It's been a while, I know. Am I the only one that feels like life totally started over after having a 3rd child? It's been super hard for me to get back to my routines. It's starting to get there, now that he's 4 months old :) But, I was going through my pictures and saw this yummy dish that I made for my family on Valentine's and thought I'd go ahead and share. It's seriously the yummiest pork chop I've ever had! A lot of prep to get into the crock pot and a few more after it'd done cooking, but well worth it if you want a dish to impress your man. I mean, seriously, what man wouldn't be want a pork chop smothered in bacon? I wouldn't recommend eating this every night, it's not the healthiest dish, but a few times a year isn't going to hurt a thing, it'll just make you feel amazing about yourself that you made such a perfectly tender smothered pork chop. I even pulled out a knife for cutting them and soon realized there was no need, a fork did just fine. They were that tender! I first had this when I went to visit my sister in GA over a year ago when she made it for me. YUM! It was so good. I finally decided to impress my man this year w/ it. And can I just say, it worked! I heard him telling his brother about it later :)
Looks amazing right?!
All the yummy goodness together, I should have thickened the gravy more, but that didn't keep it from tasting Delicious.
I wanted to serve w/ mashed potatoes, but I totally forgot to make them until dinner was almost done :( Almost ruined my night. Oh well, make sure you make mashed potatoes or rice to serve along w/ it, and don't forget rolls to help soak up the yummy gravy.
Smothered Pork Chops (Slow Cooker)
Note: I serve these smothered pork chops over rice or mashed potatoes. Also, if the gravy in the last step doesn't thicken well, mix another tablespoon of cornstarch to 2 tablespoons cold water and add it to the hot liquid (which you can see, I should have done). Let it come to a boil to ensure it thickens properly.
- 5 slices bacon, chopped
- 6 bone-in pork loin chops, about 3/4-inch thick (I just use whatever pork chops are on sale)
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 yellow onion, peeled, and sliced
- 1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold water
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
Recipe Source: adapted slightly from Mel's Kitchen Cafe