Cooking in a slow cooker is a good way to tenderize meat while extracting all its flavors.
I use slow cooker once in a while; usually, during weekends or if I have nowhere else to go. While you can get best results using a slow cooker, you will need to be patient as it needs several hours to completely cook a dish.
How long are we talking about? Well, it depends on what you are cooking. If you are doing vegetables then a good 1 to 3 hours will do depending on the recipe – sometimes longer. Meats, on the other hand, require more time. If you like tender meat that literally melts in your mouth, you would not mind the wait.
This deliciously tender Asian pork chop recipe is the product of 6 to 7 hours of slow cooking.