I sear them before. I season them up like I am going to smoke them (garlic powder, onion powder, s&p, cumin) then toss them on a hot grill to sear the meat and give them some nice grill marks. Flip them as soon as they release, you aren't cooking them, just searing them. Then I put them on top of some veggies or the rack that came with the PC with about 1c of chicken broth and hit the stew setting (twenty minutes). They come out tasty and tender and have very nice color to them from the sear and from cooking them above the liquid.
Give us this day our daily bacon.