Slow Cooked Pork And Potatoes
How to make Slow Cooked Pork And Potatoes
6 bone in pork loin chops
4 medium sized potatoes, washed, peeled and cut into chunks
1 large onion, cut into small chunks
1 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp butter
3 tbsp all purpose flour
14 ounces of chicken broth
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 cup low fat milk
(optional: add in carrots, green beans or vegetable of choice)
Spray the slow cooker with non stick spray
Place the chunky potatoes in the bottom of the crock pot
In a skillet, lightly brown the pork chops, in the canola oil
Place the browned pork chops on the top of the potatoes
Place the cut up onion in the skillet without cleaning it. Saute using the oil and juices from the pork chops
Put the sauteed onions on top of the pork chops
In the same skillet, melt the butter and whisk in the flour.
Add the salt, pepper and the chicken broth
Stir until well combined and beginning to thicken
Pour this sauce over the top of the onions in the crock pot. The sauce will slowly pass on down through all the ingredients and they will then have all the flavor of the sauce
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or high for 4 hours
Skim off any fat that accumulates and thicken the sauce more if desired
SERVING SIZE: 1
Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 120 | TOTAL FAT: 18g | SATURATED FAT: 12g | TRANS FAT: 6g | CHOLESTEROL: 120mg | SODIUM: 36mg | CARBOHYDRATES: 360g | SUGAR: 24g | PROTEIN: 12g
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use boneless pork chops instead of bone-in?
Yes, you can use boneless pork chops if you prefer.
The cooking time may vary slightly, so keep an eye on them to avoid overcooking.
Bone-in chops tend to add extra flavor to the dish.
Can I add other vegetables to this recipe?
Absolutely! This recipe is versatile, and you can customize it by adding vegetables like carrots, green beans, or peas.
Simply add them to the slow cooker along with the potatoes for a complete one-pot meal.
Do I need to brown the pork chops before adding them to the slow cooker?
Browning the pork chops before adding them to the slow cooker is optional but recommended.
Browning adds flavor by creating a crust on the meat and helps seal in juices.
It enhances the overall taste of the dish.
Can I use a different type of broth if I don’t have chicken broth?
Yes, you can substitute chicken broth with vegetable or beef broth if you prefer or based on what you have available.
The choice of broth will influence the flavor of the dish slightly.
How can I adjust the thickness of the sauce to my liking?
You can adjust the thickness of the sauce by varying the amount of flour used.
If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can add more flour while making the roux in the skillet.
Conversely, if you want a thinner sauce, use less flour.
Keep in mind that the sauce will continue to thicken as it cooks in the slow cooker.
Is it necessary to spray the slow cooker with non-stick spray?
Spraying the slow cooker with non-stick spray is optional.
It can help with cleanup, but it’s not essential.
The combination of butter and the sauce in the recipe should prevent sticking in most slow cookers.
What can I use as a substitute for canola oil?
If you don’t have canola oil, you can use other high-heat cooking oils like vegetable oil or grapeseed oil as a substitute.
Can I prepare this recipe ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight before cooking?
Yes, you can prepare this recipe ahead of time.
You can assemble the ingredients in the slow cooker insert, cover it, and refrigerate it overnight.
In the morning, simply place the insert in the slow cooker and start cooking according to the instructions.
What can I serve as a side dish with this meal?
This dish is a complete meal with pork, potatoes, and onions.
However, if you’d like to add more vegetables, you can serve it with a side salad, steamed green beans, or roasted carrots.
The choice of side dish is flexible and depends on your preferences.