There's a reason why slow cooker recipes are wildly popular. We want convenience, and we want—and need—it now. The slow cooker delivers just that, working hard for us while we're hard at work, welcoming us home to a fragrant dinner that's just waiting to be enjoyed. This simple appliance works miracles with tough, inexpensive cuts of meat, coaxing out incredible flavor and turning out meltingly tender results. Through its low, slow cooking, it melds and marries flavors; it brings ingredients together in delicious harmony. And it offers up a few surprises: appetizers, sides, and drinks that simmer to perfection—hands-free.
Enjoy a taste of the islands with this slow cooker pork dish. A few unexpected ingredients become a deeply flavorful, saucy glaze after melding for several hours in the slow cooker. This includes hoisin sauce for savory depth, creamy peanut butter for body, and a touch of lime juice for a bright citrus punch. We also love the addition of crisp, sweet, colorful red bell peppers. Serve over basmati rice and garnish with sliced green onions. For dessert, keep the island theme going with coconut ice cream garnished with fresh diced pineapple.