Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Gravy
Looking for a simple slow cooker recipe? One that defines pure comfort food? Look no further. These Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Gravy are a classic American recipe. Smothered in gravy, they’re tender and flavorful. The creamy, onion gravy recipe is definitely worthy of a Sunday dinner — and is sure to impress your family and friends.
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Easy Crock Pot Pork Chops
I have a very important question to ask you. What did we do before the slow cooker existed? (hee-hee). Seriously, between slow cooking and the instant pot, we really have it made now.
We can speed up a recipe or slow it down to enjoy ourselves outside the kitchen. Either way, you have a delicious meal in no time or with little effort on your behalf. It’s pretty amazing.
With only seven ingredients and a slow cooker, this pork chop recipe will come together quickly — and it will not disappoint.
There is nothing homier or more comforting than pork chops and gravy. This is a time-honored recipe that has brought families together around the supper table for years and years.
Simple ingredients with excellent results every time!
Ingredients for Pork Chops and Gravy
- Pork Chops
- Salt and Pepper
- Cream of Mushroom soup or Cream of Chicken soup
- sliced onion
- evaporated milk
- sour cream
How to Make Smothered Pork Chops in a Slow Cooker
One of the benefits of a slow cooker is that you can go for a shorter cook time on high or a longer cook time on low. The minimal amount of time for this recipe is 3 hours; however, if you’re headed to work — it can cook up to 8 hours.
Helpful Recipe Notes
1. Start by seasoning your pork chops with the salt and pepper. Brown each of them in the oil, drain and transfer to the slow cooker.
2. Grab a separate bowl and mix the cream of mushroom soup and evaporated milk until smooth. Stir in sliced onion and pour over the pork chops.
3. Cover and Cook. Stir sour cream into the mixture during the last minutes of cooking. Cooking times vary on your preference (see recipe).
4. Serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite side dish.
How Long Does it Take to Cook Pork Chops in a Slow Cooker?
Most recipes that include pork will take 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low. Most importantly, be sure the meat reaches an internal temperature of 160ºF.
Overcooking pork chops can cause them to become tough, so checking on them at the earlier time frame of the cooking window is something to consider.
Can You Put Frozen Pork Chops in the Slow Cooker?
Cooking frozen pork chops in a slow cooker is not recommended. The meat can possibly sit at an unsafe temperature for too long, so always use thawed pork chops before cooking in a slow cooker.
So what are the best practices to thaw pork chops? Certainly, the easiest way is in the refrigerator overnight but what happens if you forgot to take them out? Your microwave can come in very handy. Set on defrost and cook and then turn at 30-second intervals.
Another method is to thaw in cold water. You need to have your pork chops in a plastic bag and submerge them in cold water. Change the water frequently to make sure it stays cold.
Never use warm or hot water as you will encourage bacteria growth at higher temperatures.
A slow cooker is an invaluable tool in our kitchens. Make sure you are pulling it out and using it as much as possible. It frees time in your day and can give you a delicious meal waiting for you when you come home!!
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Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Gravy Recipe
- 8 pork chops
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 10-1/2 oz. cans cream of mushroom soup
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 12 oz. can evaporated milk
- 1 cup sour cream
- Lightly grease crockpot before adding any ingredients.
- Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Brown in oil and drain. Transfer to the slow cooker.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the cream of mushroom soup, sliced onion and evaporated milk, until smooth.
- Pour over pork chops. Cover and Cook.
- Cook on Low for 6-8 hours or High 3 to 4 hours.
- During the last 30 minutes of cooking, stir in 1 cup of sour cream.
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 493Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 163mgSodium: 268mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 44g