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Slow Cooker Dinners from Around the World

Serve up some international flavor with easy recipes from all over the globe.

By Family Circle editors

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Polynesian Pulled Pork
David Malosh
David Malosh
Alexandra Grablewski
Yunhee Kim
Kate Mathis
Alexandra Grablewski
Kate Mathis
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Polynesian Pulled Pork

Makes: 8 servings
Slow Cook: 9 hours on LOW
Let Rest: 10 minutes

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee.

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Beef Mole Stew

Makes: 4 servings
Slow Cook: 6 hours on HIGH

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee.

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Italian-Style Steak, Mushrooms and Onions

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Slow Cook: 6 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW

Variation: Stir up a stew. Cut chuck steak into 1-1/4-inch pieces. In place of Cubanelle peppers and red pepper, add 1 pound small red-skinned potatoes, halved. Increase broth to 1 cup. During last 25 minutes of cooking time, add 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen peas, thawed.

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Mexican 16-Bean Tomato and Chorizo Stew

Makes: 10 cups
Prep: 15 minutes
Soak: overnight
Slow Cook: 6 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW

Variation: Tweak it for kids. Substitute tomatoes seasoned with garlic and olive oil for chili-style tomatoes. Add 2 packets Goya Sazon seasoning. Replace chorizo with 3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces. Serve with warm corn tortillas.

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Asian Five-Spice Meatballs

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Slow Cook: 6 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW

Variation: Turn it into an Asian-inspired meatloaf. Reduce panko to 3/4 cup; shape meat mixture into a 7x4-inch loaf. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the ketchup mixture and pour remainder into slow cooker. Place meatloaf on top and spread with reserved ketchup mixture. Instead of rice, serve with cooked Chinese egg noodles and steamed snow peas.

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Jamaican Country Ribs

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Slow Cook: 6 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW

Variation: Try a Southern spin. Omit jerk seasoning, pineapple juice and flour. Add 2 cups prepared barbecue sauce, such as KC Masterpiece. Replace black beans with black-eyed peas. Serve with French fries and coleslaw.

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Tuscan Chicken and Beans

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Slow Cook: 6 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW

Variation: Make lamb stew. Instead of chicken, substitute 2 pounds lamb stew meat, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces. Use traditional diced tomatoes instead of fire-roasted. Replace oregano with mint.

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Chicken Tagine

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Slow Cook: 2 1/2 hours on HIGH or 5 hours on LOW

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Creamy Turkey Ragu

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Slow Cook: 6 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW

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Indonesian Beef

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Slow Cook: 6 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW

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Cassoulet

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Slow Cook: 4 hours on HIGH or 7 1/2 hours on LOW

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Sweet and Sour Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Slow Cook: 5 hours on LOW

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