Cookbook giveaway - The Great American Slow Cooker Book

The Great American Slow cooker

We're delighted to be able to offer 5 copies of Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough's new cookbook (the 22nd!) - The Great American Slow Cooker Book: 500 Easy Recipes for Every Day and Every Size of Machine  - to our EYB members. The book is "the ultimate in slow-cooker books--with 500 recipes, each adapted for three sizes of appliance. From breakfast to soups, mains to grains, vegetables to desserts, this guide is the only book you'll ever need to master your slow cooker or crockpot."

To learn a little more about the book and its authors, check out our interview with Bruce and Mark.


And to win a copy, just answer the following question: Bruce and Mark tell us in their interview what the perfect food to cook in a slow cooker is, so we'll ask you: What do you think is the perfect dish to make in a slow cooker?

Additional rules are:

  • Please make certain you have signed in to the EYB website (you don't have to be a paid member). This ensures that we have your email address and can get in contact with you. 
  • The giveaway will expire in 4 weeks on February 24, 2014.

This contest is now closed.  The 5 lucky winners, selected by random number generator, are lieselpeas, TippyCanoe, MelMM, TheSpicedLife, and Lillibet.


  • fdrfdm  on  1/27/2014 at 2:42 PM


  • krobbins426  on  1/27/2014 at 2:50 PM

    Overnight steel cut oats.

  • Julimorr  on  1/27/2014 at 3:07 PM

    Pork shoulder or chili

  • TippyCanoe  on  1/27/2014 at 3:11 PM


  • esztlil  on  1/27/2014 at 3:16 PM


  • boysnbacon  on  1/27/2014 at 3:16 PM

    Short ribs

  • KarinaFrancis  on  1/27/2014 at 3:21 PM

    osso bucco

  • kedmiston  on  1/27/2014 at 3:22 PM

    Pulled pork or BBQ chicken. Chili is also best cooked in the slow cooker. Thank you for the chance to win!

  • Agatha  on  1/27/2014 at 3:31 PM

    Lamb hotpot with black pudding and pearl barley

  • hollyglen  on  1/27/2014 at 3:37 PM

    I love to take chicken breasts and cover them in salsa and cook on low all day. Then take them out and shred them, put them back in the salsa and I have flavorful shredded chicken for tacos, burritos, salad, etc. You can even make it with frozen chicken breasts (for those days I forget to defrost them in advance).

  • TrishaCP  on  1/27/2014 at 3:37 PM

    Chili and caramelized onions....

  • eselque  on  1/27/2014 at 3:45 PM


  • wester  on  1/27/2014 at 3:47 PM

    Osso buco.

  • sailor  on  1/27/2014 at 4:46 PM

    Chicken curry made with chicken thighs. In fact all sorts of curry. And beef cheeks cooked in Guinness. Wow never thought of using the slow cooker as a bain- marie, great tip guys -- thanks.

  • lieselpeas  on  1/27/2014 at 5:38 PM

    all types of chili

  • jdl958  on  1/27/2014 at 6:03 PM

    I love to do lentil and carrot stew in a crockpot - it's not just tasty, but it's also very nutritious. I LOVE slow cookers - I have about 8 or 10 cookbooks for them, but I'm sure this one will top them all! Thanks, guys!

  • bookpoet  on  1/27/2014 at 6:33 PM

    Short ribs.

  • Aggie92  on  1/27/2014 at 6:42 PM

    Bavarian sauerkraut, chicken (or turkey stock) and beef stew. I just love my slow cooker. It gets used weekly this time of year.

  • esjro  on  1/27/2014 at 7:38 PM

    Lentil soup!

  • sgump  on  1/27/2014 at 8:58 PM

    Baked beans (vegetarian or otherwise)

  • mattheinz  on  1/27/2014 at 9:38 PM

    Pulled pork, without a doubt...

  • Queezle_Sister  on  1/27/2014 at 10:12 PM

    sloppy joes

  • Soccermom  on  1/28/2014 at 4:35 AM

    apple butter and stock

  • chawkins  on  1/28/2014 at 5:45 AM

    Pork shoulder for sure.

  • jenniesb  on  1/28/2014 at 6:54 AM

    Crock pot caramel!

  • Lillibet  on  1/28/2014 at 7:18 AM


  • vickster  on  1/28/2014 at 7:30 AM

    Pot roast

  • deucemom  on  1/28/2014 at 7:43 AM

    Pulled pork - hmmm, maybe today!

  • springliving  on  1/28/2014 at 8:55 AM

    pulled pork, for sure!

  • decklededges  on  1/28/2014 at 9:38 AM


  • GsyAnne  on  1/28/2014 at 10:07 AM

    A beef Bourguinon!

  • kath  on  1/28/2014 at 11:20 AM

    Red Beans and Rice!

  • rivergait  on  1/28/2014 at 1:14 PM

    Pork shoulder, which I use as a base for homemade dog food. Of course, I also get part of it as my protein for dinner before the dogs get a chance. No sauce or spices...just well-fatted meat.

  • JulesLP  on  1/28/2014 at 1:26 PM

    My favorite thing to make in my slow cooker; is pork shoulder in root beer and then pulled and tossed with barbecue sauce.

  • ChefVinny  on  1/28/2014 at 2:03 PM

    Gotta be brisket! :)

  • boardingace  on  1/28/2014 at 2:24 PM

    I don't have one, but I'd love to win this book for my friend who is due any day now with baby #3 - she loves her slow-cooker and I think she would LOVE this book! From what I've heard, the best thing to cook in a slow-cooker are meats and chilis, but it would be fun to try a dessert from a slow-cooker too!

  • Dee369  on  1/28/2014 at 2:36 PM

    They said "CHICKEN THIGHS" are better in the slow cooker! (Foghorn Leghorn confirmed it.)

  • liasim  on  1/28/2014 at 3:04 PM

    Pot roast. Low and slow with lots of veggies.

  • dmforman  on  1/28/2014 at 3:53 PM

    Pork, sauerkraut, a bottle of beer, and a few cut up apples.

  • bso53  on  1/28/2014 at 4:00 PM

    Chili and soup; I don't use mine much but with this book I will for sure!

  • Zosia  on  1/28/2014 at 4:30 PM

    Pulled pork.

  • icywit  on  1/28/2014 at 6:03 PM

    Brisket ... pulled pork.

  • NikkiPixie  on  1/28/2014 at 6:27 PM

    It's gotta be chilli con carne.....

  • kimbaddd  on  1/28/2014 at 6:32 PM

    Chuck roast, with chipotle seasoning!

  • spockie  on  1/28/2014 at 6:35 PM


  • JaneC  on  1/28/2014 at 7:19 PM

    A stew made with chicken thighs

  • margiem  on  1/28/2014 at 7:34 PM

    Multi-bean dark meat ground turkey chili

  • wordwright  on  1/28/2014 at 8:19 PM


  • sbyron  on  1/29/2014 at 12:40 AM

    Lemon Greek Chicken - perfect with roast potatos too.

  • GillB  on  1/29/2014 at 2:13 AM

    Lamb shanks

  • CCquahog  on  1/29/2014 at 4:33 AM

    Turkey & stuffing, Thanksgiving in one pot! Except you still need a pie or two.

  • hihelen_westbrook  on  1/29/2014 at 6:13 AM

    Chicken curry!

  • ballen  on  1/29/2014 at 8:12 AM

    Italian sausages with homemade tomato sauce.

  • BlueberrysMom  on  1/29/2014 at 8:58 AM

    Country-style pork ribs, hands down!

  • Urszula  on  1/29/2014 at 9:26 AM

    Beef Shoulder with no doubts!

  • VoidWalker  on  1/29/2014 at 11:43 AM

    Anything involving brisket, especially corned beef. That stuff is practically made for slow cooking!

  • jlrebel  on  1/29/2014 at 12:17 PM

    Beef stew.

  • ckline  on  1/29/2014 at 3:05 PM

    Roast with vegetables! Yum!

  • Kerrey  on  1/29/2014 at 3:16 PM

    I haven't made much I liked in my slow cooker, maybe this book could change my mind.

  • colevb6  on  1/29/2014 at 3:23 PM

    Korean style short ribs!

  • MelMM  on  1/29/2014 at 5:12 PM

    Oxtails. Also stock.

  • ecasey830  on  1/29/2014 at 5:34 PM

    Pulled chicken

  • elisa  on  1/29/2014 at 5:45 PM

    lentil stew

  • AmyYLee  on  1/29/2014 at 5:45 PM

    Short Ribs!

  • lmalter  on  1/29/2014 at 6:35 PM

    pork shoulder or short ribs!!!!

  • TheSpicedLife  on  1/29/2014 at 7:19 PM

    I JUST got my first slow cooker!!! So I am going to say any recipe with beef chuck or brisket and hope I win a copy!!!!

  • alikazaam  on  1/29/2014 at 9:23 PM

    I'm torn between beef barley soup or meat and au jus for French Dips. I love them both, especially this time of year!

  • Bambe  on  1/30/2014 at 12:59 AM

    Chicken. Cooks slow and evenly and the taste is special. Always remove the skin after cooking.

  • BarbaraM48  on  1/30/2014 at 11:18 AM

    Short ribs and chicken stock.

  • omegabeth  on  1/30/2014 at 11:20 AM

    Classic beef stew--tender beef chunks, pearl onions, carrots, peas, in a just-thick-enough sauce...

  • LeePicard  on  1/30/2014 at 11:20 AM

    Stew and brisket!

  • prpost  on  1/30/2014 at 11:20 AM

    Pulled pork, or chicken, or beef

  • Helenascheffer  on  1/30/2014 at 11:21 AM

    Pulled pork

  • ccav  on  1/30/2014 at 11:24 AM

    Oh beans beans beans! Bean soups, plain beans for other recipes, bean stews. Meaty beans, vegan beans. Lately: harira, adzuki-miso soup, lentil-split pea, kitchari, korean black bean soup.

  • gretchen26  on  1/30/2014 at 11:26 AM

    pulled chicken!

  • redhairing  on  1/30/2014 at 11:28 AM


  • alicebrody  on  1/30/2014 at 11:29 AM

    Chicken with forty cloves of garlic Chipotle braised short ribs

  • Nsteinen  on  1/30/2014 at 11:36 AM


  • bethihearyoucalling  on  1/30/2014 at 11:37 AM

    Pulled pork (pork shoulder)!

  • Talulah  on  1/30/2014 at 11:38 AM

    Greek yogurt. Yup. It's the perfect use. Lentil soup is a very close second.

  • maisie_grn  on  1/30/2014 at 11:42 AM

    Meatballs!! That was my favorite thing mom made in one growing up

  • alisonkc  on  1/30/2014 at 11:43 AM

    I do steel cut oats every week in my slow cooker, but I think the perfect thing to do is apple butter - it comes out great with much less hands-on work and no worry about scorching.

  • RANGER99  on  1/30/2014 at 11:47 AM

    Beef Stew!!!!!

  • elysek  on  1/30/2014 at 11:53 AM


  • earthnfire  on  1/30/2014 at 12:03 PM

    Short ribs.

  • matt478  on  1/30/2014 at 12:09 PM


  • matag  on  1/30/2014 at 12:14 PM

    Pulled pork

  • raymeiggs  on  1/30/2014 at 12:20 PM

    pork shoulder -- definitely!

  • MamaFi  on  1/30/2014 at 12:50 PM

    Greek lamb - oregano, garlic, lots of lemon and time!

  • Imalinata  on  1/30/2014 at 1:17 PM

    Pulled pork for sure!

  • Jomurrell  on  1/30/2014 at 1:18 PM

    Chicken thigh stew on cold winter night!

  • lauriesk  on  1/30/2014 at 1:53 PM


  • margiehubbard  on  1/30/2014 at 1:55 PM

    Pulled pork!

  • chikadulce  on  1/30/2014 at 2:03 PM

    I love my crockpot and use it all the time - once a week during the winter. It has so many uses, but I think the best thing to use it for is chili!

  • pipinita21  on  1/30/2014 at 2:07 PM

    Beef stew has to be the winner.

  • karen6292  on  1/30/2014 at 2:47 PM

    Pulled Pork!!

  • greenkri  on  1/30/2014 at 3:26 PM

    My favorite is pulled pork, hands down.

  • Eydie  on  1/30/2014 at 3:35 PM

    brisket works great

  • murton  on  1/30/2014 at 3:35 PM

    I think jam would be a good thing to cook in slow cooker

  • grumpybear  on  1/30/2014 at 4:28 PM

    It's so grad to pick! As a busy mom, I use my slow cooker multiple times a week. A whole chicken is awesome, bc then you have all the shredded meat, & can make stock right in the slow cooker after.

  • Jill_in_Vermont  on  1/30/2014 at 5:13 PM

    Chicken Molé is delicious from my slow cooker. No pre-cooking required.

  • jd5761  on  1/30/2014 at 5:28 PM


  • smallan  on  1/30/2014 at 5:38 PM

    lamb shanks, in white wine, middle eastern spices, finely diced carrots and lots of garlic!

  • hepzibah59  on  1/30/2014 at 6:14 PM

    Anything that means I don't have to do too much preparation.

  • kbailey  on  1/30/2014 at 7:23 PM

    I love a good hearty chili in the slow cooker.

  • Brandeemk  on  1/30/2014 at 7:24 PM

    Chile Verde Chili

  • bluegoose53  on  1/30/2014 at 8:23 PM

    Pork shoulder for pulled pork.

  • richterrenee1  on  1/30/2014 at 8:47 PM

    I have a taco soup that only works in the slow cooker. But boneless skinless chicken for pulled BBQ is awesome.

  • laurelledge  on  1/30/2014 at 9:32 PM

    Shirley Corriher's pork butt

  • jheinold  on  1/30/2014 at 9:36 PM

    Boston baked beans

  • ckbkaddict  on  1/30/2014 at 9:46 PM

    Sticky chicken (made with chicken thighs, of course!)

  • Kingchef  on  1/31/2014 at 4:56 AM

    Pork spare ribs

  • pokarekare  on  1/31/2014 at 5:44 AM

    Osso bucco, braised lamb shanks, anything with chuck steak - melts in the mouth!

  • redbird  on  1/31/2014 at 6:08 AM

    Bean soups or Boston baked beans.

  • CLeonard  on  1/31/2014 at 6:36 AM

    Pulled pork. Great for a crowd

  • sciencefair  on  1/31/2014 at 8:48 AM

    Another one for pork ribs. We eat them once a month.

  • cthdawn  on  1/31/2014 at 8:51 AM

    love the ribs; but when you make chili in the slow cooker it really allows the flavors to develop beautifully

  • Gunnygoo  on  1/31/2014 at 11:13 AM

    Perfect food to cook in crock pot? Stew of any kind but particularly savory beef with carrots, celery, potatoes and tomatoes.

  • jlh39  on  1/31/2014 at 11:36 AM

    Pork shoulder ties with beef chuck roast as a favorite for the crock pot.

  • HungryHaggis  on  1/31/2014 at 11:52 AM

    As a relative newbie to this (I got my slow cooker for Christmas!) I've been trying loads of recipes and managed a mean mexican chicken stew last week. I looking for a good pulled pork recipe though #off to EYB library!!

  • JamieK  on  1/31/2014 at 12:39 PM

    Split Pea Soup using a smoked ham hock

  • dn_miller  on  1/31/2014 at 1:11 PM


  • pgarcia  on  1/31/2014 at 3:53 PM

    Pot roast!

  • dmcfann  on  1/31/2014 at 6:26 PM

    Pork shoulder!

  • trudy  on  1/31/2014 at 6:48 PM

    A slow cooked bolonaise, apricot chicken and corned beef.

  • Carpecookie  on  1/31/2014 at 7:12 PM

    Pulled pork shoulder is the current house favourite

  • JanScholl  on  2/1/2014 at 1:24 AM

    Vegetarian chili. I pot it before I go to bed and by morning, I have enough to dine for several days and maybe even freeze up some.

  • Waderu  on  2/1/2014 at 8:17 AM

    black beans are super easy and taste so much better in the slow cooker... i make a batch, divide into 1 or 2 cup servings and freeze.

  • zarprey  on  2/2/2014 at 12:18 PM

    Carnitas. Yum.

  • ae.bell  on  2/2/2014 at 6:14 PM


  • ean  on  2/2/2014 at 10:54 PM

    Chicken tortilla soup

  • bfg67  on  2/3/2014 at 11:01 AM

    oxtail stew

  • hkessler  on  2/4/2014 at 2:32 AM

    Beef short ribs and chilli.

  • Toppity  on  2/4/2014 at 9:07 AM

    Anything done in the pressure cooker!

  • Nancith  on  2/4/2014 at 4:21 PM

    Pot roast or almost any kind of soup.

  • DKennedy  on  2/4/2014 at 5:33 PM

    I don't know if it is the perfect food to make in it, but I mainly make a potted roast of some sort. Chile verde, lambs neck, or short ribs come to mind.

  • Siegal  on  2/5/2014 at 8:30 AM


  • RobinCR  on  2/6/2014 at 6:41 AM

    Green Pork Chili

  • dinnermints  on  2/7/2014 at 5:42 PM

    beans bourguignonne - just tried it for the first time, was delish!

  • Globegal  on  2/7/2014 at 11:42 PM

    Fruit cake.

  • rahiscock  on  2/8/2014 at 6:23 AM

    Lamb shanks, slow cooked in wine & rosemary

  • hillsboroks  on  2/8/2014 at 8:47 AM

    Pot roast with herbs and garlic - yum!

  • vinochic  on  2/11/2014 at 12:27 AM

    Short ribs

  • kbennall  on  2/11/2014 at 5:05 PM

    Bone broths. So much easier than on the stove top, since you don't have to worry about scorching or boiling over.

  • Foodfann  on  2/12/2014 at 1:29 PM

    I would say the old steamed puddings and breads, Boston brown bread probably being the best-known example. These had almost died out, as the old method of cooking them required at least 2 hours of stovetop steaming - wasteful of fuel and very impractical, especially here in Florida where I live! The slow cooker has given these desserts a whole new lease on life.

  • ladibyrd  on  2/13/2014 at 12:03 AM

    Pot roast, but it seems like we only remember to use our for making plain beans from dried. Love all the ideas I'm getting just from the comments!

  • JoBills  on  2/13/2014 at 3:05 PM

    Lamb shank tagine

  • crandall57  on  2/14/2014 at 3:35 PM

    Pulled pork shoulder is perfect in the slow cooker.

  • Admiral  on  2/16/2014 at 2:51 PM


  • Chefhenry  on  2/16/2014 at 3:31 PM

    Chili, just keeps getting better!

  • cookgoalie  on  2/17/2014 at 2:58 AM

    Beef casserole with lots of onions.

  • lmurphy  on  2/18/2014 at 12:02 PM

    Beef or pork in a tomato-based stew or sauce

  • annieski  on  2/19/2014 at 5:22 AM

    osso bucco

  • kfelton  on  2/20/2014 at 1:01 PM

    pulled pork

  • Riversideshep  on  2/20/2014 at 3:40 PM

    The nicest I have had was a thai green curry. The aroma in the kitchen for the full afternoon was amazing and the curry was perfect.

  • angelanorr  on  2/22/2014 at 10:09 AM

    Bean soup

  • Grywhp  on  2/22/2014 at 10:30 AM

    Pork shoulder

  • cambridgecook  on  2/22/2014 at 11:00 AM


  • AMbaby56  on  2/22/2014 at 2:06 PM

    I love a beef roast in the slow cooker!!

  • patsylu  on  2/24/2014 at 10:34 PM

    Any bean soup

  • Jane  on  2/25/2014 at 8:19 PM

    This contest is now closed. The 5 lucky winners, selected by random number generator, are lieselpeas, TippyCanoe, MelMM, TheSpicedLife, and Lillibet.

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