These easy glazed Crock Pot Pork Chops are slow cooker in a mixture of apple juice, brown sugar, garlic, onions and seasonings and are fall apart tender! Great with mashed potatoes or egg noodles. Dump and go!
Here we are, friends — the second pork chop recipe on The Recipe Rebel!
The first? These Instant Pot Pork Chops with Bacon Apple Glaze. <— so, so good.
For some reason, I don’t think to make pork chops a lot.
I guess because they can become overcooked and dry so quickly, and I find myself sticking to easier to cook or juicier meats.
But I’ve found that from the Instant Pot and the slow cooker, we can get tender, juicy pork chops, with a ton of flavor with very little prep time.
Should you brown pork chops before adding to the crockpot?
When I was dreaming up this recipe, I was really torn on whether or not to sear the pork chops first, or just throw them in.
Searing the pork chops beforehand adds a ton of flavor and I find you get less fat in the glaze as it cooks.
But honestly? I have a toddler who knows when I’m ignoring her to cook dinner (whatever time of day) and throws a fit.
It kind of blows my mind because she is the sweetest, happiest kid most of the time (we all have our moments), but I try to get something done in the kitchen and it’s like she just can’t handle it.
Dinner prep time? Not a lot.
If you want, you can definitely throw your pork chops in the slow cooker without searing. I won’t judge! But I think for best results, searing crock pot pork chops is always a good idea. Even if you do it one-handed with a toddler on your hip! 😉
How to make Crock Pot Pork Chops:
- Sear the pork chops for 1-2 minutes on each side over high heat — you can skip this part, but it will give you the best results. Just don’t cook too long!
- Add the pork chops to the crockpot.
- Stir together the glaze, and pour over the pork chops.
- Slow cooker until fall apart tender!
- Serve with some mashed potatoes, rice or bread to soak up that tasty sauce!
Variations on these slow cooker pork chops:
Here are a few different ways to make these:
- Stir in some barbecue sauce to the sauce before serving for a sweet and smoky twist.
- Add in some browned bacon and onions if you’re planning to sear the pork chops before adding to the crockpot.
- Throw some cubed potatoes — gasp — right in the slow cooker with the pork chops! Keep in mind that potatoes can take some time to cook so you want to cut them down into cubes.
- Skip the apple juice and stir in some ranch dressing to the sauce before serving (I’m not a ranch dressing person, butI hear lots of people love this combo 😉 )
What to serve with these Crock Pot Pork Chops:
The great thing about these glazed pork chops is that they really go well with so many things! Simple buttered egg noodles or mashed potatoes, or even a side salad if you’re trying to get in extra veggies.
These are some of our favorite side dishes to serve with these Crock Pot Pork Chops:
- Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- Instant Pot Baked Potatoes Recipe
- No Cream Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
- Slow Cooker Honey Orange Glazed Carrots
Looking for more great pork recipes?
- Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Sauce
- Easy Slow Cooker Pork Loin Recipe
- 25+ Pork Tenderloin Recipes
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Glazed Crock Pot Pork Chops
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 6 thick cut boneless pork chops
- 1 small onion sliced
- 3/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- In a large pan, heat oil over medium-high heat and sear pork chops for 2-3 minutes on each side, just until lightly browned.
- Slice onion and lay in the bottom of a 2.5-4 quart crockpot.
- Combine apple juice, sugar, vinegar, corn starch, garlic, thyme, mustard, paprika, and pepper with a whisk until combined. Pour over pork chops.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours until tender. Use additional corn starch and water slurry to thicken glaze if desired and season with salt and pepper to taste.
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