How Do I Make Crockpot Pork Chops?
If you’re not in the mood to take forever to prepare your chops today, consider making crockpot pork chops! They’re very simple to make and we’re eager to explain exactly how to do that to you.
Items and Ingredients for Crockpot Pork Chops:
- A crockpot
- Pork chops. Since crock pot recipes require long cooking times, thick-cut pork chops are preferred.
- Tongs/utensils to remove chops
- (optional) Utensil to pour sauce
- (optional) Seasoning. This could be dry or liquid.
- Water (if no seasoning liquid is used)
The main reason most of us love using a crock pot is definitely the moisture retention the food is graced with, meat and veggie-wise. So if you don’t wish to use any particular liquid seasonings in your creation, water is perfectly fine. I’ve sifted through quite a few recipes and found countless liquid additives for these chops. Some of the most common ones were oils, soups, and sauces/marinades. Let’s get with it and figure out how to make them now!
- Pull out the crockpot, turn it on, and figure out whether to season your chops or not. If so, season them at this point.
- Place the pork chops in the crock pot.
- Add liquid (if your seasoning didn’t have any). This can simply be water.
- Cover the cooker and let it cook.
- (optional) Prepare a cornstarch and water mixture to add to the crockpot near the end of the final cook time to create a sauce to serve with and over your pork chops.
If you are familiar with pork preparation, carefully decide your own cooking time for these. Whether you are familiar with it or not, the internal temperature of pork should always be at least 145-160°F before consumption. If you haven’t already, please get a meat thermometer!
4 or more hours seems to be a happy medium in terms of standard cook times. An awesome (and healthy) side to serve with these is rice. That’s where the cornstarch and water mixture comes into play, too. They don’t need too much accentuation, though, so forks up if you just want lots of meat!