3-Ingredient Crock Pot Pork Chops

Pork Chop
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 7 hrs
Total: 7 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
143 Calories
7g Fat
12g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 143
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 571mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 254mg 5%
*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.)

There are some days when a recipe that requires any sort of hands-on time seems like too much work. Enter the crockpot, an appliance that only requires you to dump ingredients and set the timer. When there are only a couple of ingredients to go into the slow cooker, there's no way it will feel too hard to make a homecooked dinner. Serve it alongside a bagged salad and crusty bread for a complete meal.

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 pork chops, thick-cut

  • 1 (10 3/4 ounces) can cream of mushroom soup, or celery, onion, or other condensed soup

  • 1/2 cup ketchup

Steps to Make It

  1. Spray the inner lining of the slow cooker with pan-release spray.

  2. Layer the pork chops in the crock pot. Combine the soup and ketchup and pour it over the pork chops.

  3. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for 4 to 5 hours.

Tips

  • Use the thickest pork chops you can find. Thin pork chops are better suited to quick pan-frying or sauteing and may dry out during the long cooking time of a Crock Pot.
  • Boost the flavor of the pork chops by browning the meat in olive oil or butter on the stove before adding it to the slow cooker.
  • Only fill the slow cooker one-half to two-thirds of the way full for optimum cooking. If you can't make the recipe without filling the slow cooker, it's time to upgrade to a larger appliance.
  • Sprinkle seasoned salt or a Cajun seasoning over the chops as you layer them in the slow cooker. Or sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper and a little garlic powder.

Recipe Variations

  • If you're willing to add a few extra ingredients, include minced garlic, sliced garlic, and mushrooms in the Crock Pot mixture.
  • Even with just two extra ingredients, there are a number of ways you can enjoy different flavors when making three ingredient pork chops. Put the pork in the slow cooker and add
  • Chicken broth and dry onion soup mix
  • Dry Ranch dressing mix and cream of chicken soup
  • Dry Ranch dressing mix and buffalo sauce
  • Barbecue sauce and pineapple chunks
  • Apple cider and brown sugar