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Everyone should seriously just go buy the America's test kitchen slow cooker book.
Fix It and Forget It seems to be the usual go-to for most slow cooker enthusiasts. They've been around for possibly 20 years or more. I bought a smaller paperback copy back in 2002 or 2003.
Another good one would have to be the America's Test Kitchen's Slow Cooker Revolution. America's Test Kitchen, produced by the publishers of Cooks Illustrated, tests hundreds or even thousands of recipes for a particular dish and then creates a recipe that is usually 100% foolproof. Not only does it work, but it will taste good. And if it doesn't, it's easy to see where you might have gone wrong, or where the recipe might have gone wrong. In some cases, it's even to tell if the recipe would be good before even trying to cook it. They list the ingredients in the order you'll use them, based on the instructions.
Again, no. A slow cooker is a way of cooking stuff long and low. A pressure cooker is a way of increasing the boiling point of water so that things cook hotter. But you can't just take recipe X made for "normal" cooking and put it in a pressure cooker to make it cook faster or put it in a slow cooker to make it cook slower. Well, you can, but it will not turn out good in either case.
Get America's Test Kitchen's books Slow Cooker Revolution (the second edition is lighter on prep work) and Pressure Cooker Perfection and see for yourself how the two aren't simply interchangeable by changing the amount of time you cook something.
The book Slow Cooker Revolution from America's Test Kitchen is well worth the $15 - it's filled with recipes and shortcuts specifically tested for the slow cooker
Here ya go
Got it for xmas, this is the first dish I've made from it, certainly not the last.
Get the book Slow Cooker Revolution, by America's Test Kitchen. America's Test Kitchen runs a PBS cooking show, and they produce Cook's Illustrated magazine.
To produce this cookbook, at team of 10 chefs created a lab with 30 different slow cookers, and spent a year experimenting, testing, and judging recipes with them.
The work paid off.
In particular, try their "Bachelor Beef Stew". It's all lean beef and vegetables. If you make it according to their directions, you'll make a ton, and you'll be eating the leftovers for a week or two. They like to include little tricks or shortcuts, such as adding a bag of frozen french fries to the stew, instead of cooking potatoes. Those tips go a long way to get the most out your slow cooker.
The book has 200 recipes, and they'll be the tastiest meals you'll ever eat from a slow cooker.
maybe you're cooking too long? not enough spices and seasoning?
this book is super helpful in learning when to add certain things. for example, adding only half your onions in the beginning, and then rest toward the end. i don't have a microwave, but they pretty consistently suggest par cooking things in the microwave before adding them. but overall, i've learned that you really have to punch up the flavoring at the end with more seasoning.
this is the one I have: http://www.amazon.com/Cooker-Revolution-Editors-Americas-Kitchen/dp/1933615699
some of the stuff in it is pretty complicated, but it has lots of good recipes. the white chicken chili is my go-to
Yes, someone asked that in the comments and he responded.
There is a really good slow cooker sauce in here: http://www.amazon.com/Cooker-Revolution-Editors-Americas-Kitchen/dp/1933615699 that is very similar to his that I do every few months.
Tuna cakes, kale salad, and maybe mashed potatoes if I am super hungry.
My favorite slow cooker recipe is Kalua Pig, especially now that I've figured out that the pork shoulders I've been buying only need to cook for 12 hours instead of the prescribed 16.
I'm headed out the door but I have tons more suggestions and I'll add them here later.
ETA more slow cooker things:
If you're in the market for cookbooks, we've had success with Slow Cooker Revolution (make the Moroccan chicken and chickpeas!) and Nom Nom Paleo (make the pho broth overnight, stash it in the fridge during work, defat and reheat for dinner). I'm not sure why so much of my slow cooker recipes are paleo, but whatever, they're awesome.
I don't really think it's cheating if it isn't the major component of the recipe's flavor profile.
If you're looking for great slow-cooker/crock-pot recipes, Slow Cooker Revolution by America's Test Kitchen is amazing. They use chicken and beef broth a bit, but that's not much different from using stock in a recipe. I suppose you could do it from scratch and make your own stock if it bothers you. Every dish I've made from that cookbook has turned out fantastic. There may be a little bit of prep work (sautéing, searing, or microwaving mostly) at the beginning or end of the prep but it is definitely worth it. The Bachelor Beef Stew only requires a bit of microwaving and is absolutely amazing.
I've been searching for these sorts of recipes recently too. So far my favourite i've tried from reddit is this Afghan Chickpea Recipe (ignore the unappetizing photo, it tastes much better than it looks).
Apart from that the most success i've had is from the America Test Kitchen Slow Cooker books which aren't focused on veg recipes but they have a bunch in there, and i can pretty much count on them being quality. Here's the ones i use:
The recipes i've tried are the Turkish Eggplant Casserole, Spanish Lentil Stew, and Veg Indian Curry, all pretty tasty.
One working burner? Ouch! Well, that means you'll have to learn one pan dishes. This can be fine for things like eggs and what not.
Check your local library for these books:
The Best One-Dish Suppers
Slow Cooker Revolution (assuming you get a Slow Cooker - my local Goodwill always has one but they are even cheap new.)
Cook's Illustrated Slow Cooker Revolution.
This book has recipes that run the gamut from super easy to very hard and it got me through the first 6 months of our daughter's life:
You might consider this. From Cooks Illustrated/America's Test Kitchen - so recipes are usually pretty good.
If ya really wanna wow 'em.
It's my favorite kitchen appliance, bar none! When you do get one (and after-Christmas sales are right around the corner), chow.com and (believe it or not) the food network website have some amazing slow cooker recipes. My go-to cookbooks are
Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook: 1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes!
Slow Cooker Revolution for when I'm feeling fancier (some of the recipes require more prep and ingredients but are usually worth the effort)
Want to second the crock pot idea. Frankly, my wife and I were doing this well before I was diagnosed.
Prep on a Sunday afternoon, put it in the slow cooker monday morning, and by Monday evening you've got a few days worth of meals.
And, I couldn't recommend this cookbook more highly. They've got a few recipes in there (specifically, Tomatillo Chicken Tacos and Pozole) that are staples now in my house.
If you're looking for other odd slow cooker goodness, try Slow Cooker Revolution.
They have all sorts of fun stuff, and on the more traditional side, a beef stew my dad said he would "pay a rather large amount for in a restaurant".
I have a wife who likes to cook.. She actually gets way into it and I don't make anything better by participating (I get in the way).
For my first project in our new place, I actually put up a little LCD TV for her so she can be entertained while she makes delicious stuff.... I go outside, have a cigar, and be thankful.
I do know she's dumped a beef roast and a jar of pepperoncinis in that thing in the morning, and by 7:00 at night I'm having delicious shredded beef sammiches.
To answer your question directly (and I texted my wife to confirm this) the book she uses most is Slow Cooker Revolution She has a shelf of cookbooks and this one gets the most use by far.
Hope this helps, enjoy the new place, and maybe some new grub!
America's Test Kitchen has amazed me! The science behind it... love this book.
We do dead-easy BBQ chicken and enchilada meat all the time, and then freeze portions for later use since it's no more work to make a large amount.
The trick to good crock pot recipes is that you don't get any browning, really, so you need to do something to make up for that. A lot of good recipes we've used include soy sauce, fish sauce, mushrooms, etc. or do tricks like zapping the aromatics/spices in the microwave for a few minutes before dumping in the crock.
The America's Test Kitchen crock pot cookbook is awesome:
America's Test Kitchen book will solve all your problems:
They produce the most amazing cookbooks and recipes. Other than Julia Child and Jacques Pepin, they are my go to for food related issues.
Exactly - it's sort of a lazy alternative to cooking in a pan that I picked up in this book. You could probably skip this step, but I think it helps to steam off a bit of the moisture in the onions and it's a good way to mix the flavors up a bit before adding to the slow cooker.
America's Test Kitchen Slow Cooker Revolution http://www.amazon.com/Slow-Cooker-Revolution-Americas-Kitchen/dp/1933615699
Cook's Illustrated, Crock Pot, what more could you want? I got it last week, first 20 recipes are all soups.
This has some really great recipes, some of which you can find online from blogs
I've had pretty good success with the recipes from Slow Cooker Revolution from America's Test Kitchen. There is a bit more prep involved instead of dump-and-run, but the results are always yummy. Favorite recipe = Bachelor Beef Stew