Pork Crock-Pot Recipes
Slow Cooker Coconut Pork Curry
Grace Parisi cooks pork shoulder with bold ingredients like fresh ginger, garlic, curry powder, cumin and turmeric. The flavors intensify and penetrate the meat after four hours in the slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Barbecued Pulled Pork
Slow-Cooked Pork Shoulder with Roasted Apples
This cut takes a long time to cook, but the prep is minimal and the results are outstanding: supercrispy skin and meltingly tender meat.
Slow Cooker Glazed Pork Ribs with White Beans
This warming eastern European short rib stew is best served in deep bowls over buttery noodles.
Slow-Cooked Sweet-and-Sour Pork Shoulder with Pineapple
Inspired by the retro combination of ham and pineapple, Jean-Georges Vongerichten created this twist by mixing the pineapple with vinegar for a sweet-sour effect, and marinating pork shoulder with hot paprika and Sriracha chile sauce. "Chile is my condiment of choice: A little here, a little there, makes the food sing," he says.
Slow Cooker Mexican Pork and Tomatillo Stew
This flavorful and hearty stew will hit the spot on a cool winter day.
Rillettes is a rustic pate made from meat that's been poached in its own fat, then shredded and stored in some of that fat. Inspired by a dish at Fort Defiance, a bar in Brooklyn, New York, writer Oliver Strand makes pork rillettes in a slow cooker; the recipe works equally well prepared on the stovetop over low heat. The quick pickle of dried apricots is an ingenious sweet-tart accompaniment to the rich meat.
Hunter and metal artist Audwin McGee is a big fan of slow-cooked meats: "You just can't mess up a big hunk of pork. I like to use a bone-in Boston butt or shoulder with good fat content, so it doesn't dry up." His pork is smothered in a garlic-rosemary paste, then cooked at a low temperature for several hours until it's supertender.
Slow Cooker Ham Hock and Chickpea Stew
F&W's Marcia Kiesel credits split pea soup, one of her favorites, as the inspiration for this hearty stew. Like split peas, chickpeas need to simmer for a long time, making them great for a slow cooker.