The Gourmet Slow Cooker: Simple and Sophisticated Meals from Around the World by Lynn Alley

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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Cooking ahead
    • Ingredients: brown lentils; aniseed; cumin seeds; lamb stew meat; yellow onions; dry red wine; chicken stock; honey
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    • Categories: Side dish; Cooking ahead; American
    • Ingredients: dried navy beans; hickory smoked bacon; dark molasses; maple syrup; ground cloves; ground ginger; dry mustard
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    • Ingredients: dried red beans; smoked pork chops; celery; yellow onions; green bell peppers; bay leaves; thyme sprigs; oregano sprigs; garlic; ground cayenne pepper; Tabasco sauce; andouille sausages; cooked white rice
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  • Potato, cheddar, and chive soup
    • Categories: Soups; Cooking ahead; American
    • Ingredients: potatoes; chicken stock; sharp cheddar cheese; chives
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    • Categories: Side dish; American
    • Ingredients: potatoes; chicken stock; milk
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Cooking ahead; American
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; beef round; yellow onions
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; chicken pieces; yellow onions; celery; chicken stock; carrots; marjoram sprigs; peas; milk; parsley
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Main course; American
    • Ingredients: cumin seeds; ground beef; yellow onions; green bell peppers; chili powder; canned crushed tomatoes; chili sauce; corn; pitted black olives; sharp cheddar cheese; cornmeal; all-purpose flour; eggs; buttermilk
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    • Categories: Soups; Dessert; American
    • Ingredients: cinnamon sticks; whole cloves; allspice berries; tart apples; raisins; nutmeg; yogurt
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    • Ingredients: butter; eggs; all-purpose flour; chocolate chips; walnuts
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Cooking ahead; Mexican
    • Ingredients: blanched almonds; cinnamon sticks; coriander seeds; aniseed; sesame seeds; whole cloves; mulato chiles; ancho chiles; pasilla chiles; chicken stock; tomatoes; Mexican chocolate; garlic; white onions; raisins; chicken pieces
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Cooking ahead; Mexican
    • Ingredients: tomatillos; serrano chiles; white onions; corn tortillas; chicken stock; ground fennel; pork stew meat; cilantro; queso fresco
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Cooking ahead; Mexican
    • Ingredients: pork stew meat; green chile sauce; green chile salsa; cilantro
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    • Categories: Side dish; Mexican; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: white onions; garlic; serrano chiles; dried pinto beans; beer
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    • Ingredients: chiles; orange juice; garlic; tomatillos; white onions; serrano chiles; cilantro; poblano chiles; Monterey Jack cheese; goat cheese; feta cheese; eggs; beer
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Cooking ahead; Mexican
    • Ingredients: ancho chiles; chicken stock; black peppercorns; allspice berries; cinnamon sticks; whole cloves; tomatoes; peanut oil; dry-roasted peanuts; stale white bread; canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce; chicken pieces
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    • Categories: Main course; Mexican
    • Ingredients: cumin seeds; coriander seeds; garlic; oregano sprigs; thyme sprigs; dried New Mexico chiles; canned crushed tomatoes; white onions; canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce; chicken stock; black peppercorns; allspice berries; ground beef; eggs; soda crackers
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Easter; Cooking ahead; Irish
    • Ingredients: corned beef; carrots; potatoes; yellow onions; green cabbage; thyme sprigs; bay leaves; Guinness
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Cooking ahead; Irish
    • Ingredients: stewing beef; potatoes; carrots; yellow onions; thyme sprigs; Guinness; parsley
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Cooking ahead; Irish
    • Ingredients: stewing lamb; potatoes; carrots; yellow onions; thyme sprigs; Guinness; parsley
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    • Categories: Main course; Irish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: sourdough bread; sharp cheddar cheese; eggs; dark beer; half and half cream; ground cayenne pepper; hot sweet mustard; parsley
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    • Categories: Soups; Cooking ahead; Scottish
    • Ingredients: pearl barley; carrots; leeks; celery; parsley; lamb shoulder chops
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Cooking ahead; Irish
    • Ingredients: bacon; pork sausages; yellow onions; potatoes; carrots; parsley
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    • Categories: Soups; Irish
    • Ingredients: yellow onions; steel-cut oats; oat bran; chicken stock; light cream; parsley
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    • Categories: Side dish; Irish
    • Ingredients: potatoes; chicken stock; milk; scallions
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  • Dal

    • sarahcooks on September 19, 2010

      The technique for this recipe is good and as long as you stir and check the consistency occasionally you'll end up with a nice but bland soup. I added cumin seeds fried in ghee and some garam masala before serving and it really made the dish. Next time I'll add a whole dried chili or two at the beginning to give it a little heat.

  • Pork stew in tomatillo sauce

    • TrishaCP on September 23, 2020

      This was tangy, spicy, and satisfying. I used all serranos and it was the perfect level of heat for my household. I skipped the corn tortilla (forgot to purchase them), so I ended up having to reduce it before serving as it was a little thin otherwise. But it certainly didn’t impact our enjoyment.

    • lkgrover on August 30, 2020

      Good slow-cooker pork stew. I adjusted the chiles to 1 serrano & 1 poblano for my preferred heat level. Used queso fresco instead of feta cheese.

  • Beef and Guinness stew

    • ntt2 on March 03, 2012

      Looks like it needs some spices!

  • Provençal chicken stew

    • ntt2 on March 04, 2012

      Have not made this recipe but it looks terribly bland. Found exact recipe on Epicurious and found the following helpful comments: add lots of extra garlic, consider throwing in chunks of potato, herbes de provence, add carrots celery and mushrooms while sauteeing onions, add can of sliced black olives, add sausage or andouille, add bay leaves.

  • Italian pot roast

    • Nancith on April 18, 2017

      The meat-eaters in the family loved this one. I admit it smelled delicious! The long time in the slow cooker really made the roast fall-apart tender. Not just a throw-everything-in-the-pot recipe, it required browning of roast & veggies, & reducing of wine in the sauce. My only quibble is that, just like many slow cooker recipes with sauce, the juices from the meat really thinned out the lovely thick sauce by the end & made it rather runny. Had no celery, so that was lacking in the finished dish.

  • Tarragon chicken

    • lkgrover on March 16, 2018

      Excellent, and very fragrant. I recommend slow-cooking for at least 5 hours for fall-apart tenderness.

  • Pork with prunes

    • lkgrover on May 24, 2021

      Good, thick slow cooker stew. I substituted chardonnay (white wine) for hard cider.

  • Sausage and sun-dried tomato sauce

    • lkgrover on April 18, 2017

      Hearty, thick pasta sauce. I used the food processor to chop the onion, garlic, carrots, and celery, which made preparation easier (and disguises the distinctive taste of each vegetable). Also used the mini chopper on the sun dried tomatoes (they ended up in 1/2 inch pieces).

  • Lamb stew and spinach

    • lkgrover on April 08, 2020

      Excellent lamb stew. I added 2 tsp tapioca pearls for thickener, per advice from the book "Slow Cooker Revolution". Next time would add the yogurt at the end (at the same time as the spinach).

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  • ISBN 10 1580084893
  • ISBN 13 9781580084895
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Nov 01 2003
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 108
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Ten Speed Press
  • Imprint Ten Speed Press

Publishers Text

An upscale approach to the new-old phenomenon of cooking with a slow cooker, by author and food journalist Lynn Alley, featuring 60 recipes. 

With fresh ingredients and imaginative recipes, you can create delicious meals to serve with pride to your guests. Drawn from slow cooking traditions from around the world, the recipes in The Gourmet Slow Cooker include Lamb Shanks in Tomato Sauce from Greece; Apricot Chicken from India; Chicken Mole from Mexico; White Truffle Risotto from Italy; Provencal Chicken Stew from France; and Potato, Cheddar, and Chive Soup from the United States.

Including chapter introductions to each region, and focusing on the slow-cooking traditions and techniques from that country; local wine or beer suggestions for all 60 recipes; and featuring 16 full-color recipe photographs, The Gourmet Slow Cooker will elevate your everyday dining from the mundane to the gourmet, while freeing you from hours of hard work in the kitchen.


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