Easy and Saucy Crock Pot Pork Chops - Healthier Version!

Total Time
5hrs 10mins
10 mins
5 hrs

I originally saw this recipe in a magazine and tweaked it so it would be a bit healthier. We think it even tastes better this way. My kids request this recipe A LOT because it reminds them of bbq ribs. The recipe couldn't be easier. Enjoy!

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  • 4 pork loin chops with bone (I get fairly thick chops so they don't dry out in the crock pot)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (I like to use either canola or olive oil)
  • 2 cups no-sugar-added ketchup (low carb)
  • 12 cup packed splenda brown sugar substitute
  • 1 teaspoon hickory-flavored liquid smoke (don't omit this!)


  1. Sprinkle pork chops with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the pork chops in oil on both sides.
  3. In a bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and liquid smoke.
  4. Pour half of the sauce into the bottom of a slow cooker.
  5. Top with pork chops and remaining sauce.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 4-1/4 to 5 hours or until meat is tender.