The Mexican Slow Cooker: Recipes for Mole, Enchiladas, Carnitas, Chile Verde Pork, and More Favorites

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Ten Speed Press, 2012 - Cooking - 137 pages
A collection of 55 fix it and forget it recipes for Mexican favorites from an award-winning Mexican cooking authority, in a stylish, engaging package.

When acclaimed chef and cookbook author Deborah Schneider discovered that using her trusty slow cooker to make authentic Mexican recipes actually enhanced their flavor while dramatically reducing active cooking time, it was a revelation. Packed with Schneider's favorite south-of-the-border recipes such as Tortilla Soup, Zesty Shredded Beef (Barbacoa), famed Mole Negro, the best tamales she has ever made, and more, The Mexican Slow Cooker delivers sophisticated meals and complex flavors, all with the ease and convenience that have made slow cookers enormously popular.
 

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I absolutely love Mexican cuisine! Spicy, hot, wonderful goodness for my taste buds. But, I love my Crock-Pot even more! Combine the two and you have an incredible cookbook that not only delivers delicious recipes, but takes a load of time off of prep work as well.
The contents of this cookbook include Soups, Mains, Street Food Favorites, Sides and Desserts. Deborah Schneider gives us a wonderful introduction with tips for using a slow cooker, using chilies and kitchen basics. I have already made the Enchiladas Suizas with Shredded Chicken. In one word it was: Divine! I am most excited to try Burrito Ahogado ("Wet" Burrito), Tamales with Carnitas and Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas with Salsa Verde. I enjoy reading the descriptions and notes for each section and recipe. Deborah gives us information and history regarding Mexican cuisine, tips about the ingredients used as well as substitutes and modification ideas. Most of the recipes do require more work than simply turning on the slow cooker and leaving it all day. But it takes a lot of the stress out of preparing a Mexican dish. For a lot of the recipes the meat is cooked in the slow cooker and then you must put the finishing touches on the particular dish. I am excited to have this in my arsenal of Slow Cooker Cookbooks. I know without a doubt that it will be one of my most used.
I received a free print copy of The Mexican Slow Cooker from the publisher through Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
 

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I love this cookbook! Everything I've made has been delicious! If you're looking for deep flavored southwest and Mexican cuisine-- this books nails it! If you like to add a can of soup to some meat and call it good-- these recipes are not for you. My only complaint is that I can't find epazote anywhere, including Mexican specialty stores, even though I live in California. Rich flavored, home cooked Mexican recipes in this book are a winner. My friends love the beans I make now. Thanks! 

Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
Soups
11
Mains and Guisados
35
Street Food Favorites
57
Desserts
117
NGREDIENTS
129
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DEBORAH SCHNEIDER is the executive chef/partner of SOL Cocina in Newport Beach, CA, and was dubbed "the reigning queen of San Diego chefs" by "Bon Appetit." She is the author of the James Beard-nominated "Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta"; "Amor y Tacos"; "Baja! Cooking on the Edge," which was one of "Food & Wine"'s Best of the Best of 2006; and is the co-author of Williams-Sonoma's "Essentials of Latin Cooking."

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