Not quite as easy as throw-ingredients-in-crock-pot and go, there is a bit of prep work, but these pork-chops are very good. We have made this a couple times now, the first time I over cooked them and the “sauce” burnt to the bottom of my crock-pot, so I now double the sauce ingredients and have not had a problem. This recipe comes from southernfood.about.com, Carrie also has a similar recipe in her blog.
Super Easy Pork Chops
- 4 pork chops, about 3/4-inch to 1-inch thick
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced (I increase to 2, but double the ingredients for a total of 4)
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar or honey
- dash cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water to make smooth paste
Season pork chops with salt and pepper to taste. In a skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add pork chops and sear until nicely browned on both sides. Transfer pork chops to crock-pot. Add garlic to pan droppings and sauté until it begins to brown; stir in soy sauce, broth, sugar, and cayenne pepper.
Stir to blend; bring just to a boil. Pour sauce over the chops. Cover and cook on low until pork chops are tender, about 6 to 7 hours. My crock-pot tends to run hot, so I cook it on “warm” if it is going to be 6-7 hrs, otherwise “low” for only about 4 hours. Stir in cornstarch and water mixture until well blended. Cover and cook about 20 minutes longer. I usually just transfer the sauce to a small pot and reduce on the stove for a couple minutes until it thickens.