By Malriah on May 29, 2002
Photo by Delicious as it Looks
Photo by Delicious as it Looks
"These have to be, hands down, the BEST meal I have EVER made in a crock pot. I borrowed a friend's crock pot one weekend and made this for my honey. Low and behold, I got a crock pot for my next birthday along with a request for this recipe to be the first thing I made. I really wish I know where I got the recipe from because I would LOVE to give credit for it. I beg of you, do yourself a favor and try this. You will NOT regret it. Let me know what you think!!"
Serving Size: 1 (495 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"I am with reviewer Marcia Smith on this one. It was not bad but I don't think it deserves the highest rating on the site. I tried it and followed the recipe faithfully and was quite disappointed. I tasted as I thought it would ...sweet and somewhat ho-hum. The best that can be said for it is that it is easy and for those with weak teeth, the chops are tender. I would far rather marinate a boneless pork steak and grill it. I have given it one star and am not sure it deservs that. I prefer to give good reviews but this recipe has been so over-rated that I felt I should help to correct the balance."
"I gave this recipe 1 star because the pork chops were tender. The sauce was way to sweet. I would not make these again. I threw all the left-overs away. Sorry!"
"What did I miss? I made this recipe and was dissappointed in the results. I told my husband, someone hasn't had good porkchops. Yet, as I read the comments, I wonder what I missed. I used butterfly cut 1" center loin chops. Sorry--can't say we enjoyed these or that they are worth sharing. Too soupy on the veggies and broth."
"Well these were tasty enough, but I don't think I would make them again. The veggies never got soft, the onions were practically raw! And I chopped them small, too. Kind of disappointing after all the great reviews. I did follow the recipe word for word. I did save the leftover sauce for some other possible use, but I would have to cook down those crunchy veggies. Family will only eat crunchy veggies in salad, not in a sauce. Sorry, the flavor is there, but it needs some work."
"Made these according to recipe today. I rechecked the recipe after eating them to make sure I didn't forget something as I was expecting them to be really out of this world. I'm not a big stew person and this was very much like a sweet stew to me. The pork chops definitely got very tender and that was nice. They weren't really bad, but no one said they looked forward to having them again. Maybe being from South Texas, I just was missing some spice and heat."
"I'll have to hop on the bandwagon with this one!! This recipe is outstanding!! I doubled the recipe, as I used 8 boneless pork chops. Threw it all in the crockpot and went swimming for the day...came home to lots of yummy smells!! I only had a 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes on hand, so I used them, and I also cut the veggies into a bit bigger chunks. The pork just fell apart when you tried to take it out of the sauce. YUMMY!! We ate this over cooked egg noodles b/c my family's not wild about rice. Lots of yummy sauce to sop up with the noodles. Thank you for posting this...definitely a keeper:) ~Manda"
"Miss Kari from New Orleans and now in Denver: This recipe is OUTSTANDING!!!! I followed your recipe exactly and can't say enough about how much DH and I enjoyed it over rice. Just for the info, I used boneless loin chops, cut the veggies in rather sizeable chunks and used "Cajun Recipe" stewed tomatoes. Thanks to you and Mirjam Dorn's "Crockpot Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken" (#16531) I have 2 absolutely fantastic and beyond belief crock pot recipes. Hats off to you both!"
"Had company for dinner - hot, muggy day so crockpot it is! Well this recipe went over in a big way. The scent from it while cooking is heavenly and lets people know they are in for a treat. I served it with new tiny potatoes and the sauce over them was great Thanks Kari for an easy hot day, any day tasty meal UPDATE: When I made these chops I had some sauce left over which I froze. Well last night I just browned 2 skinless chicken breasts, poured this sauce over them simmered until cooked and served the breasts with the sauce poured over plain noodles - another great meal from the same great recipe"
"My crockpot went on the fritz this morning, as I was loading it with ingredients. Changed over to a covered roaster and slow cooked in the oven. Absolutely delicious. The smell while cooking was incredible. Will definitely make again."
"This was great, but I did make one change to the recipe. When I was putting it all together, I found that I was almost out of ketchup, but I had part of a bottle of Heinz Chili Sauce in the fridge. So I used it instead of the ketchup. I think that this sauce would work great with pork steaks, pork ribs or even beef ribs. Great recipe!"
"Made this tonite. MMMM!!! Cut the chops into cubes and served with spiral noodles. Very easy and VERY good. I think chicken would work well too, so will try it next time. Thanks!"
"G'day. Fantastic recipe. I substituted half a cup of Pepsi for the brown sugar. I always use a little Pepsi or Coke as a sugar substitute in casseroles, it gives a richer, fuller flavour. (If you've never tried cooking with Coke you don't know what you're missing.) Try a few drops of Tabasco for extra kick, and brown the meat and onions first. I've tried this recipe with kangaroo steak and crocodile as well as chicken, and it works perfectly every time."
"My husband and I enjoyed this dish, but next time I will eliminate the brown sugar. It was a little to sweet, and we prefer a more savory flavor. It was very simple and, like others mentioned, the smell all day long was great. Instead of cooking it on LOW for 5 1/2 hours, I cooked it on HIGH. The meat just fell off the bone! Thanks for a "keeper"."
"This is definitely a "make again" recipe. The aroma while cooking had us anxious to taste it and it was really worth the wait. The chops were tender and succulent and the sauce was sweetly zesty. We made it just as written. Served over mashed potatoes, it made a wonderful meal especially with fresh bread to sop up the sauce and nothing more than dill pickles and olives to accompany it. Even our 18-month old grandaughter liked it. We didn't brown the meat in advance and it came out perfectly. A really easy but delicious meal."
"Kari I already gave your recipe 5 stars (wish it could have been more) but I just had to say I made it again and almost popped. There wasn't too much left over but I put the pork in my electric chopper, then into a bowl and mixed in some of the sauce,salt & pepper, heated it in the microwave and made the best sandwich I've had in a long time. I think I'm going to take some of it and put it in won ton wrappers and make it as dumplings next. Can't wait to try it."
"Reminicient of Swiss Steak ala Pork. Enjoyed this recipe over home made egg noodles. A good basic sauce for beef, pork and chicken."
"As last I tried this recipe. It is a great combination of ingredients. A fantastic crockpot recipe!!!! I particularly liked the combination of the cider vinegar and the brown sugar. Although, I only used one scant tablespoon of brown sugar and this still gave the meal a delicious sweet and sour taste. I found that the vegetables were cooked to perfection and were soft and the meat just fell off the bone. I think that this is an economical meal as we had 3 adult serving, 3 containers of left overs for our lunches the next day and a small container of the sauce is in the freezer to pour over hot rice for maybe one or two people. We will definitely cooking this recipe again."
"Okay Kari-had to try the recipe that "dethroned" me from the number one spot! Followed your recipe exactly, except for the rice-I served it over pasta! Fantastic! Loved the tinge of sweetness the brown sugar gave off, and the chops were so tender and juicy. I usually make pork chops with a brown gravy but you've expanded my horizons! This would work equally well with chicken or beef, in my opinion!"
"This smelled great as it was cooking, but my meat-eating husband was not thrilled (though he finished his plate.) Leftovers just sat in the frig."
"This was fantastic. My husband is hard to cook for and he went back for thirds. I forgot the cornstarch and water at the end so all I did was mix the rice and sauce together Mmm, Mmm, Mmm. I will be making this again."