Kitchen Series: Slow Cooker Garlic Apple Pork Chops
Whenever I'm looking at the ingredients in my fridge (in this case, a jumbo pack of boneless pork chops) and feeling very uninspired, I tend to turn to my slow cooker. Ever since my mother bought a new slow cooker and gifted me her old one, I've been using it all the time, experimenting with it, dumping whatever I can into it, and generally really enjoying the ease with which I can create hot, flavourful meals with so little effort.
This recipe is one of the easiest I've done so far when it comes to prep. You only have to slice two of the ingredients (onion and mushrooms) but other than that everything gets dumped in pretty much as is. As mentioned above, I was feeling a little uninspired, and I kind of made this up as I went along and added whatever I had that seemed appetizing, and the result was surprisingly tasty! Unfortunately, I didn't think about making this into a recipe Hub until later, so I didn't really take any high quality photos during the process. I will be sure to do that next time. There is one picture of the pork, falling apart in its bowl, that will hopefully give you a sense of the final result.
So, if you'd like to find out how to make simple, delicious, fall-apart pork chops oozing with flavours of garlic, apple, onion, and rosemary, read on! If you try this recipe or modify it for yourself, I would love to hear how it turned out!
- 1 Spanish Onion, Sliced
- 3-6 Cloves of Garlic, Whole
- 6-12 Boneless Pork Chops
- 4-6 Cremini Mushrooms, Sliced
- 1 tablespoon Rosemary
- 1/2 tablespoon Pepper
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/3 cup Olive Oil
- 3/4 cup Apple Sauce, Unsweetened
- Slice your onion and line the slow cooker with the onion slices. This will help the onions caramelize beautifully and will also protect the pork from getting scorched.
- Place your boneless pork chops over the sliced onion, layering them if needed/there is not enough room to have them all flat.
- Add the garlic cloves, interspersing them evenly throughout the pork chops.
- Add the mushroom slices, interspersing them evenly throughout the pork chops.
- Season the mixture with pepper, garlic powder, rosemary, and salt.
- Drizzle olive oil over the mixture.
- Spoon the apple sauce over the mixture, trying to get some on every pork chop.
- Place lid on the slow cooker and set to low. Cook for 6-7 hours.
- Enjoy! The final product will be tender and juicy, so you may want to consider serving it in a bowl. Serve with simple, hearty sides like green beans and roast potatoes.