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My Kids' Favorite Slow Cooker Pork Chop

Pork is one of those meats that I could eat just about any way and any cut. If you think about pork it is pretty amazing: from bacon to chops, there are so many flavors and varieties. We like to keep things lean in our house, so instead of steak we will cook up a thick pork chop, which the kids call steak. Lately I’ve been using the slow cooker and it’s got the kids begging nightly for their favorite dish. Get the recipe for this moist and tender pork chop after the jump…

Slow Cooker Pork Chop Recipe

2 to 4 trimmed pork chops (we use boneless)

3 to 4 cups chicken stock

1 onion, sliced

2 cloves crushed garlic

1 teaspoon thyme

salt and pepper

Generously salt and pepper the pork chops on both sides. Lightly oil a sauté pan and heat over medium high. Place the pork chops in the pan once it is sizzling hot. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until brown crust forms, then flip and cook an additional minute to brown the other side. Remove from pan and place the sliced onions into the pan and cook until slightly tender and beginning to turn translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. In a slow cooker add stock, thyme, and seared pork chops, making sure the chop are covered with liquid. Add the onion and garlic and cook on low for about 4 hours or until internal temperature of the meat reads about 165 degrees.

Pour the liquid from the slow cooker into a sauté pan and cook over medium. Add a bit of flour to thicken and whisk until gravy consistency forms. Plate your pork and cover with gravy (the kids like the gravy in a small bowl so they can dip their meat). We serve this with harvest grains.

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