Pork chops scare me a bit. I am horrified to under-cook pork. I have been trying to use my slow cooker a lot more, so I looked to my friend’s handy post with slow cooker recipes with 4 ingredients or less. That’s about my speed in the kitchen. From there I stumbled upon a few different quick and easy pork chop recipes for the crock pot.
Easy Pork Chops in the Slow Cooker
Ultimately, I ended up using this slow cooker creamy ranch pork chops recipe and modifying it just a tad. Instead of using cream of chicken soup I used cream of mushroom. I used water instead of milk, and left out the potatoes. Instead I served them with mashed potatoes and the gravy made an excellent topping for them.
Mike and I both found this to be delicious. I also told a friend about it and she completely raved about the flavor. She had cooked hers a bit longer and found the pork chops to be even more tender. Next time I will increase the cooking time for ours.
Normally my husband will only eat breaded pork chops, so for him to like this was a test. For him to really enjoy a dish that is not deep fried, breaded, or smothered in cheese is a challenge. Quite pleased that he thoroughly enjoyed this.
This soup mixture with the ranch dressing packet makes for such a tasty flavor. I would imagine it could be good with any meat. This might even be my new favorite way to eat pork chops. That’s even more exciting cause it’s so easy!
- 4-6 pork chops - I used 3 super thick ones
- 1 package Ranch dressing dry mix
- 2 cans Cream of Mushroom soup & 1/2 can of water
- Add all ingredients to your slow cooker and stir.
- Cook on low for 5-7 hours. I cooked mine for about 5 and pork chops were still intact. My friend cooked hers for over 7 hours and was able to cut them with a fork.
— Jennifer Soltys (@SweepTight) January 18, 2014