5 from 5 votes
Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 15 mins
 

Tender and juicy, these Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops are truly the BEST slow cooker pork chops ever!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: boneless pork chops, slow cooker pork chops, smothered pork chops
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 396 kcal
Author: Blair
Ingredients
  • 4 large thick-cut pork chops (boneless or bone-in are both fine) I used boneless pork chops that were about 8 ounces EACH
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 sweet onion sliced
  • Optional garnish: squeeze of fresh lemon juice, chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, whisk together ketchup, broth, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, salt, chili powder, and ground mustard. Set aside.

  2. Pat pork chops dry with a paper towel. Season both sides of the pork chops liberally with salt and pepper. Heat about 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over high heat. When hot, add the pork chops to the skillet. Sear both sides of chops over high heat (about 3-5 minutes per side), and then transfer to slow cooker.

  3. Pour sauce over the pork chops and add onion on top.

FOR THICK-CUT BONELESS PORK CHOPS:
  1. Cover and cook on LOW for about 4-5 hours or on HIGH for about 2-3 hours.

FOR THICK-CUT BONE-IN PORK CHOPS:
  1. Cover and cook on LOW for about 6-7 hours or on HIGH for about 3-4 hours.

  2. You know that the pork chops are done when they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

  3. Serve pork chops smothered in onions and sauce, and garnished with a squeeze of lemon juice and chopped fresh parsley.

Recipe Notes

If you want to prepare these smothered pork chops in the oven, simply transfer the browned pork chops to a baking dish. Pour the sauce over top, add the sliced onion, and cover with foil. Bake in a 325-degree F oven for 40-45 minutes (for boneless chops).

You can also simmer these pork chops in a skillet on the stovetop. To do so, brown the chops in a large skillet, pour the sauce over top, and add the onion. Place a lid on your skillet and simmer, covered, over LOW heat for 40-45 minutes (for boneless chops).

Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (1 pork chops with sauce)
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 1129mg 47%
Potassium 1137mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 14g
Protein 52g 104%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 9.5%
Calcium 3.7%
Iron 10.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.