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Slow-Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

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Slow-Cooker Smothered Pork Chops
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 4
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Pork chops, bathed in smoky, bacon-flecked gravy and cooked in the slow cooker until the pork is just done, but still moist and tender are destined to become a family favorite.
Updated Jan 16, 2019

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in pork chops, about 3/4 inch thick (1 1/2 to 2 lb)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large yellow onion, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Pat pork chops dry with paper towels; season both sides with pepper and salt.
  • 2
    Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add bacon; cook and stir 6 to 8 minutes or until browned. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to slow cooker. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat; reserving remaining fat for another use, or discard. Increase heat to medium-high; add pork chops to bacon drippings in skillet. Cook 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until browned. Transfer to slow cooker and stand pork chops up against sides of slow cooker, bone side down.
  • 3
    Add onions to skillet. Cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes, or until softened. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds. Transfer to slow cooker. Add broth, Worcestershire sauce and bay leaves. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until pork chops are just cook through (at least 145°F in center, but still moist.)
  • 4
    Remove pork chops; cover with foil to keep warm. Remove bay leaves and discard. Increase slow cooker to High heat setting.
  • 5
    In small bowl, beat cornstarch, vinegar and water with whisk. Stir into liquid in slow cooker. Cover; cook 15 to 20 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  • 6
    Ladle sauce over pork chops; serve immediately.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Creamy mashed potatoes pair beautifully with this saucy dish.
  • tip 2
    Using bone-in pork chops ensures more even cooking, which will help keep the pork chops moist and tender.

Nutrition

260 Calories, 12g Total Fat, 30g Protein, 9g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
12g
19%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
640mg
27%
Potassium
460mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
30g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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