5 Healthy Slow-cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork RoastSlow Cooker Char Siu Pork Roast
Making healthy taste greatMaking healthy taste greatThese succulent slow-cooker recipes earned top marks from our staff and readers alike.

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.

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Mediterranean Roast TurkeyMediterranean Roast Turkey2. Mediterranean Roast Turkey
Serve this slow cooker roast with mashed potatoes and garnish with fresh thyme sprigs, if desired.

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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.

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Slow-Simmered-Meat SauceSlow-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.

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Overnight Apple ButterOvernight 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.

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