Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Mexican Slow Cooker by Deborah Schneider

Title: The Mexican Slow Cooker
Author: Deborah Schneider
Series: Stand Alone
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: July 31, 2012

Do you love Mexican food?  Do you love using the slow cooker?  I know I do.  In fact, the slow cooker is almost the only cooking tool I know how to use.  It is definitely my tool of choice and I love love love Mexican food.  These are the reasons that when I saw this book as an option on Blogging for Books that I chose it.  It would have been crazy for me not to.

I guess you are probably wondering if it ended up being a good choice or not.  I have to say that I think it was.  The recipes do require more ingredients than I am used to using when I cook, but I think I can adapt (FYI I am not a very good cook by any means).

The Mexican Slow Cooker has recipes all sorts of food - soup, main dishes, street food favorites, basics and desserts.  I really like that this cookbook also takes the time to tell you how to make your own tortillas (we all know fresh/homemade ones are better!).  This book also teaches you how to make one of my favorite things to munch on - Chiles en Escabeche (pg. 114).  This side dish happens to be those spicy carrot and other vegetable pieces that are found at Mexican restaurants and now thanks to this book I know what they are actually called.

My one dislike about this book, and if you follow my reviews you know this from reading my other cookbook reviews, is that not all of the recipes have photos.  I am one of those people that needs to have photos so I know I made the recipe at least some what correctly.  The photos also help me to know if I want to make the dish or not.  So if you are someone like me, you may find yourself a little disappointed about the lack of pictures.

All in all, I like this book and am excited to try out the many different Mexican dishes that it has.

My Rating
4 stars

This review is based on a copy provided by Blogging for Books in exchange for a fair and honest review.


  1. Oh we love mexican food and even better I love cooking in my slow cooker. Thanks for the reveiw, sounds awesome.

  2. I normally use mine for just roasts and bone broth. I might have to grab this one. Great review!