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crock pot smothered pork chops over egg noodles on a round white dinner plate
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Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops

Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops is a hearty dinner of juicy pork and caramelized onions with rich bacon gravy. Make this easy slow cooker recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time4 hrs 25 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops
Servings: 4
Calories: 968kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs pork chops (See Note 1)
  • 1 tsp salt divided
  • 2 tsp black pepper divided
  • 6 slices bacon (See Note 2)
  • 1 large white onion halved and cut 1/2 inch slices
  • 3 garlic cloves smashed and minced
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Tabasco or favorite hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 lb egg noodles

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat render and cook the bacon pieces until crispy. Set aside to drain on paper towel and reserve bacon fat in skillet.
  • Add onions to skillet and cook for several minutes. Add the garlic and thyme and season with half of the kosher salt and black pepper. Cook another 2 minutes and pour mixture in a slow cooker.
  • Season both sides of each pork chop with remaining salt and pepper. Lay on top of the onion mixture.
  • Mix together the chicken stock, soy sauce and Tabasco. Pour over pork chops. Close slow cooker lid and cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Bring heavily salted water to the boil and cook pasta per package directions, about 7 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water for gravy.
  • Remove pork chops from slow cooker and tent with foil to keep warm. Turn slow cooker to high heat. Mix together the cornstarch and water and pour into onion mixture with the reserved pasta water and apple cider vinegar. Stir to mix and cook. Gravy will thicken.
  • On serving platter, lay pork chops on top of drained pasta and pour onion gravy over all. Sprinkle with crispy bacon and chopped parsley. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. I use four 8-10 oz bone in blade cut pork chops that are about 1 inch thick. Also, make 1 or 2 slits in the fat on the outer side of each chop so they don't curl when cooking.
  2. I like to place my bacon in the freezer for 2-3 minutes to firm up and it makes it easier to slice into strips, optional.

Nutrition

Calories: 968kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 70g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 268mg | Sodium: 1235mg | Potassium: 1343mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 4.2mg