Aroma is a unique kitchen appliance brand that comes up with multi-functional appliances. They even have the tagline “America’s Favorite Rice Cooker”, because their rice cookers are also steamers and slow cookers. And need I tell you, when you have the right recipe at hand, slow cooking anything is a piece of cake! With all that said, let’s get to the various recipes that go well with Aroma slow cookers. We give to you the best Aroma slow cooker recipes.
Country Style Pot Roast
The Pot roast is, simply put, roasted meat with one or two accompanying vegetables such as carrots. This is mixed in with some seasoning and flavor additives and then roasted for a long time, which gives it a wholesome, smoky flavor.
To get started you will need: 4 white potatoes cut into chunks, 5 medium carrots cut into chunks, 3 thick sliced medium onions, 1 boneless 4-pound roast, 1 and a third cup of water, half a cup of cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon of ground cloves, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 and a half teaspoon of pepper, 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce, half a spoon of garlic powder, 3 bay leaves, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and a quarter cup of water.
To begin, form a layer of vegetables on the slow cooker first. This will form the base on which the roast will sit. Once all the vegetables are in place, put the roast on top. Take a large bowl and combine every ingredient apart from the cornstarch and quarter cup of water.
Take these two and put it in a jar together. Close the lid and mix them well by shaking. The resultant mixture needs to be put into the large bowl where the other ingredients are. Take a whisk and work around the bowl, mingling the entire thing well. Once the entire mixture has blended in, pour it onto the meat in the slow cooker.
Put the lid on the cooker and set it either at low heat for 6.5 to 8 hours, or high heat for 4 to 5 hours. Once the cooking is done, let the entire thing sit for a while. When it comes to serving, cut the meat portions against the grain, and be sure to serve each meat portion with the vegetables and the broth!
Steak with Gravy
If you like eating meat, then more likely than not steak is high on your list of favorite foods. And understandably so, because they are so juicy and fulfilling! First, you need to get the following things: 1.5 to 2 pounds of cubed steak, 1 packet of au jus gravy mix, 1 can of undiluted chicken soup cream, 1 pack of Beefy French onion soup mix, 1 and a half cup of water, and 3 tablespoons of cornstarch.
Ideally, you would want to do this in one of Aroma’s 6-quart slow cooker. Start off by spraying the bottom of the slow cooker to prevent sticking of the meat. Once the spray has settled, put in the steak in the slow cooker.
Sprinkle the au jus packet of seasoning, and also the beefy French onion soup mix with it. These will provide the flavor for the steak. Next, put in the water and chicken soup cream on it. Once in, mix all of these together well. Once the mixture has done blending, let it sit and get to cooking.
Cover the top of the slow cooker with a lid. Initially, you set the heat at low and cook the entire thing for 8 hours. You are pretty much done after these 8 hours have passed, but half an hour before serving, you should mix the cornstarch with a quarter cup of the juice that is left on the slow cooker. Mix it together and put it into the slow cooker again.
This causes the gravy to thicken, which is the kind you would want for a steak. Set the heat to high and leave it on for another half hour. Once you reach your desired gravy thickness, take it off. You are now ready to serve!
Red Wine and Garlic Slow-Cooked Lamb Shanks
Lamb shanks are quite large chunks of lamb meat that is full of flavor and come in quite a large portion. This means that with the right set of seasoning and flavoring marinade, you can get tender meat that is cooked to perfection.
To start, get 2 teaspoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of plain flour, 4 trimmed lamb shanks, 1 chopped brown onion, 2 garlic cloves crushed, 3 cups of red wine, and 700ml of Italian cooking sauce. This will be
First, take the flour into a bowl and add seasonings to it. Mix the flour seasoning mix, and once it seems to have somewhat been mixed evenly, take the lamb shanks and coat them with the mixture thoroughly. Once some of the mixture sticks, shake the shanks to cause excesses to fall off.
Put the shanks in a pan for a few minutes. Leave it on just enough for it to be charred brown. Meanwhile, put the wine in the slow cooker along with the garlic and onion. Dip the shanks into the mix one by one, making sure not to spill any of the wine nor remove the flour that is mixed on the shanks. Once it sits in, cover the top of the slow cooker and set it to high heat.
The overall time it ought to take should be around 1 and a half hours. Make sure to check for tenderness. Don’t worry about the wine, it will evaporate away because of the heat. Poke the meat part of the shanks with something to find out how tender it is, and once it reaches the desired tenderness, take off the shanks immediately and put them to rest on a plate. Lo and behold, tasty and juicy lamb shanks!
That’s a Wrap!
It really is hard to get it wrong with a slow cooker, especially when it comes from a company like Aroma. The simple trick is to put in the right ingredients and let the cooker do the cooking.