Juicy Crock Pot Pork Chops with Savory Gravy

Crock Pot Pork Chops

Pork chops can sometimes be lackluster, but with this simple recipe, you can transform them into a hearty and mouthwatering meal. These Crock Pot Pork Chops are cooked to perfection and smothered in a delicious gravy made with onions and mushrooms. Whether served over rice or mashed potatoes, this comforting dish is sure to satisfy your cravings.

Ingredients you’ll need

Crock Pot Pork Chops Ingredients

  • Pork chops
  • Oil
  • Flour
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • White wine
  • Chicken broth
  • Butter
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Ground paprika
  • Salt and pepper

Note: Use thick-cut pork chops, at least 1 inch thick, to ensure juiciness. Boneless or bone-in both work.

How to cook pork chops in the crock pot

  1. Season the pork: Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels and rub them with oil. In a small bowl, combine the seasoning and rub it all over the pork.

  2. Brown the pork: Heat oil in a large skillet and brown the pork chops on each side for 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to impart too much heat, as it can cause the seasoning to blacken and turn bitter.

  3. Cook the vegetables: Add the onion, mushrooms, and garlic to the skillet. If needed, add a splash of broth to prevent the vegetables from drying out. Cook until softened, stirring occasionally.

  4. Start the gravy: Stir flour into the vegetable mixture. Add the white wine (or more broth) and stir well to dissolve the flour. Then add the chicken broth and whisk to remove any flour lumps.

  5. Simmer the gravy: Bring the gravy to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes. Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker.

  6. Add to the crock pot: Place the pork chops on top of the onion mixture in the slow cooker. Dot each chop with butter.

  7. Slow cook: Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 1.5 – 3 hours. The pork chops are done when they reach an internal temperature of 145°F. Avoid overcooking as it can result in dry and tough pork.

  8. Finish: Remove the pork chops from the slow cooker and let them rest on a plate, covered with foil, to enhance tenderness. Stir the gravy well. If needed, thicken it with a cornstarch slurry or thin it out with more broth.

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Step-by-step photos

Recipe tips

Browning: Browning the pork chops adds flavor to the gravy and ensures safe slow cooking.

Cooking time: The cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the pork chops, whether they are boneless or bone-in, and the slow cooker’s model. Use a meat thermometer to accurately gauge the doneness.

Gravy thickness: The gravy may thicken during slow cooking due to the pork’s juices. Adjust the consistency according to your preference by adding cornstarch slurry for a thicker gravy or additional broth for a thinner one.

Pork chop with mushroom gravy

Serving ideas

These succulent pork chops are traditionally served over mashed potatoes or rice. Complement them with sautéed green beans, glazed carrots, or quick air fryer broccoli or asparagus for a well-rounded meal.

Mashed potatoes, green beans, pork chop, and mushroom gravy

Conclusion

With this recipe from Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, you can elevate simple pork chops to a whole new level of deliciousness. The crock pot method ensures juicy and tender pork, while the savory onion and mushroom gravy adds a burst of flavor. Make this comforting dish for your next dinner and enjoy a hearty and satisfying meal. For more mouthwatering recipes and cooking inspiration, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.