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Slow-Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 4

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. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

4
bone-in pork chops, about 3/4 inch
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
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 water
2
tablespoons cornstarch
1
tablespoon cider vinegar

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Pat pork chops dry with paper towels; season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • 3
    Heat 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add bacon; cook and stir until browned. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to slow cooker. Increase heat of skillet to medium-high; add pork chops to bacon drippings in skillet. Cook about 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Transfer to slow cooker.
  • 4
    Add onions to skillet. Cook and stir about 4 minutes or until softened. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Transfer to slow cooker. Add broth, Worcestershire sauce and bay leaves. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 2 hours or until pork chops are just done, but still moist.
  • 5
    Remove pork chops to serving tray; cover with foil to keep warm. Increase slow cooker to High heat setting.
  • 6
    In small bowl, beat water, cornstarch and vinegar with whisk. Stir into liquid in slow cooker. Cover; cook 20 to 25 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • 7
    Ladle sauce over pork chops; serve immediately.

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
24%
Sodium
660mg
27%
Potassium
420mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 3 1/2 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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