October 29, 2011

What we've been eating: Crock Pot Pork Chops

 First of all, let me tell you, I love my crock pot. I am all about one dish meals & the crock pot helps me not look at the clock at 6 and say, "What are we having for dinner?" or "Oops, I forgot to defrost any meat from the freezer"
 Second of all, I didn't really have a second of all, so I don't know why I said, "first of all." Hmm, maybe, second of all, I really like pork. That's it. And I really do. I eat it more than any other meat I do believe.

This is a recipe I pinned a while back ago on Pinterest from Real Mom Kitchen, and it gets a 5 out of 5 stars from me. Yumm-o. I made it a little differently than the recipe calls for. (I don't know that I ever follow a recipe exactly. Have you noticed that theme here?) :)

I used 4 pork chops (about 1/2 in. thick)
1 packet dry Ranch Dressing Seasoning
10oz can Cream of Chicken Soup

Just dump the pork chops, (mine were even frozen when I put them in...remember my comment above??) ranch seasoning, and the can of cream of chicken soup into the crock pot. I put my crock pot on low for 6 hours. She says you can also get the job done in 4 hours on high.

I'm not a huge fan of garlic, so I just made my mashed potatoes plain. Nothing special to it. I just cut them up, boiled them, drained, then added a little butter, and milk and mashed them until they were the consistency I like. There's no science to my potato making, I just throw stuff in until they look and taste right!
**(I would suggest not adding a lot of salt to your potatoes when making the recipe. The gravy is salty enough)
I added some peas to the mix because I take after my mother and can hardly serve a meal without a green vegetable in it. It just feels weird if I don't. The pork was SO tender and delicious. I didn't even need a knife, it just fell apart with the help of a fork.

Perfect for a day when I am working or have a lot going on. And we enjoyed it on a perfect fall evening outside on the patio. Perfect :)
I'll be linking some HERE!
Happy eating!


  1. This looks great! My problem with the crock-pot is that I'm often gone for 10 or 11 hours. I did a roast this week that was fine with the long cook time but a pork loin got a little overcooked. Your recipe would work for a day like today when I'm home.

    I'm visiting from Just a Girl's party.

  2. Paula, thanks for visiting! I agree, sometimes I'm gone for a lot longer. We need to get a crock pot with a time delay! :)

  3. I love easy crock pot dishes especially for when I am crafting or creating art. I will have to try this! Looks Yummy!

  4. They have crockpots that shut down to warm. It makes it nice, keeps things warm but not over done.

  5. I will definitely give this one a try! My teenage boys love pork chops and it's so hard to time dinner with sports and so on. Thanks for sharing ~ visiting from TT&J. :)

  6. Visiting from Kurtz Corner - I love my crock pot too! I am a new follower.

  7. Yummy.. This looks awesome.. Great Recipe.. I'm officially following your lovely blog with smiles.. So much inspiration here.. I'm Marilyn via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com and would LOVE for you to stop in sometime.. TY : ))

  8. Thank you! Karen and Marylin, I've loved visiting your blogs & am happy to return the follow!

  9. I think I know what I'm making for dinner now!

    I'm your newest follower :)

  10. Sounds delish.
    My tip if you are going to be out all day and the crock pot will be on for to long, is to use a timer plug - the type you would use to switch lamps on when you're away from home. You can set them to come on at whatever time you need.
    Love the blog btw

  11. Thanks for sharing last week! I'd love it if you would stop by again tomorrow for party #2.


  12. A timer plug! What a great idea, thanks!

  13. This is yummy. I hope you will come link up to The CSI Project on Thursday. The challenge is slow cooker recipes so this is perfect! Come by everyday this week for recipes and tutorials. You just might win the top prize or our giveaway this week.


  14. This looks great...our kids will pretty much eat anything on a bed of mashed potatoes. Thanks for sharing such a simple, yummy recipe.

  15. I have been making this for over 20 years and my mom made it for 20 before that. We like white rice and corn with it, especially all mixed together with the gravy. When my kids were little they would ask for pork chops, rice and corn for birthday dinners.


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