Slow-cookers are a great complement to today’s busy lifestyles. Once the ingredients are added, the meal cooks itself. This collection brings together a huge number and variety of recipes that show off the value, ease, and versatility — not to mention delicious taste — of this cooking method.

Some examples of Slow Cooked Beef Stews:

 

Family Beef Stew
A simple yet satisfying beef stew; serve over noodles, if you like.
4 entrée servings
1 pound beef round steak, cut into strips (1/2-inch)
1 cup reduced-sodium fat-free beef broth
1⁄2 cup dry red wine or beef broth
2 cups cut wax or green beans
2 each: cubed medium potatoes, small onions cut
into wedges
3 carrots, thickly sliced
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Combine all ingredients, except salt and pepper, in
slow cooker; cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Country Beef Stew
This slow cooked stew is delicious served over noodles or rice.
4 entrée servings
2 pounds lean beef stew meat, cubed
1 cup each: reduced-sodium beef broth,
cubed parsnip, chopped onion, celery
1⁄2 cup dry red wine or beef broth
2 cups each: cubed unpeeled red potato,
thickly sliced carrots
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1⁄2 teaspoon each: dried thyme and rosemary leaves
1 large bay leaf
1⁄2 cup frozen peas, thawed
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1⁄4 cup cold water
Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Combine all ingredients, except peas, cornstarch, water, salt, and pepper,
in 6-quart slow cooker; cover and cook on high 4 to 5 hours. Add peas,
turn heat to high, and cook 10 minutes; stir in combined cornstarch and
water, stirring 2 to 3 minutes. Discard bay leaf; season to taste with salt and
pepper.

 

Included in this book are more than a thousand Slow Cooker recipes — all thoroughly tested — for appetizers, entrees, side dishes, breads, sandwiches, and desserts.

 

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