Pork Chop Crock pot Meal

I had a huge dinner success last weekend! My youngest has food allergies and is in feeding therapy for food aversions. (It’s a real blast!) And my oldest kiddo is a picky eater. S0 mealtimes where everyone eats the same thing are rare. I spent Sunday afternoon preparing soups for the freezer and decided to wing dinner in the crock pot while the soups tied up the stove. (Btw, do you call it a crock pot or slow cooker?)

In the end, we ended up with pork chops, potatoes, cooked apples, and a salad. On a whim, I snapped a few pics of the process thinking this MIGHT end up as my first recipe post on nelbell.com, but I forgot to take a picture of the finished product. Whatevs. I’m going to post what I have and will try to do better in the future. Scout’s honor.

First of all, this dressing rocks as a marinade:
anniesI bought this particular bottle at Natural Grocers, but I’ve seen Annie’s in the natural foods area at several local stores. I used it as a marinade for the pork chops and as dressing for the side salad.

 

 

 

Here we go:

1. Season your chops with your favorite seasoning. Go bold. I used Weber’s Steak ‘N Chop seasoning:

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2. I poured in a little apple juice. Maybe a 1/4 to 1/3 cup of juice. Then I poured a little dressing over the chops.

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3. Then I cut up a couple potatoes. (I opted for Russets since I know the boys don’t like sweet potatoes.) I tossed them in a little olive oil and seasoned them pretty liberally before popping those babies on top of the pork chops, put the lid on, and cooked on low for… I don’t know… a few hours.

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4. Here’s where the photos stop. But after a few hours, the potatoes were fork-tender. I removed them and put them in the fridge to be quickly reheated immediately before serving.

5. I  sliced four apples (into 1/4-inch thick rings) and placed on top of the pork chops and continued cooking until dinner time.

A side salad from the fridge rounded out the meal, and the boys were all happy. Isaiah even requested leftovers in his lunch the following day. THAT is huge, people.

One Comment Add yours

  1. This looks good. We’ve been trying to eat organic as much as possible. I post a lot of slow cooker recipes. If you’re interested, you can find me at insidekelskitchen.wordpress.com.

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