You need to try these tender and juicy Crock Pot Pork Chops. Caramelized and slow-cooked to perfection, they are moist and delicious. The perfect comfort food any night of the week.
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One of the best comfort food recipes you can make in your crockpot is these fork-tender Easy Crock Pot Pork Chops with Gravy.
Tender pork chops cooked in a slow cooker are a delectable dinner idea the whole family will love. Especially the flavorful gravy!
Why You'll Love the Pork Chops
- TENDER AND JUICY MEAT - Caramelized and slow-cooked to perfection, these pork chops are consistently moist, delicious, and smothered in a delectable sauce.
- MINIMAL RECIPE PREP- With a few simple steps of prep, you'll get an amazing dinner everyone around the table will love.
- OH, THE GRAVY - Let's not forget the rich, mushroom-onion gravy that slow cooks next to them, which is terrific over potatoes or pasta.
Here's what you'll need for crockpot pork chops and gravy (with cream of mushroom soup).
- Pork Chops - thick, bone-in pork chops are the best.
The creamy gravy is the best!
- Paprika - a mild spice that adds just the right amount of flavor.
- Garlic Powder - gives the recipe a nice savory flavor.
- Onion Powder - just a little for added flavor.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil - for searing your meat.
- Onion - sliced thin.
- Mushrooms - give the recipe its rich, savory mushroom gravy. If you aren’t a mushroom fan, you can leave them out and use the cream of mushroom soup. However, since they’re slow-cooked, the mushrooms become very mild, so worth giving them a try. You can also try cream of chicken soup.
- Cream of Mushroom Soup - condensed soup gives the recipe a nice creamy texture.
- Cream of Chicken Soup - added flavor for the gravy.
- Beef Broth - perfect for making the gravy. In a pinch, you can substitute chicken broth for beef broth.
- Dried Parsley - an herb that adds depth of flavor.
- Salt & Pepper
Tips for Selecting the Best Pork Chop
To produce a tender and juicy dinner, the cuts of meat you use in this recipe do matter.
We have tried many different cuts and found the following tips to be helpful when selecting your meat:
- A thicker bone-in chop will yield the best results when it comes to a moist dinner.
- Look for a blade chop, shoulder chop, or sirloin chop at the store. Ask the meat counter if you do not see what you want.
- You are looking for a chop with a little fat and generous marbling throughout, as this will keep the meat tender and juicy.
Tip: don't use a leaner cut pork chop, as you will not get the same tender results.
Step 1 - Sear Meat. First, preheat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Then, season the pork chops with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Place pork in pan and brown (sear) on all sides—about 3 minutes per side.
Step 2 - Make Gravy Mixture (sauce). Next, remove the pork from the pan, add beef broth and soups to the pan, and use a whisk or spatula to release any pan's brown bits. Then, add the dried parsley and stir to combine the mixture.
Step 3 - Place All Ingredients in the Slow Cooker. Put the onions and mushrooms in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place pork chops over the mixture, and then pour the soup mixture over the top.
Finally, COOK. turn the slow cooker to low, then cover and cook for 6-7 hours or until the pork is tender. Serve over rice, potatoes, or noodles, and enjoy!
Tips & Recipe Notes
- Low and slow is the best way to cook this slow cooker pork chops recipe.
- A thick-cut, bone-in chop with a bit of marbling will yield the best result.
- If you're not a fan of cream of mushroom soup, use only cream of chicken soup. We like the low-sodium versions.
- Pork is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
- We use a 6-quart crockpot to make the recipe.
- We have all the best Slow Cooker Tips and Tricks if you need them.
How do you keep them from drying out?
There are a few things you can do to keep your pork chops from drying out in the slow cooker.
- Make sure you use thick-cut, bone-in pork chops.
- Sear both sides to lock in the natural juices.
- Watch your pork chops closely the first time you cook them in your slow cooker. Each crock pot cooks differently. This way, you'll know the optimal cooking time and never overcook them. Use a meat thermometer to determine when they're done.
What to do With Leftovers
If you have any leftover slow cooker pork chops, place them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.
To reheat, place chops and sauce in a skillet and add a little milk to thin the gravy, and heat to the desired temperature.
Crock Pot Pork Chop Recipes
Here's an oven-baked favorite!
Baked Parmesan Pork Chops - oven-baked pork chops are always a weeknight favorite!
This is a great question we get asked a lot. In general, you don't need to brown your meat before slow cooking. However, it adds a much deeper, richer flavor once it's caramelized, so we recommend it—especially with this pork chop recipe.
Once your pork chops are seared, you can overlap them in your slow cooker. However, we don't recommend stacking them on top of each other for the best cooking results.
You can put raw pork in your slow cooker; however, we recommend browning all sides first on the stovetop for a deeper, richer flavor. It totally makes a difference!
There are many ways you can serve your tender pork chops for a hearty dinner:
- With mashed potatoes.
- Over pasta such as macaroni or egg noodles.
- With brown rice or white rice.
- Over zucchini noodles for a healthier option.
The recipe is great with steamed or roasted vegetables or green beans.
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Easy Slow Cooker Pork Chops Recipe
- Crock Pot
- frying pan
- Kitchen tongs
- 4 pork chops (thick bone-in is recommended)
- salt & pepper to taste
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ onion powder
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion (sliced)
- 2 cups mushrooms (sliced)
- 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup (low-sodium)
- 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
- ¾ cup low-sodium beef broth
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- Preheat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Season both sides of the pork chops with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Place pork in pan and brown (sear) on all sides--about 3 minutes per side.
- Remove pork from the pan, add beef broth, and soups to the pan and use a whisk to release any brown bits in the pan. Add the dried parsley and stir to combine the mixture.
- Put sliced onion and mushrooms in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place pork chops over onions and mushrooms, and then pour the soup mixture over the top.
- Turn slow cooker to low and cook for 6-7 hours or until pork is tender. Serve over rice, potatoes, or noodles, and enjoy!
- CUT: A bone-in chop with a bit of marbling will yield the best result.
- MUSHROOMS: If you aren’t a fan of mushrooms, you can leave them out and just use the cream of mushroom soup. However, since they’re slow-cooked, the mushrooms turn out very mild, so worth giving them a try.
- In a pinch, you can substitute chicken broth for beef broth.
- We use a 6-quart crockpot to make the recipe.