There's a reason why slow cooker recipes are wildly popular. We want convenience, and we want—and need—it now. The slow cooker delivers just that, working hard for us while we're hard at work, welcoming us home to a fragrant dinner that's just waiting to be enjoyed. This simple appliance works miracles with tough, inexpensive cuts of meat, coaxing out incredible flavor and turning out meltingly tender results. Through its low, slow cooking, it melds and marries flavors; it brings ingredients together in delicious harmony. And it offers up a few surprises: appetizers, sides, and drinks that simmer to perfection—hands-free.
Indian Lamb Curry
A combo of tomato juice and flour creates a thick sauce. Serve with a piece of naan to sop up any extra. Garam masala is an incredibly complex and flavorful Indian spice blend you can use in a a variety of applications, so it's a good spice to keep on hand. Work it into dry rubs for roasted or grilled meats, sprinkle a little into veggie dishes for tantalizing aroma, or stir into yogurt sauces. While lamb works well in this dish, with a flavor strong enough to hold up to the bold spices, chicken would make a good substitute. The recipe calls for canned diced tomatoes, but you can use an equal amount of canned whole tomatoes, crushed or cut up.