Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops
Tender and juicy, these Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops are truly the BEST slow cooker pork chops ever!
Servings 4 people
- 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
In a bowl, whisk together ketchup, broth, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, salt, chili powder, and ground mustard. Set aside.
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.
Pour sauce over the pork chops and add onion on top.
FOR THICK-CUT BONELESS PORK CHOPS:
FOR THICK-CUT BONE-IN PORK CHOPS:
Cover and cook on LOW for about 6-7 hours or on HIGH for about 3-4 hours.
You know that the pork chops are done when they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.
Serve pork chops smothered in onions and sauce, and garnished with a squeeze of lemon juice and chopped fresh parsley.
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).
Serving: 1pork chops with sauce | Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 1129mg | Potassium: 1137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1.9mg