I’ve recently become a huge fan of my Crockpot. I’ve always had one, and use them on occasion, but more for entertaining than regular family meals. You may have seen the Easy Crockpot Chicken Tacos recipe I shared a couple of weeks ago. (If you haven’t tried it, you should….it’s really, really good!). Well, I was so thrilled with myself for that success, that last week when I was off work for the President’s Day holiday (and feeling too lazy to really “cook”), I decided that I was going to make some pork chops in the crockpot. Unfortunately after looking through about a zillion recipes online, I came to the conclusion that I really only had the pork chops part of any of the recipes on hand…I didn’t have all of the ingredients for a single recipe that I came across. Do you think I let that stop me?? Heck no! I just decided to come up with something using what I could find in the pantry and hope for the best.
Here’s what I used:
- (3-4) Boneless Thick Cut Pork Chops
- 1 tbsp. Olive Oil (drizzled over the porkchops)
- ¼ c. Worcestershire sauce
- Italian Seasoning
- Onion Powder
Now, I really don’t “measure” my spices most of the time…I just kind of toss it all in and guesstimate so if you’re an exact measurement type (like my husband is), my style will likely drive you nuts, but trust me, it’ll turn out awesome. I just threw everything in the crockpot and since it was early afternoon when I decided to cook, I cooked it on high for about 4 hours, but low for 6-8 hours would work too.
It turned out awesome and the pork chops were so tender that we didn’t even need to use knives to cut them. Being the “convenience” cook that I am, I just whipped up a box of Stove Top and some green beans and dinner was served. Happy family, not a lot of effort, easy clean up, and relatively healthy. I mean what more could you ask for?
Are you a follow the recipe exactly or a wing it and hope for the best type of cook? What’s your best (or worst) kitchen experiment? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!