Lately I’ve been pretty obsessed with my crock pot. It’s just so easy and I have yet to make a bad recipe in it. Well, I was going to make a standard baked pork chops recipe I’ve made before, but on a whim I decided to try cooking them in the crock pot. I had no expectations for the recipe. But, oh man, I should have.
When I pulled these out of the crock pot and sat down to dinner I wondered if they were ready. I barely touched it with my fork and it just fell apart. In the most amazing way. These are so wonderfully tender and moist.
I’m not always a big fan of pork chops because a lot of the time they end up a bit on the dry side. Not a problem with these. With less than 10 minutes of prep you can make the best pork chops you’ve ever tasted.
So, how do you make them you ask?
In order to get the best chops, you have to cook for 7 or 8 hours. I tried making these with only 6 hours and they weren’t the same. The long slow cooking is what makes them so juicy. The smell may be so amazing that you are tempted to eat them early, but resist the temptation! You will be happy you did.
I love that this is such a versatile and allergen friendly recipe. They’re already paleo friendly and gluten free. If you replace the ghee with olive oil, they would be completely dairy free as well.
The apples and onions are a perfect compliment to the pork. They bring out the wonderful flavors and textures. Who needs peanut butter and jelly when you can have pork chops and apples?
I’m a believer that most of the best recipes are simple. And these fit the mark.
So go home and make these flavorful and juice pork chops and let me know how it turns out for you!