Crockpot pork chops with apples is amazing! You’ve got to try this easy slow cooker pork recipe packed with flavor and a healthy recipe all on it’s own. If you love our baked pork chops in the oven this is great during the summertime.
Are you in love with easy crockpot meals like I am?!! Well here is a great one for crockpot pork chops. It is a hearty meal that turns out super tender on it’s own because it slow cooks all day by itself! Here’s one of our favorite crockpot recipes. (originally published 1/17, affiliate links present)
Easy Crock Pot Pork Chops
With the added fruit it brings a bit of sweetness to the dish which tastes fabulous and the kids love too. It’s all about throwing it in and it being ready when you’re home. Pork chops are a pretty inexpensive meat and really really flavorful.
If you want more of a smothered meal like your grandmother used to make, our slow cooker pork chops and gravy would be it. This one is a bit lighter without the thick sauce but both are amazing.
Let’s talk a little bit about slow cooking shall we?? First off I have a few different varieties and I love them all. Each one has an occasion to be used like….
- This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
- If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
- I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.
Let me give you a peek of my pretty thang I bought recently. It goes with my kitchen so I can just leave it out on the countertop all the time. 😉
Slow Cooker Pork Chops
If you don’t use your crockpot regularly and are busy like we are I highly recommend you start using it. You can make the ultimate comfort foods with little to no prep time from you.
These slow cooker pork chops come out fork tender every time. Whip up some mashed potatoes and dinner is done. You can even use the drippings, whisk in gravy mix in a small bowl, bubble over medum heat, and top both of them.
I love this 8 or 6 qt. crockpot because it’s just enough for the 5 of us with a bit of leftovers from time to time.
Unlike other slow cooker recipes there is just 1 added step to these crockpot pork chops. You need to brown them over medium heat in a skillet first.
- Just 5 minutes or so and they will be done. Then you throw them in with everything else to “simmer”.
Add a touch of olive oil, salt and pepper while they’re getting browned to bring out some more flavor.
- Layer your apples in the bottom and put your browned pork chops in the slow cooker on top of those. Then your cooked onions, the rest of your ingredients. Cook for 4-5 hrs. cooking time on low or until they are cooked thru to the center.
Slow Cooker pork chops with apples
- 6-7 bone in pork chops
- timing would be for 3/4″-1″ pieces
- Apples – your choice, I prefer Fuji or red
- Chicken broth or just cold water for liquid
- Spices such as garlic powder salt and pepper to season meat is a necessity
Some like to whisk together broth and a can of cream of chicken soup to make the sauce thicker. For a lighter version you would skip this ingredient.
How to Cook Pork Chops in Slow Cooker
- Pressure cooker applesauce is a great side dish for this
- Slow cooker apple butter is great on top of these pork chops as well
- Our amazing pork tenderloin slow cooker recipe is amazing too.
We buy half of a pig and cow at the beginning of every single year. It is a great way to save money, save trips to the store and get really great cuts that are organic. Needless to say all year long I work with all the pieces to find the best ways to cook them and the best sauces to make each one amazing.
I will say that when it comes to cooking pork I love a good sauce, or pork chop dry rub. I mean they do have a great taste but it is a bit bland unless you add all the things to the outside. You can imagine how wonderful the one below is because of the balsamic vinegar and bit of sweetntess.
Pork Chops in Crock Pot
With all of the sweet and salty ingredients that have been cooked in, this is a really tasty meal. Try it and let us know what you think!
Time needed: 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Crockpot Pork Chops
In a large bowl season pork chops with 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of sage and ½ teaspoon of black pepper.
Add two tablespoons of oil to a pan. Once oil is hot, add pork chops to the pan. Brown for 3-4 minutes per side.
Layer the slices of two apples to the bottom of the crock pot.
Once pork chops are browned, layer pork chops over apples.
With the rest of juice from the pork chops and one tablespoon of additional oil, add in the onions and cook until softened, about 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Layer cooked onions on meat in your pot. Add rest of ingredients, cover and cook on low for 4-5 hrs.
How to save leftover pork chops – Ok so first off you want to save as much sauce or liquid as you can. This will keep them moist and wonderful. Wait until they cool off and are at room temperature. Then transfer them into a freezer bag with as much sauce as possible. If you have bone in pork chops I’d cut the bone out first.
Then suck or push all of the air out and seal it tight. Keep it in your fridge overnight and reheat within 2 days. When you’re ready leave on the counter for 30 minutes. Transfer into a microwave safe dish with the sauce. Warm for 45 seconds, turn meat over and heat again this way until it is as hot as you’d like it to be.
Fall Apart Slow Cooker Pork Chops
If you realize you’ve forgotten to defrost your meat you have choices! You can follow our Instant Pot frozen pork chops recipe, or for more of a shredded version try frozen pork butt Instant Pot. Don’t feel guilty if this is the case because I have been there often, like a lot.
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Crockpot Pork Chops
- In a large bowl season pork chops with 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of sage and ½ teaspoon of black pepper.
- Add two tablespoons of oil to a pan. Once oil is hot, add pork chops (3-4 at a time) to pan.
- Brown pork chops, 3-4 minutes per side, flipping only once. Meanwhile, layer the slices of two apples to the bottom of the crock pot.
- Once pork chops are browned, layer pork chops over apples.
- With the rest of juice from the pork chops and one tablespoon of additional oil, add in the onions and cook until softened, about 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Layer cooked onions over the pork chops in your crock pot. Add rest of ingredients, cover and cook on low for 4-5 hrs.