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.
We love it when the slow cooker goes global. Here it offers up a take on an Indian classic, with tender bites of pork bathed in a fragrant sauce that’s highly spiced with garam masala (a spice blend available in most supermarkets), mustard seeds, cumin, and red pepper. Do make sure you've bought your dried spices recently; past a year, their flavor becomes too muted to deliver the punch you want. To stick with the Indian vibe, we serve over basmati rice. A side of toasted whole-wheat naan flatbread wouldn’t hurt, either.