150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

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The 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes is another winner slow cooker cookbook by one of my favorite cookbook authors Judith Finlayson.

I have had several of Judith’s cookbooks on my shelves long before I began reviewing cookbooks and I love them.

Judith creates great recipes. And she has done it again with 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes.

She seems to love the crock pot, as she has written several cookbooks for that time saving appliance.

The slow cooker makes such easy dinner recipes. Brown up a few ingredients, stick them in the pot and come home later to a healthy dinner, ready to eat.

It doesn’t get much better than that.

Slow cooker recipes (or crockpot recipes, whichever term you prefer) allows flavors to simmer and meld together wonderfully without the need to stir and watch the pot.

Whether you stick to the classics or like your food with a mix of international flavors, I think you will find lots to love in the recipes Judith has created in this cookbook.

They include:

  • Pumpkin Soup with Shrimp and Lime
  • Black Bean Soup
  • Seafood Gumbo
  • Butternut Chili
  • Southwestern Brisket
  • Spicy Chinese Chicken
  • Down-Home Smothered Steak
  • Caribbean Pork Roast with Rum
  • Tailgaiters Favorite Stew
  • Portuguese Pork with Clams
  • Pork Vindaloo
  • Home Style Pork and Beans
  • Lamb Shanks Braised in Guinness
  • Lamb Korma
  • Greek Beef Stew with Onions and Feta Cheese
  • Korean Style Short Ribs
  • Osso Bucco with Lemon Gremolata
  • Chicken in Onion Buttermilk Gravy
  • Southwestern Turkey Pot Pie with Cheddar Cornmeal Crust
  • Poached Salmon
  • Steamed Brown Bread
  • Cheesy Grits
  • Caribbean Pepper Pot Soup
  • Cranberry Pear Brown Betty
  • Crunch Almond Creme Caramel
  • Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Here is what others are saying about The 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

Joanna Daneman says “Send your slow cooker on a world tour”:

“Many slow cooker books strongly feature American dishes like chili, short ribs and stew. Nothing wrong with that, we all love those comforting favorites. However, it’s easy to get bored with your slow cooker and then consign it to the back of that kitchen cupboard next to the fondue pot and the raclette set. Judith Finlayson’s book could have you dragging the old Crok-King out of the cabinet again…

If you don’t want to dine nightly on exotic fare, however, there are good versions of old standbys like Shepherd’s Pie with Corn (ground beef, corn and mashed potato topping.) This is certainly one recipe that we love to come home to find steaming away in the slow cooker. There are also desserts, soups, appetizers and casseroles and roasts, even a vegetarian chili. The desserts are puddings or fruit based cakes and cobblers.

Some of the recipes are designed for certain types of slow cookers; small size crock pots are specified for the appetizers, oval shaped for roasts. So if you only have one type of cooker, you may not be able to make some recipes come out without figuring out how to adjust them. On the other hand, a small crock pot is a handy item for entertaining and you might find one at a yard sale. This book could also help you decide which pot to buy, based on the type of recipe you are likely to make the most.

The photographs are clear and colorful, the recipes are varied enough to suit most tastes. If you would like to dust off your slow cooker and take it on a world tour, this book will serve as a great travel guide, but there are plenty of home-style recipes for when you just want something familiar.”

5 star maudlin gives 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes 5.0 out of 5 stars:

“If you’re a purist about using *just* the slow cooker, even though the browning step produces more intense and balanced flavours and only one extra item to clean, this book isn’t for you.

If you aren’t interested in a mixture of English/North American standards along with a number of spicy recipes (Korean, Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Hungarian, etc.), or if you will have a difficult time finding the ingredients because your supermarkets has a limited selection, this book may not be for you.

But if you love a variety of national cuisines and can get the ingredients, you’ll love this book.

There are a lot of slow cooker recipe books out there with great recipes for beans, stews, and soups. Get one of those if all you want to make are those great standards.

This is a great book. If you want to move beyond the standards, here’s your chance!”

From Cooking in Edmonds “Anne” comes this comment about 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes.

“I LOVE to cook, I HATED ancient crockpot recipes. They are so bland. I bought this for myself back when I didn’t have a lot of time to cook when I got home from work. There are recipes in here that have become a staple of my weekly cooking. The Mellow Chicken Curry is absolutely wonderful – sometimes I use low-fat coconut milk in place of the yogurt. Carribean Pork Rum Roast – Oh my gosh! Beef Burgenion (sp?), Vegetarian Chili – has a lot of ingredients but is so worth it.

Anyway – You’d be crazy not to try it. I bought one for everyone in my family for Christmas who owned a crockpot.

Even when I’m not using the crockpot, I reference this book for recipe ideas. They are just so flavorful.”

5 star Anne gives this cookbook 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Look here for our review of another of Judith’s cookbooks, Slow Cooker Comfort Food.

Also may also want these cookbooks by Judith Finlayson:

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175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics

Canadian Diabetes Slow Cooker Recipes

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