Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

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Feast your eyes on the most amazing comfort food of all time- smothered pork chops! I love to serve this with mashed potatoes- either on the side or on top of them. So good!

I am going to show you how to use a programmable slow cooker to create this meal, cooking all day long for the perfect pork chops. Check out our favorite slow cooker pork chops while you’re here. They are all easy and perfect for large families.

The other wonderful feature of using a slow cooker is, once it’s done, you can move it to the warm setting (it will automatically do this if you use a programmable one) so that dinner stays warm until you are ready to serve it to your family.

Let me show you how super easy this is to make.

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I made this last night for Grandpa Lopez’s 80th birthday. I asked him last week what he wanted for dinner. He said pork chops. When I asked him what kind of pork chops he did not reply.

So, smothered it is. And they were a hit!

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I actually ended up having two slow cookers going at the same time because I needed to double recipe since we were feeding a crowd. Man is it nice to have two slow cookers going at once cooking 16 pork chops total.

I likely could have cooked all 16 in one slow cooker, but I was in a time crunch and did not want to compromise cooking time. Remember, the fuller your slow cooker is, the longer it will take to cook something. And, the less full your slow cooker is, the more likely it is to dry out your meat or over cook it. These slow cooker tips are super helpful to take a look at before cooking your next slow cooker meal.

Ingredients: 

  • 8 pork chops (I did about 1/4 inch thick with bone in. You can so thicker or no bone. I feel the bone gives flavor. If you do thicker you will need to increase cook time.)
  • 1 pkg pork gravy mix 
  • 1 pkg onion soup mix
  • 2 cups of chicken broth (I use this broth base and water to make mine.)
  • 1 (10.5 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup fresh, diced mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (I use the jarred stuff. Or you can use about 1 tsp of garlic powder.)
  • black pepper (There is no need for salt with all of the sodium in the soups and mixes.)
  • in a separate bowl about 3 T water and 2 t corn starch whisked up

If you are more of a visual recipe learner, or love to see a mom in the kitchen with chaos and kids, you can watch how we made this recipe step by step.

Add the pork chops to the slow cooker base.

In a large mixing bowl mix together the broth, gravy packet, can of soup, soup mix packet, garlic and pepper. I like to use a whisk.

Pour this evenly over the pork chops in the slow cooker.

Add mushroom slices over the soup mixture.

Ensure everything is evenly coated.

Look at how amazing that is!

Then, I want you to pour in the corn starch and water mixture. This will help thicken up the sauce a bit so it is more gravy like, which we love for our mashed potatoes!

Cook on high heat for 5-6 hours. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. Adjust accordingly if you’re doubling the batch or using thick pork chops.

Move it to warm once it’s done, or until the rest of your sides are ready.

Plate it up and enjoy!

Like I said before, you can serve the pork chop right on top of the mashed potatoes. If you pork chops fall off the bone while cooking (and this can happen because they get so tender, which is good!) you can serve the browned bits of pork chops and gravy over a pile of potatoes like we did here.

I hope you enjoy this smothered pork chops recipe. It was a huge hit at our house. We served it with mashed potatoes (I seriously love instant mashed potatoes right now!) dinner rolls, salad and broccoli.

You can also choose to cook this in the oven in a cast iron skillet or in a 9×13 casserole dish. You could even cook it on the stove top in a skillet over medium high heat. If you do the stove top method, wait until it is done cooking to add the water and corn starch. Reduce the heat and add allowing  it to simmer until the gravy thickens.

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Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours 5 seconds
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes 5 seconds

Feast your eyes on the most amazing comfort food of all time- smothered pork chops! I love to serve this with mashed potatoes- either on the side or on top of them. So good!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add the pork chops to the slow cooker base.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mix together the broth, gravy packet, can of soup, soup mix packet, garlic and pepper. I like to use a whisk.
  3. Pour this evenly over the pork chops in the slow cooker.
  4. Add mushroom slices over the soup mixture.
  5. Ensure everything is evenly coated.
  6. Then, I want you to pour in the corn starch and water mixture. This will help thicken up the sauce a bit so it is more gravy like, which we love for our mashed potatoes!
  7. Cook on high heat for 5-6 hours. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. Adjust accordingly if you're doubling the batch or using thick pork chops.
  8. Move it to warm once it's done, or until the rest of your sides are ready.
  9. Plate it up and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 134mgSodium: 541mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 41g

12 Comments

  1. This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Mother of 3 says:

    That sounds really yummy. I am always looking for new ways to make pork chops. Pinned.

  3. We will love your Smothered Pork Chops, they look delicious! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  4. Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  5. Can you use frozen pork chops, if so do you need extra cooking time?

  6. I’m allergic to mushrooms so can I use cream of celery soup instead and maybe onions instead of mushrooms

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