All of these recipes you have to pre-cook everything, which to me seems pointless using a slow cooker. Also this recipe book says you can't cook meat in your slow cooker without filling it up with water first, my other cook book (link below) states otherwise. I have tried cooking a joint of beef and a chicken without adding liquid, they cook in own juices and taste fantastic and take the same amount of time to cook as they do in the oven.
I was looking for a recipe book to get ideas of meals I can make in my slow cooker by putting everything in, no pre cooking needed.
I did however find a book that suits my needs - Slow Cooking Properly Explained: Over 100 Favourite Recipes