On Sunday, my husband and I were able to make the first meal in our All Clad slow cooker. See we got this slow cooker as a wedding gift but never actually got to use it because the insert broke:( We were able to purchase a new insert and 6 months after our wedding we made our first meal in it!
- Pork loin roast
- Red Wine
- Red potato
- 1 onion
- 2 tart apples
- Packet Italian dressing
Put cut up apples and onion in bottom of slow cooker:
Pour Italian dressing packet on pork loin. Place pork loin on top of apples, potato, onion and wine mixture:
I cooked this in the slow cooker, on high for 4 hours:
Here is what the dish looked like once the 4 hours was up:
I placed the meat on a big plate and the veggie/fruit combo in a bowl. Pour the wine from the bottom of the slow cooker into a sauce pan and boil down, this will be used as a sauce for the meat:
My manly husband carving the pork (that sentence just made me giggle a bit):
All plated up and ready to eat:
The pork was cooked all the way through which is always a good thing:
The flavor was really good and the red wine sauce added a little extra flavor:
My favorite part of the meal would have to be the potato! These babies did a great job of soaking up the wine which made the flavor wonderful:
This dish was good and will most likely be made again with a couple fixes. Here is a list of the things I would do differently:
- Cook the pork on low for a longer amount of time. I'm thinking this would make the meat more moist.
- More potatoes in the mix because they were awesome!
- Cook down the wine more so it becomes more of a syrup.
I love our All Clad slow cooker and can't wait to make more with it. Especially soup!!!
What do you like to make in your slow cooker? I would love to try out some of your ideas!