Spicy Crock-Pot Pork Chops With V8 Juice and Cayenne Pepper

Pork Steak With Spices

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  • Total: 21 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 6 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings

It's not necessary to sear the pork chops ahead of time, which is partly what makes this dish perfect for a busy weeknight meal. However, if you have time, by all means, sear them in a small amount of olive oil. The secret in the sauce is spicy V-8 vegetable juice or a little cayenne, which gives these pork chops some heat. 

If you use regular V-8 juice or tomato juice, add about 1/4 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper.

Ingredients

  • 2 ribs celery, sliced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 6 to 8 boneless pork chops, about 3/4 to 1-inch thick
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut in strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut in strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper or seasoned pepper
  • 2 cups V-8 juice (spicy, or use regular V-8 or tomato juice with 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, blended with 2 tablespoons cold water

Steps to Make It

  1. Place the celery and chopped onion in crockpot.

  2. Trim the excess fat from pork chops; add to slow cooker.

  3. Sprinkle pepper strips around and between pork chops. Pour V-8 juice over all.

  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours.

  5. With a slotted spoon, transfer pork chops and vegetables to a platter; keep warm.

  6. Strain remaining juices into a measuring cup; skim off fat — measure 2 cups of liquid into a saucepan.

  7. Stir in the cornstarch and water mixture. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.

  8. Continue cooking for 2 minutes longer, stirring frequently.

  9. Serve pork chops with the vegetables and hot spicy sauce.

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