Crockpot Smothered Pork Chops
We love pork chops but I tend to get kind of stuck in a rut when it comes to preparing them. It feels like it's always the same old thing, and so I've been looking for new recipes to try.
I came across this one on Pinterest and decided to give it a go. I'll be completely honest with you, I don't always have the best of luck with Pinterest, it's kind of a hit and miss for me. Things that seem really good don't always turn out how they look in the pictures, or they don't taste as good as I thought they would etc.
These were a hit. From the moment they started cooking, the whole house smelled amazing. Very easy to throw together and they make for a filling and delicious dinner.
I did use bone in but they completely fell off the bone, which is a very good thing. But yes, please make sure you have pretty thick chops, I don't think the pork tenderloin chops would work very well, they would probably shred apart during cooking.
4 bone-in pork chops (or boneless)
1 envelope onion soup mix (1 oz. packet)
1 (14 oz.) can chicken broth (lower sodium)
1 can (10.5 oz.) cream of chicken soup
1 envelope dry pork gravy mix (1 oz. packet)
1 tsp. garlic powder
to thicken sauce:
3 tbsp. corn starch
3 tbsp. cold water
In a 5-6 quart oval slow cooker, combine onion soup mix, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup and pork gravy mix.
Whisk together until combined.
Season both sides of the chops with a little bit of garlic powder.
Place pork chops into the slow cooker.
Do your best to spread them out and cover with the gravy mixture.
Cover and cook on low about 4-6 hours.
Just before the pork chops are done - whisk together the corn starch and cold water in a small bowl. Once it is smooth, pour it in with your pork chops in the slow cooker and stir gently.
Cover and switch the slow cooker to high and cook for another 30 minutes (until gravy has thickened.)