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The Complete Slow Cooker: From Appetizers to Desserts – 400 Must-Have Recipes That Cook While You Play (or Work) (The Complete ATK Cookbook Series)

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The Complete Slow Cooker is America’s Test Kitchen’s definitive guide to how to cook using a slow cooker. It builds on the success the test kitchen has had from years of testing and retesting slow cooker recipes and pushing the limits of what a slow cooker can do. Packed with 450 recipes, this blockbuster collection is for both new and experienced slow cooker cooks.

The Complete Slow Cooker is a comprehensive collection of recipes for everything from Appetizers to Desserts. The 450 recipes include the stellar must-have recipes from our previous books as well as 80 all-new recipes. They cover an amazing range of food, from the expected, pasta sauce and beef stew, to the unexpected, wheat berry salad and crème brûlée. This new cookbook continues to raise the bar for slow cooker food with sophisticated foolproof recipes as only America’s Test Kitchen can provide. ATK’s test cooks continue to develop recipes that explore new ground; exciting new recipes include tuna braised in olive oil, brown bread, and granola.

From the Publisher

Mushroom BiryaniMushroom Biryani

Slow Cooker Success

We provide bulletproof techniques to make the most out of your slow cooker.

Chicken and Garden Vegetable SoupChicken and Garden Vegetable Soup

Chicken and Garden Vegetable Soup

Thai-Style ShrimpThai-Style Shrimp

The Test Kitchen’s Top Secrets to Slow-Cooker Success

Bulk up on Spices, Aromatics, and other Flavorings

Get Out A Skillet (Sometimes)

Pay Attention to Temperature When Cooking Lean Proteins

Jump-Start the Cooking of Rice and Pasta

Resist Lifting the Lid to Stir (Most of the Time)

And more!

Hands Off: Set it and forget it until dinner time.

It cooks while you play (or work)

If you think your slow cooker is a one-trick kitchen tool, think again. The Complete Slow Cooker shows that this humble appliance can be used to make almost anything. Sure, there are lots and lots of stews, soups, chilis, & braises. But how about easy appetizers (from chicken wings to garlicky Spanish-style shrimp) or desserts, including warm chocolate pudding cake & Key Lime Pie (yes, you read that right!). This 400 recipe collection shows the true versatility of the humble slow cooker.

Slow cook your way to:

Pot Roast

Pot Roast

Black Bean and Bulgar Wheat Bowls

Black Bean and Bulgar Wheat Bowls

Barbecued Spareribs

Barbecued Spareribs

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Classic Pot Roast with Carrots and Potatoes

We break a large chuck-eye roast into smaller roasts and brown them for the ultimate slow-cooker pot roast.

Southwestern Black Bean and Bulgur Bowls

This healthy bean-bulgur bowl is easy to make in a slow cooker, which is the perfect way to infuse the beans with flavor.

Classic Barbecued Spareribs

These fall-off-the-bone tender barbecued pork spareribs need only a simple pantry barbecue sauce and a few minutes under the broiler to develop a lightly charred exterior.

Mashed Potatoes

If you’ve cooked mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving, you know that making them is one of the last tasks you need to tackle before dinner is served. Use this recipe and rewrite the script.

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