This is part two of a five part series on different ways I use my slow cooker. This series is a part of my month long “5 Days With My Appliances” series..
When it comes to slow cookers, most people think of beef. Meatballs and pot roast are two popular beef dishes that are prepared in slow cookers. But it isn’t the only type of meat that could benefit from a long, slow cooking. I love pulling out my slow cooker to cook “the other white meat” : pork. Just about every time I cook pork with some type of wet method it is always in a slow cooker. The best cut of pork for this is the bone-in pork chops. Do not waste your time on boneless pork chops. The bone is going to add some additional flavor and you are going to cook the pork until it falls off the bone. Some of the most tender, flavorful pork dishes I have ever had, have come out of a slow cooker.
My favorite recipe for slow cooked pork is Alton Brown’s Slow Cooker Pepper Pork. Pepper and pork were made for each other. I cooked this dish for my wife’s grandparents and they loved it! If pepper isn’t really your thing, then you can change spice it up however you like. Just be sure you cook your pork in a flavorful liquid. This recipe used chicken stock (or broth). You could use a different stock or broth. Cream of mushroom soup would be another good option. If you just use water you will lose out on so many flavor opportunities.
Slow cooked pot roast has it’s place, but also make a place in your household menu for some slow cooked pork. Everyone will be asking for seconds!