Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops with bacon and brown gravy made in the crock pot, served over rice! They are easy to make and fall-off-the-bone tender! You NEED to try this recipe!
Slow cooker pork chops are so easy and delicious! But, when it comes to pork chops, I’ll just be upfront and honest and tell you that we’ve had a rocky relationship, the pork chop and I. By rocky, I mean that I have always felt obligated to make and enjoy pork chops yet I rarely enjoyed them. I mean, I grew up eating them, and they’re just a classic, aren’t they? My problem is that the pork chops I’ve always had were tough and left me feeling slightly disappointed. As a result, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve made pork chops in the last 10 years. Yes, fewer than 5 times!
Are slow cooker pork chops easy to make?
I am so glad I decided to use my crock pot to make this recipe for Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops because not only were they so tender and delicious, it was really quite easy to make. The pork chops cook low and slow in the slow cooker allll day long and by dinner time, you’re left with fall off the bone, super tender, flavorful pork chops!
By fall off the bone, I mean literally. I think I let out an audible squeal when I opened my crock pot after these guys had been cooking all day to literally see that the meat had fallen off the bone. Weeeeeeeeee! Trying to get the pork chops out of the slow cooker in one piece to take photos was almost nearly impossible.
No need for knives at the dinner table when you’re serving up this recipe for Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops. No sireee! Your fork will go through the meat like butttah (that’s butter, in case you’re wondering). One of my favorite parts about this entire recipe is the brown gravy that you’ll smother the pork chops with. Not too thick, not too thin, and with bits of smoky bacon! Mmmmm delish!
What goes with pork chops?
I served these Smothered Pork Chops over rice, but another good option would be egg noodles. To go along with the tender pork chops and rice, I made some edamame which totally completed this savory mouth-watering dinner.
Now, if I’m keeping it real here, I want to let you know upfront that for a slow cooker recipe, it does require a bit more work than you’re probably used to but it’s nothing complicated. Unlike Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas where you literally just toss everything in the crock pot and walk away, this recipe does take a little bit of prep in the form of browning the pork chops before placing them in the slow cooker. Let me assure you, however, that the prep required is worth it! I’ll say it again… it’s W-O-R-T-H it!
Let me recap – Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops with bacon and brown gravy, served over rice, and fall off the bone tender. Seriously delicious! Give it a try and enjoy!
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