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.
Rosemary Pork Sliders with Horseradish Aioli
Make these popular pork sliders into appetizers by putting them on dinner rolls. Assemble the sliders before dinner. Or, consider showcasing a slider assembly station for your family or friends to make their own. Pork loin is an extremely lean cut of pork prone to drying out. This makes it a good candidate for a slow cooker, because the moist heat keeps it from getting overly dry. Coating the pork in cooking liquid also helps moisten it. If you want to substitute pork shoulder—another great cut for the slow cooker, because low, long cooking helps break down its connective tissues to make it amazingly tender—just be aware that it has a higher fat content. But it's easy to remove and discard extra fat from cooked pork shoulder. If you don't like rosemary or don't have it on hand, thyme would also work well in this dish.