Its Monday am and do you know what’s for dinner tonight? If not, here’s a quick and easy slow cooker recipe that my family loves! Best thing is if you have it in the crock pot by noon time today, dinner can still be ready by 6 pm tonight!
Why do we love this recipe? The flavors of the pork, tart apples, and zing of some worcestershire sauce makes for a delicious meal. We did it with boneless pork chops (thick cut) but you could do it with pork tenderloin or even a pork roast, depending on what is on special at your grocery store. There is just something about the combo of pork with apples that is so appealing, a favorite of a very famous Brady!
Slow Cooker Pork with Apples
2 lbs boneless pork chops, thick cut (can also use pork tenderloin or center cut pork roast)
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup milk (we used low fat)
6 to 8 oz mushrooms, roughly chopped
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 onions, cut into wedges
4 granny smith apples, peeled and cut into wedges
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp dried thyme
2 tbsp flour
egg noodles or brown rice, enough to serve alongside pork
Spray crock pot with cooking spray (it will make clean up easier!) and add pork. Season with salt and pepper. Melt butter in pan & add flour. Stir until smooth. Add milk, broth, and mushrooms & stir over heat until sauce thickens- about 3 to 5 minutes. Add sauce and all remaining ingredients to cooker & stir. Cook on low 6 to 7 hours, or high 4 to 5 hours. About 20 minutes before end of cooking time: start pasta or rice and add 2 tbsp of flour to cooker and gently stir until dissolved. Cover and heat on high for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, spoon pork over pasta or rice. Note: if you would rather not use pasta or rice, just serve it as a stew in bowls!
Makes about 6 to 7 hearty portions!