The slow cooker and I were never friends. I pride myself on homemade meals, and I often felt the slow cooker would be like having an affair behind my stove’s back. I was afraid there would be no aroma wafting through the house when you walked in, and most importantly, it would taste like the liner of the slow cooker.
However, the slow cooker and I are taking it just like that ... slow, like any meaningful relationship. I have learned to embrace the simplicity, velocity and cleanliness along with its charming streamlining abilities. I do think, however, choosing the right recipe is a must, and I did like this one from one of my favorites kitchen queens, Paula Deen.
I paired this with rice and a salad. Stay simple. The flavors here combined with the ribs and the trendy yumminess of the Sriracha (that’s what I used) stands apart on its own without having to hold hands with a bold side dish.
Dinners don’t have to be extravagant to have wow factors, nor do they have to take ten hours to prepare. The slow cooker is a great way to ease your way into culinary prowess without burning down your kitchen.