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Slow-Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

Slow-Cooker Smothered Pork Chops
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 4
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.
December 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.

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

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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