150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded edition (July 28, 2011)
While the first edition of this book was a great seller, our tastes and interests in healthier recipes have changed since then. So they decided to to revise 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes.
Enjoy old standards and new classics in this completely revised and updated edition. While 100 of the original and your favorite recipes remain, many have been refreshed to emphasis healthy eating, and 75 new recipes (including 25 bonus recipes) have been substituted to reflect today's contemporary tasters. Consequently, the number of fish, seafood and vegetarian/vegan recipes has been expanded and their is more emphasis on whole-grain options. It's all here: from great family food to more sophisticated recipes for entertaining, not to mention luscious deserts.
I always like receiving new slow cooker cookbooks, because well I need to find recipes we'll like and will keep making. I only have a few recipes that I make over and over and it's not real exciting. Well let me say that I have found another keeper recipe from this book. The Classic Beef Stew is what I chose to make. Oh my gosh it was SO good, especially over creamy mashed potatoes. It's not like the other 2 recipes I make, I think this one wins. See my photo of it at the bottom. I've also shared 2 other recipes from the book that sound good. Upon reading reviews online, I hear the Mellow Chicken Curry is really good, and since I am trying to get myself to like curry and have my family try it, this sounds like it will be ok.
I enjoyed this book, it's got photos of most of the recipes, tips for the recipe, which sort of slow cooker would work best for that recipe and more. In this book you'll find recipes for appetizers, soups, chilies, beef and veal, pork and lamb, poultry, fish and seafood and vegetarian, grains and even desserts.
Chinese-Style Braised Pork
This recipe is so easy to make you can dish it up as a weekday meal, but it’s also delicious enough to serve to guests, with the appropriate sides. I like to accompany it with a mélange of whole-grain rice (you can buy wonderful prepared mixes at many supermarkets now) and a platter of stir-fried bok choy. If you’re offering wine, a cold Gewürztraminer is a perfect fit.
Medium (3 to 4 quart) slow cooker
6 cloves garlic, puréed (see Tips, left)
1 tbsp finely minced ginger root 15 mL
1 tsp cracked black peppercorns 5 mL
1 tsp dry mustard 5 mL
1⁄2 tsp salt 2 mL
3 lb trimmed pork shoulder or blade (butt) roast 1.5 kg [Soft Break](approx.) (see Tips, left)
1⁄2 cup soy sauce, preferably reduced-sodium 125 mL
1⁄4 cup dry sherry (see Tips, left) 60 mL
2 tbsp packed brown sugar 30 mL
3 star anise
1⁄4 cup chopped green onions 60 mL
Serves 6 to 8
I love to make this delicious dessert in the fall when apples and cranberries are in season. This version is a little tart, which suits my taste, but if you have a sweet tooth, add more sugar to the cranberry mixture.
4 cups sliced, peeled apples 1 L
2 cups cranberries, thawed if frozen 500 mL
1 tbsp cornstarch 15 mL
1⁄2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 mL
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice or port wine 30 mL
1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar 125 mL
1⁄2 cup rolled oats125 mL
2.Coconut Topping: In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, rolled oats, coconut and butter. Using two forks or your fingers, combine until crumbly. Spread over apple mixture.
3.Place a clean tea towel, folded in half (so you will have two layers), over top of stoneware. Cover and cook on High for 3 to 4 hours, until crisp is hot and bubbly. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.
Apple-Coconut Crisp: Use 6 cups (1.5 L) sliced apples, omit cranberries, reduce sugar to 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) and use lemon juice rather than port wine.
- Vegetarian Friendly
- Entertaining Worthy
- Can Be Halved[Soft Break](see Tip, below)
If you are halving this recipe, be sure to use a small (approx. 11⁄2 to 3 quart) slow cooker.
Excerpted from The 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes, Second Edition by Judith Finlayson
Photographs by Colin Erricson © 2011 Robert Rose Inc. www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.
Classic Beef Stew
red wine or water
*Disclosure* I wrote this review for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes. The product(s) in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting my review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation. Product info & stock images provided by PR or Co.