Our escape on a chilly evening? The slow cooker. Come home to our favorite main dishes, sides, appetizers, and drinks that are sure to soothe your family with the simple joys of comfort food.
Braised Pork Loin with Port and Dried Plums
If you (like many folks) have a bottle of port hanging around that you don’t know what to do with, this recipe is just for you. The port, along with the dried plums, creates a rich, sweet—but not too sweet—sauce that perfectly pairs with pork loin. The plums soften so much that they break apart and incorporate into the sauce. If you don’t have them on hand, you can use raisins, but they won’t break down quite the same way. Dried herbs work well here because they soften and release their essences over the long cook time; if you’d rather use fresh, toss a sprig each of sage and thyme into the crock.