Thursday, June 23, 2016

Smothered Slowcooker Pork Chops

My hubby loves pork chops. I only recently really started to like pork chops. Until a few months ago, I just tolerated them. I have been eyeing this recipe for a while, and when I saw some on sale, I just knew I had to give it a try. These smothered pork chops are seared then slow cooked for hours resulting in delicious and tender juicy chops. As if that alone wasn't enough to give this recipe a try, you use the remaining juice, onions, and bacon to make gravy to smother the pork chops in. 

mmmmmmmm Bacon

First, dry the pork chops and season them with just salt and pepper. Set aside. Then cook bacon until crispy. Store the bacon for later! Sear the pork chops in the remaining bacon grease. Place in the slow cooker.

I went ahead and caramelized mine

Add some more oil, or bacon grease, and saute the onions, then garlic. Pour this on top of the pork chops. In the same skillet combine your chicken stock (make your own chicken stock!), Worcestershire, and brown sugar and then bring it to a boil. Pour this over the chops (onions and garlic). Cook on low for 8 hours. 

cooked pork chop - already looking delicious!

Set aside the chops. Pour the liquid through a fine mesh strainer, then place solids in a blender with a bit of liquid, blending on high until smooth. Return this mixture to the sauce pan and heat. Combine water and cornstarch, then add to the sauce. When the sauce gets thick and bubbly, add vinegar, bacon, salt and pepper. Head over to Center cut cook to view the full recipe!

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