Slow Cooker Pork Chops
Pork chops are good however they’re cooked – at least, I think so. I have tried them pan fried, grilled, baked, and slow-cooked. My friend’s mom (I refer to her as Abuela), wasn’t used to cooking in the slow cooker for a long time. But when she caught on to how easy it was, she started cooking everything in it. So I asked what Abuela’s favorite slow-cooker meal is. The answer – pork chops!
- 4 small pork chops or 2 large pork chops
- 1-1/2 cups water
- 1 Knorr chicken boullion cube
- 1 packet Sazon Goya with cilantro y achiote
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 small onion or 1/2 large onion
- 1/2 bell pepper, cut up (cut into about 8 pieces)
- 1 tablespoon Pace mild salsa
- Place ingredients into crock pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours or 1 hour on high.
One of the best pork chops I’ve ever had is when some friends in Wisconsin grilled them outside on their grill. They were the biggest chops I’d seen – and SO very good. Thick pork chops with that smoked flavor. YUM!
As much as I like grilled meat, I enjoy cooking in a slow cooker. In my early years of marriage, I used to cook more in the slow cooker. I don’t know why I stopped using it because now that I cook in it often again, I can’t imagine not utilizing it and not having to worry about it all day. Abuela discovered the convenience of preparing meals in a slow cooking appliance and loves it.
I think the hardest part about this type of cooking is for moms with babies and toddlers that demand their attention and time. You do have to prepare the food to put into the slow cooker. So far, there’s no robot food preparer that presses the buttons on food processors, cuts and chops vegetables, or adds desired seasonings. Such a kitchen appliance would be a priority in the kitchens of young mothers.
I have never used Sazon Goya. Where would I find it? Do I need to go to a specialty store? Also, what sort of flavor does it impart to the pork chops?
What do you serve with these? I really like to have a side of well seasoned beans with my pork chops, but my family has asked for a different sort of side dish. I was wondering what you would recommend.
You can find Sazon Goya in a Mexican supermarket. I’m not sure which aisle, but ask an employee if they carry that brand.
Thank you. I will look for it.