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Smothered pork chops are tender & juicy, covered in a flavorful onion gravy. Slow-cooked while you do other things. This recipe is great for family dinners!
Update: This was originally posted in 2013, and has been updated to improve reader experience. The original photo I took is down below the recipe card!
I love a good crockpot dinner – this is a really quick cooking one – perfect for when you are at home, and just want to free yourself up for other things vs cooking. Most crockpot recipes take all day, so I really appreciate this one for when I’m home a bit early!
As with most smothered pork chop recipes, we dredge some pork chops in some seasoned flour, then brown in a skillet. We dump in a slow cooker with some onions. Mix the leftover flour with some stock, and pour it over. With a prep time of fewer than 15 minutes has to be a winner, right?
Why this recipe works:
- Simple ingredients – ones you probably have in your pantry right now!
- Easy – nothing fancy, just good old fashioned comfort food.
- Short slow cooking time – you can make this while you do other things, but don’t have to wait all day. It’s perfect for people who forgot to plan dinner!
FAQs and Tips
To add even MORE flavor, scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan used to brown the pork chops, and add to the gravy.
A little heavy cream stirred in right before serving with make the gravy super creamy and delicious.
What temperature should Pork Chops be cooked to?
They’re cooked when the internal temperature is 140 FT
What sides go with Smothered Pork Chops?
- FLOUR – this is used to coat the pork, and then made into the gravy
- MUSTARD POWDER, GARLIC POWDER, PEPPER, SEASONED SALT – these simple season the flour before we brown the pork, and form the base of the onion gravy.
- PORK CHOPS – I used boneless center-cut (thick cut) pork chops, but bone-in pork chops work really well too.
- ONION – slice this up thinly, so they cook well.
- COOKING OIL – for browning the pork. Use vegetable oil or olive oil.
- CHICKEN STOCK – Grab a carton from the store – or make your own, or use chicken broth.
How to make Smothered Pork Chops in a Crock Pot
- Combine flour and seasonings in a zip lock bag.
- Add the pork chops one at a time to the bag.
- Shake the pork chops up to thoroughly coat them in the seasoned flour.
- Add remaining flour/seasonings to a bowl and whisk in the stock until smooth.
- Heat the oil in a skillet (any skillet is fine, I use a cast iron skillet most of the time)
- Cook the pork chops a few minutes per side until browned (not cooked through.
- Add pork chops to the crockpot.
- Add the onions.
- Pour flour/stock mix over the chops.
- Cook for 2-3 hours on low (internal temperature should be 140 F) Remove pork chops from crockpot and serve with the onions and sauce over the top. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
More Crockpot Meals
- Crockpot Cowboy Casserole – This recipe is is a real family pleaser!
- Vegetarian Chili – perfect for cool weather, packed with peppers, onions, beans, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes.
- 15 Bean Soup. Packed with flavor and goodness, this meal is a great one to set and forget!
- Beef Stew with Herbed Dumplings – this one makes the family run to the table, with the addition of Herbed Dumplings – it’s a total winter warmer!
- Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole – A family-friendly easy prep and clean up meal that you can set and forget. This yummy tater tot casserole recipe has allll the good stuff – you can’t go wrong!
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Smothered Pork Chops (Crockpot)
- In a large ziplock bag, combine flour, mustard, pepper blend and seasoned salt.
- Add chops, one at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, brown meat in oil on each side.
- Transfer to a greased 5 quart slow cooker, add onions.
- Place leftover flour from the ziplock in a small bowl; whisk in broth until smooth. Pour over chops.
- Cover and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours or until meat is tender. (In my crockpot – 2 hours was plenty).
- Remove pork to a serving plate and keep warm. Whisk pan juices until smooth; serve with pork.