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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Easy Crock Pot Pork Chops Recipe
One of the best comfort food recipes you can make in your crock pot is these Easy Crock Pot Pork Chops. Caramelized and slow-cooked to perfection, these pork chops are consistently moist and delicious and smothered in a delectable gravy.
You most definitely can cook pork chops in your crock pot.
They taste like you were in the kitchen all day, but your slow cooker does all the work. They are easy to cut since they’re fork-tender, so the family loves them!
Let’s not forget the rich mushroom-onion gravy that slow cooks right next to them that is wonderful over potatoes or pasta.
If you’re new to slow cooking, our Crockpot Tips and Tricks will answer your questions and make you a confident slow cooking pro in no time!
Ingredients for Crock Pot Pork Chops and Gravy
- Pork Chops – thick, bone-in ones are 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 it’s rich savoriness.
- Cream of Mushroom Soup – gives the recipe a nice creamy texture.
- Cream of Chicken Soup – added flavor for the gravy.
- Beef Broth – perfect for the gravy.
- 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.
How to Cook Slow Cooker Pork Chop and Gravy
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
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 Slow Cooker
Put the onions and mushrooms in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place pork chops over mixture and then pour the soup mixture over the top.
Finally, turn the slow cooker to low and cook for 7-8 hours or until pork is tender. Serve over rice, potatoes, or noodles and enjoy!
Tips for Cooking Slow Cooker Pork Chops
- Low and slow is the best way to cook this recipe.
- A bone-in chop with a bit of marbling will yield the best result.
- If you aren’t a fan of mushrooms, you can leave them out and 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.
Other Delicious Crock Pot Recipes
Crockpot Barbecue Pork Chops – 20-ingredient recipe.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork – perfect for tacos, nachos, or over a salad.
Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken – a tasty way to serve chicken from the crockpot.
Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken – a great potluck recipe.
Should You Brown Pork Chops Before Slow Cooking?
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.
Can You Stack Pork Chops in a Slow Cooker?
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.
Can You Put Raw Pork in a Slow Cooker?
You can put raw pork in your slow cooker, however, for a deeper, richer flavor, we recommend browning all sides first on the stovetop. It totally makes a difference!
How to Serve with Crock Pot Pork Chops
There are many ways you can serve your pork chops for a hearty dinner:
- With mashed potatoes.
- Over pasta such as macaroni or egg noddles.
- With brown rice or white rice.
- Over zucchini noodles for a healthier option.
The recipe is great with steamed or roasted vegetables.
If you’re a fan of crockpot pork chop recipes, try Slow-Cooked BBQ Pork Chops.
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Easy Slow Cooker Pork Chops
- Crock Pot
- frying pan
- Kitchen tongs
- 4 pork chops (thick bone-in is recommended)
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 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
- 3/4 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 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 7-8 hours or until pork is tender. Serve over rice, potatoes or noodles and enjoy!
- A bone-in chop with a bit of marbling will yield the best end result.
- 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 the beef broth.
- We use a 6-quart crockpot to make the recipe.