When it comes to slow cooker recipes, I’m all about making a hearty meal that’s ready to go at the end of a long day. These slow cooker pork chops are just that.
It can be challenging to get pork chops cooked just right but this is, by far, the easiest pork chop recipe ever. Just sear the chops for a few minutes on each side, toss them in the slow cooker with a few other easy ingredients, and come back several hours later to an entire meal that is just pure comfort.
The next time you’re looking for easy dinner ideas, or you’re just looking for a way to easily cook up some pork chops on sale from the grocery store, check this recipe out.
Common Questions about Slow Cooker Pork Chops
Why are my pork chops dry in the slow cooker?
Not having enough fat or over-cooking can result in dry pork chops. Choose thick-cut pork chops with more fat and incorporate some of the oil and fat from cooking when transferring to the slow cooker for tender pork chops.
Can I put raw pork in the slow cooker?
You can put raw pork in the slow cooker but it won’t come out as flavorful as it will if you cook/brown it ahead of time.
Why is my pork rubbery in the slow cooker?
The connective tissue needs to cook in order for the pork to not be tough. The slow cooker is the best tool for this because it allows it to cook down slowly over time so you get the most tender results.
You can easily store leftovers from these chops in the fridge or freezer.
Refrigerator: Store in an airtight container or zip top bag for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
Freezing: Freeze for up to 3 months in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag.
Use these tips to get the very best results for slow cooked chops.
- Be sure to sear the pork before adding it to the crockpot. This adds amazing flavor to the entire dish.
- Use a high quality olive oil for the best flavor.
- Do not prepare soup according to package directions — add it directly as the recipe instructs.
This is such a simple recipe — you only need a handful of ingredients that you probably already have or can easily get from the grocery store.
- Olive oil (divided)
- Onion (chopped)
- Boneless pork chops (you can also use bone-in pork chops)
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Garlic powder
- Cream of mushroom soup
- Cream of celery soup
Kitchen Supplies You’ll Need
Just a couple of kitchen tools will help you make this recipe.
How to Make Slow Cooker Pork Chops
This pork chop recipe couldn’t be easier!
- Add onions to the oil in a preheated skillet.
- Saute until translucent, then add the rest of the oil.
- Place pork chops in a single layer over the onions and season.
- Brown pork chops on either side and transfer into the slow cooker.
- Repeat with other pork chops if necessary.
- Whisk together the soups in a small bowl before pouring over the pork chops.
- Cook in the slow cooker for the recommended time and until the pork reaches the desired internal temperature on a meat thermometer.
- Serve over potatoes, rice, or egg noodles.
What to Serve With Pork Chops in the Crock Pot
- Potatoes – For the best comfort food, serve these with mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, or alongside a baked potato.
- Rice – Seasoned brown or white rice is a great side for pork chops.
- Vegetables – Any roasted or steamed veggie from broccoli and cauliflower to carrots or green beans is a perfect side dish.
Why You Should Make With Slow Cooked Pork Chops
This meal is perfect for busy weeknights, but you can make it any time. Here are some reasons to make it your go-to recipe.
- Easy – There’s so little hands-on prep time and so few ingredients — this makes for an amazingly easy recipe to put together.
- Comforting – This meal is 100% comfort food. Tasty pork paired with your favorite sides is the best way to end a long day.
- Make ahead – You can make this and just let it cook so that it’s ready for you when you come home.
Variations and Add-ins
- Heat – If you want to add spice, you can add cayenne pepper powder or crushed red pepper flakes.
- Herbs – Add any fresh herbs that you have fresh from your garden or that you enjoy.
- Soups – Change up the soups to incorporate any creamed soup that you prefer. Cream of chicken soup is another good option.
- Extra flavor – Try using ranch dressing mix (or ranch seasoning), apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce or chicken broth for nuanced flavor.
- Spices – Change up the flavor profile with onion powder, red pepper flakes, or other spices that you like.
- Sauce – While the sauce is intended to be a creamy gravy, if it is thicker than you prefer, add some milk (full fat, low-fat milk, or skim milk are both fine). If it’s thinner than you like, mix in a slurry made with corn starch and water.
Favorite Pork Chop Recipes
If you love this easy pork chop recipe, you’re going to love these other slow cooker dinners too. Please click each link below to find the easy, printable recipe!
Other Pork Recipes
If you love this recipe for Slow Cooker Pork Chops as much as I do, please write a five-star review, and be sure to help me share on Facebook and Pinterest!
Slow Cooker Pork Chops
- 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
- 1 small onion chopped- about ½ cup
- 6 pork chops bone in or boneless (2 pounds)
- salt and pepper to taste
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 10.5 oz cream of mushroom soup 1 can
- 10.5 oz cream of celery soup 1 can
- Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the onions and cook until they are soft and translucent, about 3 minutes.
- Add the remaining olive oil.
- Lay the pork chops in a single layer in the pan, seasoning with salt, pepper and the garlic powder.
- Brown the pork chops on both sides, about 3 minutes on each side.
- Repeat with remaining pork chops if necessary.
- Remove the pork chops from the pan and place them into the insert of the slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, whisk together two cans of soup.
- Pour that mixture over the pork chops.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
- Serve immediately with mashed potatoes or rice.
- slow cooker
- Mixing Bowl
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate. Please double-check with your own dietary calculator for the best accuracy. We at Taste of the Frontier cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.