Cuban Slow-Cooker Pork Chops

"This recipe is courtesy of my Mother-in-law. It's the easiest, most delicious crock pot recipe ever. Normally I shy away from canned ingredients, but the sofrito has so much flavor, it really doesn't need anything else. I serve the chops with a side of brown rice."
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Ready In:
6hrs 5mins




  • Layer the pork chops in a crock pot.
  • Combine sofrito, tomato sauce and water in a bowl. Pour over the chops.
  • Set the crock pot for 6 hours on the low setting.
  • Add the olives to the sauce before serving.

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  1. Oh wow - how easy and delicious is this recipe!! I have been making my own sofrito the last couple of years but by chance I had a jar of Goya Sofrito tomato base in my pantry (1st time ever using it). I also was intrigued with the green olives. All I can say, is this is my new go to crockpot meal! Loved the 'tomato gravy' over rice! Thanks for posting!! (FYI - I calculated this to be 7 Weight Watcher Smart Points)
  2. This was a great recipe. Used 4 thick bone-in chops. I seared the chops first before cooking. They came out so tender and flavorful. Served with yellow rice and green beans. I will be making this one again.
  3. This was very good and also very easy. The only issue we had with this was the tomato sauce. I think the next time I make this, I will only use 8 ounces of tomato sauce. I served it with yellow rice and black beans.
  4. I made this because I had the ingredients in my house. I used 8 thin bone-in chops. I only used 8 oz of tomato sauce because I felt it would be enough. I omitted the olives because of my kids. My kids ate it! It's a miracle! I enjoyed it as well and I also enjoyed that it took less than 2 minutes to prepare. It would probably be good with rice but the little gremlins wanted mashed potatoes and corn.
  5. Yummy! I seared my 4 chops first, used one 10 oz jar of the Goya sauce cause that was all I could find, and cut the the tomato sauce and H20 in half as well. It was great! I made yellow rice with black beans and copied your picture for my serving plate. We are now Cuban pork chop lovers. They were so tender! I have been searching for a way to cook chops so that they come out tender. This is it! Thanks!


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