7 Mediterranean Crockpot Recipes
or slow cooker? These 7 Mediterranean Crockpot recipes are ideal for busy people who want a delicious home-cooked meal after a long day! If you spend a little time overnight before preparing ingredients, you’ll be ready to prepare a meal together quickly that will stew all day while you’re at work. There’s nothing better than coming home to a house that smells like homemade food. You can guarantee that your slow cooker will cook everything to the end and develop a serious depth of flavor in the process.
the common things that’s great about Mediterranean crockpot recipes is that they contain lots of vegetables and a little meat. This makes them crowd favorites. Most guys love these dishes because they still have some meat, but the vegetables taste beautiful when stewing with all the meat, herbs, spices and extra virgin olive oil. If you can’t get your husband, wife, or children to eat vegetables, this may be your solution!
These recipes are inspired by Moroccan and Greek cuisine. Moroccan recipes are loaded with different spices and exotic flavors that leave you wanting to explore more recipes from this amazing cuisine. Greek recipes focus more on olive oil and tomato-based sauces that are enhanced by fresh, dried herbs, and also some spices. If you have any crockpot recipes from other Mediterranean countries besides Morocco and Greece, I’d love for you to share it with me! We are always looking for inspiration/ideas for new Mediterranean crockpot recipes. They may even appear on our site someday! Enjoy these recipes and don’t forget to rate and comment.
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1. Slow Cooker Moroccan Chickpea Stew with Couscous
This is my favorite slow cooker recipe to date! Throw this away in the morning and let it cook while you’re at work. This chickpea stew is absolutely loaded with flavor! Spices add layer after layer of flavor, without being overwhelming. The onions and garlic simply melt after 6 hours in the slow cooker. A good amount of extra virgin olive oil, half a cup to be exact, really brings all the flavors together and gives a richness that this vegetarian recipe deserves! Not to mention, what is a Mediterranean recipe without an excessive amount of olive oil!
2. Green beans with pork and potatoes (
Spend 20 minutes in the morning preparing dinner, throw it in your slow cooker, set the timer and you’re done. This is a super quick and tasty way to get two servings of vegetables per bowl and satisfy the hungry meat eater. The green beans are cooked to perfection and the meat is tender and full of flavor.
3. Moroccan meatballs and vegetables with spices
This recipe has
two versions, a stove and a slow cooker. This recipe is inspired by a dish from a traditional Moroccan local in western Massachusetts, Mosaic Cafe. Thanks to the spice trade of antiquity, a large number of spices have found their way into Moroccan cuisine. If you’ve never tried Moroccan cuisine before, it will open up a world of flavors you can’t believe you’ve never explored before.
4. Slow Cooker Greek Sauce with Chicken (Greek Kokkinito)
This is a traditional Greek dish that is tasty and warms you. Of course, traditionally it’s not made this way, but for the ease and foolproof tender meat, I’m using a slow cooker. This is one of those Greek comfort foods I can imagine eating in a small tavern high in the mountains of Central Greece with the smell of burning wood fires and slow-cooked meats.
Slow cooker stew with eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes (Greece)
In the original version of this recipe, I needed to simmer on the stove for 45 minutes. Instead of tending to the stove, you put this on in the morning and go about your day. When you get home, you have a delicious tender beef stew waiting for you. The meat becomes tender with spoon. Yes, I said spoon-tender, not fork-tender.
6. Moroccan chicken tajine with sweet potatoes and raisins (slow cooker)
Here’s how to make a tasty Moroccan chicken tagine in less time than it would take to order it at a restaurant. Spend 15 minutes in the morning preparing all the ingredients, throw it in a slow cooker, stir well, go to work (or whatever you do during the day), go home and eat! I find it very welcoming to smell a home-cooked meal when I walk through the door at the end of the day. A Moroccan tagine is a traditional dish of the Mediterranean diet that is named after the clay pot that is used to cook it. Making a tagine in a slow cooker (clay pot) creates a dish of taste very similar to the original clay pot. One advantage of doing this at home is that you will save a lot of money compared to ordering it in a restaurant.
7. Slow Cooker Chicken Stifado (Greek chicken stew)
Chicken stifado (Greek chicken stew)
is one of the tastiest Greek dishes of all. The combination of cinnamon and orange perfectly complements the meat and makes this dish homely and warm. Pearl onions are essential because they absorb all the flavor of meat and spices. I make this recipe stifado with chicken breast because the traditional meat for this is rabbit, which is harder to find. Chicken breast is low in fat and cooked to the tender fork in the slow cooker. Traditional stifado usually requires much more care and many more steps than this version. The taste, however, comes out the same. You’re going to need a good crusty bread because the stifado creates an incredibly good dip sauce.