Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bacon Topped Slow Cooker Pork Chops

This recipe is adapted from one I saw over at Mel's Kitchen Cafe. I am not a huge fan of thyme, I just don't really like the way it tastes. I only added a tiny pinch to this recipe, next time I am going to leave it out all together. Other than that we really enjoyed these pork chops, you didn't even need a knife to cut them, they were nice and fork tender. Nate loves anything topped with bacon :).

5 slices bacon, chopped
4 pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick (I only made 2 for the two of us)
Salt and Pepper
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 tsp. brown sugar
1/4 cup water
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups chicken broth
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 bay leaf

In a large skillet, fry the bacon until lightly crisp and drain on a paper towel lined plate. Once the bacon is cooled, store in the refrigerator until later. Keep about 2 Tbsp. of bacon grease in the pan. Salt and pepper both sides of the pork chops and sear them in the bacon grease until they are golden brown. Transfer them to the crock pot. In the same skillet add onions, brown sugar, and water. Cook until onions are tender, about 4-5 minutes, adding the minced garlic the last minute. Pour all of that into the crock pot, being sure to get all the bits off the bottom of skillet. Add chicken broth, soy sauce, and bay leaf to the crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Before serving, reheat the bacon and top the pork chops with the bacon.

1 comment:

  1. Yum! That looks awesome! Found you through Kelly's Korner, and I am always looking for new Crock Pot recipes!