Kleftico (in a slow cooker). First pre heat the slow cooker. Make sure there is bit of fat on the meat. Kleftiko – Greek slow cooked Lamb Shoulder – Greek Recipe – how to make the best (kleftiko / kleftico) lamb recipe ever!
In essence this was the original slow cooked Greek lamb recipe (or slow cooked Cypriot lamb to be specific). My first experience of Lamb Kleftiko was in the Troodos mountains, but minus the bandits. Sitting on long communal tables with a steaming foil wrap being delivered to you in a bowl it's genius. You can have Kleftico (in a slow cooker) using 6 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you cook that.
Ingredients of Kleftico (in a slow cooker)
- You need 2 Kg of Leg of mutton or Shoulder of Lamb.
- It’s 1 of big onion.
- You need of Lots of garlic.
- It’s Half of a jar of pesto.
- It’s 2 cans of plum tomatos.
- It’s of Lots of Rosemary.
Healthy: Slow cookers typically create healthier meals. This is because they rarely require oils or fats in the cooking process. The food is left to simmer in it own juices, which preserves a lot of the vitamins and minerals otherwise lost during standard cooking. Slow cooker recipes are also normally packed.
Kleftico (in a slow cooker) step by step
- First pre heat the slow cooker. Then cut the mutton into 4 or 5 big chunks and brown in a thick pan. Make sure there is bit of fat on the meat. Without some fat it wont be nice..
- When the meat is nice and brown add chopped garlic onion tomato and pesto and bring to the boil.
- Put 4 or 5 sprigs of Rosemary into a pre heated slow cooker.
- Then pour the meat and liquid on top. This way the Rosemary infuses lots of flavour into the meat as it cooks..
- Cook on low for HOURS. I did mine for 6 hours but longer is OK too.
- At the end of the cooking time I had far too much liquid so I returned it to the pot and reduced the liquid on a high heat..
- I served with a potato & veg crush. You could do rice or roast spuds too if you want..
Place foil tray onto a baking tray. Remove from oven, remove foil, and drain liquor. And of course the juices left in the slow cooker. In a slow cooker, heat begins at the base and works its way up the sides, then into the food. The steam generated from the heat creates a vacuum seal Benefits of Using a Slow Cooker.