These Smothered Slow Cooker Pork Chops are fork tender, tasty and smothered in a rich creamy onion sauce. You will never over cook pork chops again!
If I had to name a nemesis living in my kitchen, it would probably be pork chops. Not THIS Porkchop (#3yearoldtoddlerfromhell)….
…. I mean, regular good old fashioned, ‘other white meat’ pork chops. I usually over cook them and they are dry. Then I swing the other way and in the attempt to not over cook them, they are too pink and scary. Then we swing back to the over cooked side. Around and around and around, we go! Brining them definitely helps but sometimes you get home late from work or from picking up the kids and you don’t have time / energy / ambition to brine your chops for five minutes, let alone an hour.
And contrary to popular belief, you CAN produce leather like pork chops in a slow cooker.
In the every day attempt to eat healthier, I keep trying to make an amazing pork chop dinner and every time I get sent back to the drawing board.
Until … NOW!!!!
This recipe came out better than I could have ever hoped. It may not be the healthiest way to eat pork but it sure is the tastiest!! The meat just falls apart and it’s smothered in an onion based sauce with garlic and cream and pepper, oh my!! Serve these chops over a heaping mound of mashed potatoes and you have the perfect picture of comfort food.
What’s your favorite way to eat pork chops? Do you have a magical secret to help a girl like me out????
Trust me, this recipe is a keeper.. try it and let me know how you like it!! .. did I say ‘like’?? … I totally meant LOVE!!!
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 stick butter - divided
- 2 tb olive oil
- 1 medium sized sweet onion , thin sliced
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp salt
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup cooking sherry
- 1 beef bouillon cube
- 3 lbs thick cut pork chops
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 1/2 cup cream
- fresh parsley (optional)
Rinse pork chops with water and pat dry
In a medium sized bowl, start by combining flour and spices for the pork chop dredge
In a large skillet heat olive oil and 2 tbl of butter over medium high heat
Dredge pork chops in flour mixture and when oil/butter is heated, sear pork chops for 2-3 minutes on each side
Remove pork chops to the slow cooker
Lower heat to medium and add remaining butter to the skillet and melt
Drop in the onion slices and look cook for 4 -5 minutes, just to soften
Add in the remaining dredge flour and whisk into onions to combine
Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a low boil, whisk continuously
Add in the spices, bouillon cube and cooking sherry and whisk to combine
Pour sauce into slow cooker over pork chops.. make sure that they are all covered
Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours or High for 2 and Low for 4
When time is done, remove pork chops from the sauce
Pour sauce into skillet on oven, heated to medium / medium high (I used a measuring cup to transfer the liquid instead of trying to lift mine slow cooker)
Reserve one cup of sauce and add in the corn starch .. whisk to combine into a slurry
Pour slurry into the skillet sauce and add cream .. whisk to combine
Bring to a low boil and check for seasoning
Ladle sauce over pork chops when serving and garnish with fresh parsley (optional)