If you are looking for a convenient and delicious meal, look no further than your slow cooker. With today’s hectic lifestyle, the slow cooker has become one of the hottest food preparation tools in the kitchen. The convenient appliance, along with budget-friendly pork cuts available today, help consumers make the most of their time and money.
Pork is now serving up favorite recipes in the recent “Slow and Steady for Delicious Dishes” e-mail campaign. “As some of the most affordable cuts in the meat case, pork is the perfect partner for the slow cooker,” says Pamela Johnson, director of consumer communications for the National Pork Board. According to Johnson, slow cooking with pork has shown consistent growth since the early 1990s.
The latest monthly e-mail campaign includes a number of slow cooker recipes, including Barbecued Pork Sandwiches made with pork shoulder, Glazed Pork Loaf, Black Bean Pork Chili and other hearty meals. The e-mail, which was sent to nearly 24,000 consumers, also includes tips for slow-cooker success, from temperature settings to spice suggestions.
“We’ve surveyed our readers, and recipes are the clear winner,” Johnson says. “They’ve also asked for more information on slow cookers, so this was a good opportunity to remind consumers about the value pork offers.”