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!
Kim @ 2justByou saysFebruary 25, 2014 at 8:07 am
I love crockpot recipes. I’m SO loving your blog! =0)
Erinn S saysFebruary 25, 2014 at 10:15 am
I have all of these ingredients in my kitchen…Hmmm I suppose I have a dinner idea now!
tara pittman saysFebruary 25, 2014 at 12:15 pm
I love recipes using the slow cooker. My husband would love me to make this.
Michelle F. saysFebruary 25, 2014 at 3:20 pm
That looks and sounds so good. I haven’t tried pork in the crock pot yet.
Alicia Figueroa saysFebruary 25, 2014 at 5:29 pm
Oooh I might try this tomorrow or the day after! I have extra pork chops in the freezer and haven’t been able to decide what to do with them yet. I have also had some trouble finding a really really good pork chop recipe for the crock pot. A lot of them I’ve used have just been a little bland, but I bet the worcestershire in this recipe will give it a nice bit of flavor! Thank you for sharing!
Justina saysFebruary 25, 2014 at 11:26 pm
I am totally a wing it type of cook! I am always throwing stuff together and I almost never measure spices. It also drives my husband crazy! Every time something doesn’t turn out it’s always “well…you COULD have followed the directions…” I need to bring my crock pot back out. I was using it every day there for a while and fell off the wagon. Great recipe, thanks for sharing!
Rita Von saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 7:03 am
I have never thought about pork chops in a crock pot! What brilliant idea. Also, I rarely measure my spices, it’s a dash of this and a dash of that.
Tanya saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 4:56 pm
This sounds really good and easy! I am pinning this.
Gwendolyn M saysFebruary 27, 2014 at 3:15 pm
I love crockpot pork chops and then I make this Easy Pork Chop Recipes – Pork Chop Alfredo Tortellini with the leftovers. http://madamedeals.com/easy-porkchop-recipes/
kathy saysFebruary 28, 2014 at 12:59 am
I kind of do both. I follow recipes but sometimes I wing it or will modify a recipe to my taste. This sounds really good and I love crock pot cooking!
Tina @ My Highest Self saysMarch 7, 2014 at 3:17 am
I”m definitely NOT a wing it type of cook, I always need a recipe!
Laura MyNewestAddiction saysMarch 10, 2014 at 11:23 am
I totally need to do more crockpot good things!
Jeannie saysMarch 29, 2014 at 12:05 pm
I made this last night and it was the best!! So moist and flavorful. I will be adding this to my rotation of wonderful recipes. Thanks so much for sharing!
Alison saysMarch 29, 2014 at 1:29 pm
I’m so glad you liked it and thank you so much for coming back to share your experience! It’s awesome to know that what works for my family really does translate and turns out great for others too!