March Madness Day 26: Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

March Madness Day 26: Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

4 slices crispy bacon, crumbled

1 onion, diced

1 Tbsp water

1/2 tsp brown sugar

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 tsp dried thyme

1/4 cup flour

1/2 cup chicken broth

2 Tbsp soy sauce

1 bay leaf

4 bone-in pork chops, dredged in flour, browned (about 1 minute on each side) and seasoned with salt and pepper

1 1/2 tsp cider vinegar

1 tbsp dried parsley flakes

Place bacon in bottom of slow cooker.  Microwave the onion, water, brown sugar, garlic and thyme for about 3-4 minutes (stirring every minute) until onions are softened.  Stir the flour, broth and soy sauce into the onion mixture.  Pour into slow cooker and add in the bay leaf.  Nestle the pork chops into the sauce and cover and cook on LOW for 3-5 hours.  Transfer pork chops to serving platter and tent loosely with foil.  Remove fat from braising liquid with a large spoon.  Discard bay leaf and then stir in the vinegar and parsley flakes.  Spoon sauce over pork chops and serve.  Makes 4 servings.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices crispy bacon, crumbled
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 bone-in pork chops, dredged in flour, browned (about 1 minute on each side) and seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley flakes
Read the whole recipe on 365 Days of Slow Cooking