Slow Cooker Pork Chops

March 14, 2011 · Posted in Pork · View Comments 

As promised, here is one of the savory recipes for our meal plan this week. This is a busy month for us with lots of different activities so my meal plan for the week is pretty simple. Yesterday, we had Pork Chops slow cooked in a honey soy sauce served over rice, broccoli and some homemade rolls. The pork chops turn out really tender and tasty.

Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Summary: A delicious meal made in the slow cooker that comes out tender and tasty.

Ingredients:

4-6 pork loin chops (depending on size of your family)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 Tablespoon honey
1/4 cup orange juice
1 Teaspoon Chinese Five Spices

Directions:

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, garlic, honey, orange juice and spices.
  • Place pork chops in slow cooker.
  • Pour honey soy sauce mixture over the top of pork chops.
  • Set slow cooker to low setting and cook for 6 hours.
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Noel’s Quick Notes:

Plate pork chops over cooked  rice of your choice and spoon honey soy sauce mixture over the top. Serve with your family’s favorite steamed vegetables.

Variations:

Can substitute beef or chicken in place of pork chops.

Serves: 4-6 people

Cooking Time: 6 hours

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Cook Time: 6 hours, 5 minutes

Meal Type: Dinner

My Family Rating: 5 stars

 

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Pork Chops with Apple Spice Gravy

September 8, 2010 · Posted in Pork · View Comments 

Here is a delicious recipe I found while working on my weekly meal plan and adjusted it a bit to my liking. The sweetness of the apples and brown sugar combined with cinnamon and a little bit of curry really make this dish yummy! Served with curry rice and a green salad.

  

Pork Chops with Apple Spice Gravy

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

6  pork chops (family pack)

Salt and pepper

4 Tablespoons flour

2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced

2 Tablespoons butter

2 Tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon Curry powder

2/3 cup apple juice

1 teaspoon cornstarch

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Dash allspice or nutmeg

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a large skillet, melt oil over medium heat. Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with salt and pepper; coat lightly with flour on both sides. Brown the chops in the oil for about 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Arrange the browned chops in a 9x 12 baking dish.

To the skillet with drippings, add the sliced apples, butter, and brown sugar . In a bowl, mix apple juice, cornstarch and seasonings  until smooth and pour over the apple mixture. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 4 to 5 minutes. Pour the apple mixture over the chops. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 45 minutes.

Yes, this dish does take an extra 15 minutes to cook. Not the usual for my 30-minute family dinners, but it’s worth it!

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Easy Slow Cooker Family Suppers:Pulled-Pork Tacos

July 25, 2010 · Posted in Pork, Recipes · View Comments 

Easy Slow Cooker Family Suppers

The slow-cooker as I”ve said in so many of my previous posts is truly a time-saving resource for when you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. It’s a great kitchen tool that helps busy families make those budget-friendly hearty meals, snacks and desserts.  Yesterday, our family spent a beautiful morning shopping and came home to work on a few household projects. I was able to throw this meal together in 15 minutes before we left the house.  Below is a recipe for Pulled-Pork Tacos, which has great flavor and the cilantro makes this meal refreshing.

 

 

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos

Ingredients:

1 3 1/2 pound pork shoulder roast

2 cups of your favorite salsa, plus more for serving

1 cup of your favorite beer

1/2 cup sliced onion, plus more for serving

2 Tablespoons Taco seasoning

1 Tablespoon cooking oil

12 Corn or flour tortillas

Sour Cream

Cilantro

1 Lemon or Lime

Directions:

Optional: Trim excess fat from pork shoulder roast. ( A little fat will add more flavor to the meat.)

In a saute’ pan, heat cooking oil and add pork shoulder roast and sear on all sides. Drain off any cooking oil. Sprinkle Taco seasoning over the entire pork shoulder roast.

In a 6-quart slow cooker on low setting  add onions, beer and 1 cup salsa.  Stir ingredients together. Add pork shoulder roast and turn to coat. Add 1 more cup of salsa.

Cook until meat is tender and pulls apart easily 6-8 hours. Warm torillas in the microwave or oven 20 minutes. wrap in foil to keep warm. Shred the pork while still in the slow cooker and stir.

Serve on warm tortillas with extra salsa, sour cream, cilantro, lemon or lime and a glass of lemonade or ice tea.

As always, my quick and easy recipes for Busy Moms can be found on my website Noel’s Kitchen Tips.com.

Visit my new Amazon Kitchen Store  for some of my recommeneded appliances, storage and kitchen needs along with some of my favorite cookbooks and aprons to help you with your family meal planning. For high quality kitchen tools for your kitchen, visit www. NoelsKitchen.com

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