Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 hrs
An easy way to have a great meal and a great smelling house as it cooks while you are out. I have used half frozen chops in a pinch by just briefly defrosting in the microwave. The sauce is great if you make it the night before but is almost as good made the day of - just don't forget the smoke to give it a great BBQ flavour. You can also brown the chops the night before so you only have to spend 1 minute getting your chops ready to go in the crock pot the day that you are cooking. I like to serve these chops over rice with veggies on the side. I'm sure that this would work great with a pork roast or tenderloin, beef or chicken. Enjoy!
For the sauce
- 1 1⁄2 cups Heinz ketchup
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke, hickory flavour preferred
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika, smoked preferred
- 1⁄3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 garlic cloves, minced (1 tsp.)
- 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
For the chops
- 4 boneless pork loin chops, at least 1 inch thick
- 2 teaspoons seasoning salt (or to taste)
- 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground (or to taste)
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Mix the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate if made the night before.
- Heat oil over medium heat in frying pan.
- Season the chops with the seasoning salt and pepper and add to pan. Brown chops for 3 minutes on each side. Cover and refrigerate if made the night before.
- Add chops to crock pot. Cover with sauce and cook on low for 5 hours, 6-7 hours if mostly frozen. These times work great in my crock pot but your's may be hotter or cooler. That's why I like crock pots, it's hard to overcook!
Yum! I was looking for a recipe like this-it was perfect! It tastes like ribs and that is what I was hoping for. I used Emeril's Essence to season my chops in place of the seasoned salt. I added a finely minced shallot along with the garlic and added a few tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce. I used bone-in center cut pork loin chops because ribs have bones and I think it's tastier with the bone-in. I just bought some smoked paprika and was so happy to find a recipe to use it in! Thanks for a great recipe-my husband loved it too! I served it with mashed potatoes and broccoli. Something that is this easy shouldn't taste this good! P.S. I think the amount of brown sugar and liquid smoke is perfect!
made this, used walmart thick cut pork chops (no bone) - made the sauce the night before (I also added a 4-5 second squirt of honey (not sure it matters to do night before) - probably didn't need as much pepper in the sauce itself .... after 5hrs on low, in the 5 qt. crock pot - it was 210 maybe more.. and break apart tender... i also used emeril Essence instead of seasoning salt (as I think seasoning salt is quite 'salty'... browned them for ~5 minutes on each side .... no water needed in the crock, never opened the lid once... after 5 hours exactly - i put on the Broiler of the Oven, 2nd rack and let it warm up for 3-4 minutes, cracked open the door -then put them in there on top of the broiler pan.. and after about 5 minutes the sauce started to get a bit of a crust and turn black in spots... probably could have gone longer if you like a real black crust (and I'm positive it would NOT dry the pork chops out if you tried this.. two picky kids loved it, and gobbled it up like it was the best thing they've ever had...
key was to broil at the end to get the crust and thicken up the sauce (even though it was a lot more thick sauce then a lot of stuff from the crock pot...) - have found a new way to make all sorts of meat in the crock pot... don't skip the broil addition... also think you could use your favority bbq sauce and get similar results..
I was very happy to come home from work and find part of my meal done. The pork chops turned out very tender! I had a lot of sauce, so I may reduce that next time. This is a very good tasting and easy recipe. Thanks for sharing! Made for Market tag game.