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.
Spiced Apple Pork Chops
With spiced apples and caramelized onions, these tender pork chops create a beautiful and flavorful dish for your holiday table. Browning the pork chops in a skillet first, then sautéing the onions in the drippings to pick up the browned bits in the pan, creates a rich, flavorful base for the sauce in the slow cooker. Essential to the recipe, the thickness of the pork chops ensures that the chops stay tender and juicy throughout the long cook time. Serve with simply mashed sweet potatoes and sautéed Brussels sprouts to complete this comforting meal.