Friday, November 03, 2006
Yummy pork chops
Mom’s Smothered Pork Chops
Delicious and Dependable Slow Cooker Recipes Copyright 2002
¼ cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
4 to 6 pork shoulder butt chops, about 2 to 3 pounds I used loin chops
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 onions, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup tomato-based chili sauce
2 tbsp cider vinegar
2 tbsp packed brown sugar
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp dry mustard
1. On a plate, combine flour, salt and black pepper. Dredge pork in mixture, coating both sides.
2. In a nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add pork, in batches, and brown on both sides. Transfer to slow cooker stoneware.
3. Add onion to pan, adding more oil if necessary, and cook, stirring, until softened. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for minute. Stir in chili sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Bring to a boil.
4. Pour sauce over pork. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or on HIGH for 4 hours. (for loin cut reduce cooking time to 4 to 5 hours on LOW or 2 to 2 ½ hours on HIGH)
Serves 4 to 6.
Pork loin can be risky in the crockpot but the author said I could use loin chops so I did. It was a close call. It was almost too dry but it didn't quite pass the point of being enjoyable. The sauce was excellent so that helped a lot.
I'm really enjoying this cookbook. The author also wrote 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes. I have to get my hands on that one.
I'm still washing dishes and I'm tired of it! Hopefully it will get fixed Saturday.
P.S. I'm posting this early because I'm still having trouble with my other computer. Have a nice weekend!
A Blast From The Past: Barbara's Pork Chop Dinner from September 2005. This was one of my first recipes and the probably my biggest success cooking pork loin chops in a slow cooker.
Question of the Day: Do you have a dishwasher?