Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

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Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

Slow cooker smothered pork chops are a hearty and flavorful dish that is sure to satisfy any appetite. This recipe combines tender pork chops with a savory gravy and aromatic herbs and spices, all cooked to perfection in a slow cooker. The result is a dish that is bursting with flavor and is incredibly easy to make. Simply season the pork chops, place them in the slow cooker, add the gravy and spices, and let the slow cooker do the work for you. In this recipe, we'll show you how to make delicious and juicy slow cooker smothered pork chops that will have everyone coming back for seconds.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 506 kcal

Equipment

  • Slow cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 4 bone-in pork chops about 3/4 inch thick seasoned with salt and pepper on each side
  • 4 slices bacon cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large yellow onion cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

Instructions
 

  • Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels, then season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Cook bacon over medium high heat until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper-towel lined plate to drain, then store it in the fridge until later.
  • There should be about 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings in the pan, just eyeball it. If it doesn’t look like there’s enough, add a little canola or vegetable oil and increase the heat to high. If there’s more than 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings in the pan, drain some off until you’re left with 2 tablespoons. Add the pork chops to the pan and cook for two to three minutes per side, until they are nicely browned. Transfer the browned pork chops to the slow cooker.
  • Add a small amount of oil to the pan if there is no remaining fat/oil, about a teaspoon. Add the onions, a pinch of salt, and 1/4 cup water and cook until the onions are translucent. Use a wooden spoon to scrape up the browned bits of pork chop on the bottom of the pan. Add in garlic and cook for another minute. Pour this mixture over the pork chops.
  • To the skillet combine chicken stock, worcestershire sauce and brown sugar and bring to a boil. Pour over pork chops. Add bay leave to the slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours, until the pork chops are tender.
  • Discard the bay leaves and carefully remove the pork chops from the slow cooker and transfer to a plate. Cover with foil to keep warm while you make the sauce.
  • Pour the liquid from the slow cooker through a fine mesh strainer into a large saucepan. Place the solids in a blender, and add in 1 cup of the liquid from the saucepan. Blend on high until smooth. Pour this mixture back into the saucepan and heat to medium high heat.
  • In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons water with 1 tablespoon corn starch. Pour this mixture into the sauce pan cook for about 5 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and is bubbly. Stir in the vinegar, add in the bacon, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • To serve: Place a pork chop atop fluffy cooked rice or egg noodles, spoon gravy over the pork chop and sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Paulson Pursuits is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

Nutrition

Calories: 506kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 42gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 335mgPotassium: 855mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 25IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 2mg
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