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.

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  • fdrfdm  on  January 27, 2014


  • krobbins426  on  January 27, 2014

    Overnight steel cut oats.

  • Julimorr  on  January 27, 2014

    Pork shoulder or chili

  • TippyCanoe  on  January 27, 2014


  • esztlil  on  January 27, 2014


  • boysnbacon  on  January 27, 2014

    Short ribs

  • KarinaFrancis  on  January 27, 2014

    osso bucco

  • kedmiston  on  January 27, 2014

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

  • Agatha  on  January 27, 2014

    Lamb hotpot with black pudding and pearl barley

  • hollyglen  on  January 27, 2014

    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  January 27, 2014

    Chili and caramelized onions….

  • eselque  on  January 27, 2014


  • wester  on  January 27, 2014

    Osso buco.

  • sailor  on  January 27, 2014

    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  January 27, 2014

    all types of chili

  • jdl958  on  January 27, 2014

    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  January 27, 2014

    Short ribs.

  • Aggie92  on  January 27, 2014

    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  January 27, 2014

    Lentil soup!

  • sgump  on  January 27, 2014

    Baked beans (vegetarian or otherwise)

  • mattheinz  on  January 27, 2014

    Pulled pork, without a doubt…

  • Queezle_Sister  on  January 27, 2014

    sloppy joes

  • Soccermom  on  January 28, 2014

    apple butter and stock

  • chawkins  on  January 28, 2014

    Pork shoulder for sure.

  • jenniesb  on  January 28, 2014

    Crock pot caramel!

  • Lillibet  on  January 28, 2014


  • vickster  on  January 28, 2014

    Pot roast

  • deucemom  on  January 28, 2014

    Pulled pork – hmmm, maybe today!

  • springliving  on  January 28, 2014

    pulled pork, for sure!

  • decklededges  on  January 28, 2014


  • GsyAnne  on  January 28, 2014

    A beef Bourguinon!

  • kath  on  January 28, 2014

    Red Beans and Rice!

  • rivergait  on  January 28, 2014

    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  January 28, 2014

    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  January 28, 2014

    Gotta be brisket! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • boardingace  on  January 28, 2014

    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  January 28, 2014

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

  • liasim  on  January 28, 2014

    Pot roast. Low and slow with lots of veggies.

  • dmforman  on  January 28, 2014

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

  • bso53  on  January 28, 2014

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

  • Zosia  on  January 28, 2014

    Pulled pork.

  • icywit  on  January 28, 2014

    Brisket … pulled pork.

  • NikkiPixie  on  January 28, 2014

    It's gotta be chilli con carne…..

  • kimbaddd  on  January 28, 2014

    Chuck roast, with chipotle seasoning!

  • spockie  on  January 28, 2014


  • JaneC  on  January 28, 2014

    A stew made with chicken thighs

  • margiem  on  January 28, 2014

    Multi-bean dark meat ground turkey chili

  • wordwright  on  January 28, 2014


  • sbyron  on  January 29, 2014

    Lemon Greek Chicken – perfect with roast potatos too.

  • GillB  on  January 29, 2014

    Lamb shanks

  • CCquahog  on  January 29, 2014

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

  • hihelen_westbrook  on  January 29, 2014

    Chicken curry!

  • ballen  on  January 29, 2014

    Italian sausages with homemade tomato sauce.

  • BlueberrysMom  on  January 29, 2014

    Country-style pork ribs, hands down!

  • Urszula  on  January 29, 2014

    Beef Shoulder with no doubts!

  • VoidWalker  on  January 29, 2014

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

  • jlrebel  on  January 29, 2014

    Beef stew.

  • ckline  on  January 29, 2014

    Roast with vegetables! Yum!

  • Kerrey  on  January 29, 2014

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

  • colevb6  on  January 29, 2014

    Korean style short ribs!

  • MelMM  on  January 29, 2014

    Oxtails. Also stock.

  • ecasey830  on  January 29, 2014

    Pulled chicken

  • elisa  on  January 29, 2014

    lentil stew

  • AmyYLee  on  January 29, 2014

    Short Ribs!

  • lmalter  on  January 29, 2014

    pork shoulder or short ribs!!!!

  • TheSpicedLife  on  January 29, 2014

    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  January 29, 2014

    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  January 30, 2014

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

  • BarbaraM48  on  January 30, 2014

    Short ribs and chicken stock.

  • omegabeth  on  January 30, 2014

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

  • LeePicard  on  January 30, 2014

    Stew and brisket!

  • prpost  on  January 30, 2014

    Pulled pork, or chicken, or beef

  • Helenascheffer  on  January 30, 2014

    Pulled pork

  • ccav  on  January 30, 2014

    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  January 30, 2014

    pulled chicken!

  • redhairing  on  January 30, 2014


  • alicebrody  on  January 30, 2014

    Chicken with forty cloves of garlic
    Chipotle braised short ribs

  • Nsteinen  on  January 30, 2014


  • bethihearyoucalling  on  January 30, 2014

    Pulled pork (pork shoulder)!

  • Talulah  on  January 30, 2014

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

  • maisie_grn  on  January 30, 2014

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

  • alisonkc  on  January 30, 2014

    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  January 30, 2014

    Beef Stew!!!!!

  • elysek  on  January 30, 2014


  • earthnfire  on  January 30, 2014

    Short ribs.

  • matt478  on  January 30, 2014


  • matag  on  January 30, 2014

    Pulled pork

  • raymeiggs  on  January 30, 2014

    pork shoulder — definitely!

  • MamaFi  on  January 30, 2014

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

  • Imalinata  on  January 30, 2014

    Pulled pork for sure!

  • Jomurrell  on  January 30, 2014

    Chicken thigh stew on cold winter night!

  • lauriesk  on  January 30, 2014


  • margiehubbard  on  January 30, 2014

    Pulled pork!

  • chikadulce  on  January 30, 2014

    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  January 30, 2014

    Beef stew has to be the winner.

  • karen6292  on  January 30, 2014

    Pulled Pork!!

  • greenkri  on  January 30, 2014

    My favorite is pulled pork, hands down.

  • Eydie  on  January 30, 2014

    brisket works great

  • murton  on  January 30, 2014

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

  • grumpybear  on  January 30, 2014

    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  January 30, 2014

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

  • jd5761  on  January 30, 2014


  • smallan  on  January 30, 2014

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

  • hepzibah59  on  January 30, 2014

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

  • kbailey  on  January 30, 2014

    I love a good hearty chili in the slow cooker.

  • Brandeemk  on  January 30, 2014

    Chile Verde Chili

  • bluegoose53  on  January 30, 2014

    Pork shoulder for pulled pork.

  • richterrenee1  on  January 30, 2014

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

  • laurelledge  on  January 30, 2014

    Shirley Corriher's pork butt

  • jheinold  on  January 30, 2014

    Boston baked beans

  • ckbkaddict  on  January 30, 2014

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

  • Kingchef  on  January 31, 2014

    Pork spare ribs

  • pokarekare  on  January 31, 2014

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

  • redbird  on  January 31, 2014

    Bean soups or Boston baked beans.

  • CLeonard  on  January 31, 2014

    Pulled pork. Great for a crowd

  • sciencefair  on  January 31, 2014

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

  • cthdawn  on  January 31, 2014

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

  • Gunnygoo  on  January 31, 2014

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

  • jlh39  on  January 31, 2014

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

  • HungryHaggis  on  January 31, 2014

    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  January 31, 2014

    Split Pea Soup using a smoked ham hock

  • dn_miller  on  January 31, 2014


  • pgarcia  on  January 31, 2014

    Pot roast!

  • dmcfann  on  January 31, 2014

    Pork shoulder!

  • trudy  on  January 31, 2014

    A slow cooked bolonaise, apricot chicken and corned beef.

  • Carpecookie  on  January 31, 2014

    Pulled pork shoulder is the current house favourite

  • JanScholl  on  February 1, 2014

    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  February 1, 2014

    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  February 2, 2014

    Carnitas. Yum.

  • ae.bell  on  February 2, 2014


  • ean  on  February 2, 2014

    Chicken tortilla soup

  • bfg67  on  February 3, 2014

    oxtail stew

  • hkessler  on  February 4, 2014

    Beef short ribs and chilli.

  • Toppity  on  February 4, 2014

    Anything done in the pressure cooker!

  • Nancith  on  February 4, 2014

    Pot roast or almost any kind of soup.

  • DKennedy  on  February 4, 2014

    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  February 5, 2014


  • RobinCR  on  February 6, 2014

    Green Pork Chili

  • dinnermints  on  February 7, 2014

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

  • Globegal  on  February 7, 2014

    Fruit cake.

  • rahiscock  on  February 8, 2014

    Lamb shanks, slow cooked in wine & rosemary

  • hillsboroks  on  February 8, 2014

    Pot roast with herbs and garlic – yum!

  • vinochic  on  February 11, 2014

    Short ribs

  • kbennall  on  February 11, 2014

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

  • Foodfann  on  February 12, 2014

    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  February 13, 2014

    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  February 13, 2014

    Lamb shank tagine

  • crandall57  on  February 14, 2014

    Pulled pork shoulder is perfect in the slow cooker.

  • Admiral  on  February 16, 2014


  • Chefhenry  on  February 16, 2014

    Chili, just keeps getting better!

  • cookgoalie  on  February 17, 2014

    Beef casserole with lots of onions.

  • lmurphy  on  February 18, 2014

    Beef or pork in a tomato-based stew or sauce

  • annieski  on  February 19, 2014

    osso bucco

  • kfelton  on  February 20, 2014

    pulled pork

  • Riversideshep  on  February 20, 2014

    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  February 22, 2014

    Bean soup

  • Grywhp  on  February 22, 2014

    Pork shoulder

  • cambridgecook  on  February 22, 2014


  • AMbaby56  on  February 22, 2014

    I love a beef roast in the slow cooker!!

  • patsylu  on  February 24, 2014

    Any bean soup

  • Jane  on  February 25, 2014

    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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