Pork chops and slow cooker sauce are an easy and inexpensive meal to make for your family.
If you’re looking for a satisfying, nutritious, and delicious dinner, you’ll love this handy recipe for tender pork chops. It is perfect for any night of the week.
Pork Chops and Salsa is a Simple Meal to Make
DISCLAIMER: This post is sponsored by the Wisconsin Pork Producers Association. As always, the opinions are honest and they are all mine.
The slow pot pork chops and
salsa are one of our favorite foods around here, because it really is super simple to make
You can add the ingredients to the slow cooker and it will be ready to eat when you get home in the evening
When we were kids, my sister and I spent summers in Tennessee on my grandparents’ farm and they had all kinds of farm animals, including cows. chickens, horses, goats and pigs.
My cousin and I would go up the back of the barn and sit and look at the cotton fields and see the pigs running in the pen just below us.
We would see how my grandfather kept busy feeding and caring for all the animals. As a city girl, I didn’t know what it took to raise animals.
That was many years ago and times have changed since my grandfather ran his farm.
Families are still caring for pigs, but with new technologies and new diets, and have discovered new and better ways to feed pigs. My grandfather would be impressed.
You can read more about the transformation of pig farming into PorkCares.org
At the table, my grandparents always provided some kind of pork, whether it was delicious homemade sausage, seasoned bacon, tender pork chops or good country ham
And let me tell you, it was very delicious
Therefore, I am very excited to share my recipe for slow pot pork chops and sauce with you.
If you love these in the slow cooker, try these baked pork chops and gravy.
Ingredients for Crock Pot
- Thick pork
- Chicken Soup Condensed Cream Onion sauce
- Pork sauce mix
- Chicken broth
- Cornstarch water
- Black pepper Printable recipe card
complete with a full list of ingredients, measurements, and instructions at the bottom of the post.
An easy-to-make recipe with chops
pork And this food is very easy to make. It only took me about five minutes to start dinner, so if you’re in a hurry, this is the perfect meal.
I chose bone-in pork chops for this recipe because they are very tender and tasty.
And when you’re cooking chops choked in the slow cooker, it’s easy to tell when the meat finishes cooking because it falls straight out of the bone.
When cooking other types of pork, how do you know the meat is done?
- Depending on how you’re cooking pork, there’s a tried and true way to make sure it’s done. Take a digital thermometer and make sure the meat reaches a temperature (for fresh cuts) of 145 degrees. Once it reaches an internal temperature of 145 to 160 degrees, which is the optimal temperature range, let the meat sit for three minutes.
- Be sure to taste the thickest part of the meat and don’t let the thermometer touch the bone, or you’ll get an incorrect reading.
- Ground pork should reach a temperature of 160 degrees.
In the slow cooker, the meat can be a little pink, and that’s okay. If it’s falling apart, it’s done.
Start by adding the
chicken soup cream to a large bowl
You can also do this in the slow cooker to avoid having to wash more dishes
Another great thing about this recipe is versatility.
You can swap the chicken soup cream for mushroom soup cream or cheddar cheese soup, or your favorite flavor.
Next, add the onion sauce mixture
I didn’t add salt to the recipe because onion soup sauce usually has some of it. If you want more, you can add it at any time.
Now, add the pork sauce mixture to the bowl. Add the chicken broth to the bowl.
Finally, add the pepper to the bowl and mix everything together
Place the pork chops at the bottom of the slow cooker
(Be sure to spray with some nonstick spray first. It will make cleaning easier).
used four thick cuts of pork because I have two teenagers who can eat a lot. In fact, we had a lot of dinner and some leftovers with this recipe.
You can use bone-in or boneless pork chops for the recipe.
Ways to use leftovers: pork chops
- sauce on a bun and one side of chips
- Cut the pork chops more and add to the rice. (This is a family favorite.)
- Add to the top of a salad (centers do this all the time).
- Take some taco shells and add shredded pork chop, avocados, onions and some salsa verde.
- Add pork to enchiladas with some black beans, garlic and onions. (This is a favorite way to eat pork.)
- Fajita bowls with rice, peppers, avocados and onions.
- Cook some egg noddles and top with pork chops and gravy.
- Cook some golden crackers and top with pork and sauce.
Pour the sauce over the pork chops.
If you mixed the sauce in the slow cooker, simply place it over
the pork chops so that they are covered and the
flavors filter into the pork chops
Place the lid on top, place the slow cooker eight hours away, or on the low setting, and let it cook. The cooking
is long, but the meat will come out so incredibly tender every time. Slow cooking is ideal for tender pork.
While cooking, I thought I’d share a couple of nutritional facts about pork.
According to pork.org, “Pork is a good source of protein and also provides several important vitamins and minerals. A 3-ounce serving of pork is an “excellent” source of thiamine, selenium, protein, niacin, vitamin B6 and phosphorus, and a “good” source of riboflavin, zinc and potassium.
love hearing this because I have to work hard to get some extra B vitamins and this is a great way to do it.
Pork.org also said, “Pork is naturally low in sodium and a ‘good’ source of potassium, two nutrients that, when combined, can help regulate blood pressure.”
All the more reason to heat your slow cooker.
Ok, back to the recipe.
After 7-1/2 hours, add cornstarch and water to a small bowl and stir together.
While the pork chops are cooking, they release a lot of liquid, so to make the sauce a little thicker, you will need to add some cornstarch and water.
I used two tablespoons of cornstarch and water, but if you want the sauce to be even thicker, you’ll have to double it.
Pour the cornstarch into the slow cooker and let it cook for about thirty more minutes.
Once everything is cooked, you can start pulling pork out of the bone. It will be so tender that it will simply fall off.
You can spoon out the bones before serving.
Are you ready to dig deeper? The creamy sauce tastes so rich and the whole family loves the food.
delicious slow cooker pork chops and sauce taste amazing over rice or mashed potatoes
Slow cook meals are a great way to prepare dinner. You can add the ingredients, let it cook all day, and go home with a tasty hot meal that’s tender with the fork.
The recipe is also perfect
for Sunday dinner.
If you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator
Tasty side dishes
- Steamed broccoli
- Butter beans
Pork chops and salsa are an easy recipe to make, and are perfect for a family dinner
Plus, the recipe is inexpensive, so you can easily stick to your food budget without sacrificing taste or nutrition.
If you’re looking for an easy meal that the whole family will love, head to the grocery store, get the ingredients, and try this recipe for pork chops and slow-cook sauce.
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