Crock Pot Pork Chops With Onion Soup Mix

Crock pot pork chop with onion soup recipe

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 8 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Yield: 4 to 6 pork chops
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
243 Calories
3g Fat
43g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 584mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 18mg 89%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 1107mg 24%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The slow cooker is a great device to use in the kitchen because it's hands free and does the work of cooking while you do other things. You might be concerned that cooking meats like pork chops in a crock pot would result in dried-out meat, but this recipe gets a ton of moisture and flavor from the carrots and potatoes, along with a bit of water.

But the not-so-secret weapon here? It's the onion soup mix, which just proves that you can do more than make soup—or sour cream dip—with this prepared meal helper. And so, these easy crock pot pork chops are made with onion soup mix. The veggies make it a whole meal, too. Feel free to add other sides if you like, such as a green salad.

This tasty, uncomplicated recipe is a whole meal in one pot and a lifesaver on busy weeknights. Feel free to adjust amounts as needed to suit your family.

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Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 pork chops

  • 1 (1.4-ounce) envelope onion soup mix

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into halves or quarters

  • 4 to 6 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch slices

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for pork chop slow cooker
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  2. Place pork chops in the crock pot and sprinkle the soup mix around and between the chops.

    Place pork chops in crockpot
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  3. Add water, onion, potatoes, and carrots.

    Ingredients in crockpot
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  4. Cook on high setting 3 1/2 to 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours.

    Cook crock pot pork chops
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  5. Serve and enjoy.

Tips

  • We prefer to use red-skinned or Yukon Gold potatoes for this dish, as they provide a better texture when cooked in the slow cooker.
  • If you have pork stock or chicken stock, you may use that instead of water.

Variations

  • Feel free to vary the root vegetables you use in this dish. You can try sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes, or add turnips or parsnips instead of carrots.
  • If you have some fresh herbs in your fridge or your garden, this dish will benefit from a sprinkling of finely chopped parsley, rosemary, or thyme—or a combination thereof.

Can you overcook pork chops in the crock pot?

To keep your pork chops tender and juicy, do not cook any longer than 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low; otherwise, they can be overcooked.

How to Store and Freeze Crock Pot Pork Chops

Cooked pork chops will keep in the refrigerator for three to five days after cooking, as long as they are wrapped well. You can also wrap them (foil works well) and store them in a zip-close bag in the freezer for three or four months. Then, simply defrost in the refrigerator and reheat until completely hot.