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Slow-Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

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Slow-Cooker Smothered Pork Chops
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 4
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Pork chops, bathed in smoky, bacon-flecked gravy and cooked in the slow cooker until the pork is just done, but still moist and tender are destined to become a family favourite.
Dec 19, 2017

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in pork chops, about 3/4 inch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large yellow onion, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Pat pork chops dry with paper towels; season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • 3
    Heat 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add bacon; cook and stir until browned. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to slow cooker. Increase heat of skillet to medium-high; add pork chops to bacon drippings in skillet. Cook about 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Transfer to slow cooker.
  • 4
    Add onions to skillet. Cook and stir about 4 minutes or until softened. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Transfer to slow cooker. Add broth, Worcestershire sauce and bay leaves. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 2 hours or until pork chops are just done, but still moist.
  • 5
    Remove pork chops to serving tray; cover with foil to keep warm. Increase slow cooker to High heat setting.
  • 6
    In small bowl, beat water, cornstarch and vinegar with whisk. Stir into liquid in slow cooker. Cover; cook 20 to 25 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • 7
    Ladle sauce over pork chops; serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Creamy mashed potatoes pair beautifully with this saucy dish.
  • Tip 2
    Using bone-in pork chops ensures more even cooking, which will help keep the pork chops moist and tender.

Nutrition Information

240 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 26g Protein, 9g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4 servings
Calories
240
Total Fat
11g
Saturated Fat
4g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
Sodium
660mg
Total Carbs
9g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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