1. Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork Roast
A Chinese version of barbecue, this moist, flavorful roast pairs well with rice and stir-fried vegetables such as snow peas, baby corn, and water chestnuts. It's made with a Boston butt pork roast and a flavorful marinade that reduces into a rich sauce.
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons ketchup
3 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
2 pounds boneless Boston butt pork roast, trimmed
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
Combine first 8 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Place in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add pork to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours, turning occasionally
Place pork and marinade in an electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
Remove pork from slow cooker using a slotted spoon; place on a cutting board or work surface. Cover with aluminum foil; keep warm.
Add broth to sauce in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes or until sauce thickens. Shred pork with 2 forks; serve with sauce.
Mediterranean Roast Turkey2. Mediterranean Roast Turkey
Serve this slow cooker roast with mashed potatoes and garnish with fresh thyme sprigs, if desired.
3. Vegetable and Chickpea Curry
Aromatic Indian spices infuse this vegetarian dish with an exotic blend of flavors while coconut milk creates a creamy finish.
Slow-Simmered-Meat Sauce4. Slow-Simmered Meat Sauce
Though it will take eight and a half hours before this recipe is ready to be served, only 25 minutes will be hands-on. You can't beat that! Serve with mafaldine pasta (flat noodles with ruffled edges) or spaghetti.
Overnight Apple Butter5. Overnight Apple Butter
This rich and complex apple butter adds a new dimension to pork chops or chicken, and also works well simply spread atop a warm slice of toast.