Slow Cooker Melt in Your Mouth Pork Chops (THM S)

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This is by far one of my family’s favorite meals!

If you were to make this for guests they would be sure to think that you had slaved over it for hours. All in all it does take a little work for being a slow cooker meal but don’t let that deter you. This meal will tell your taste buds that you just ate a meal fit for royalty! Trust me… it’s worth the prep!!

What you’ll need…

1. Pork Chops

(Any kind. I prefer boneless but it doesn’t matter. You could also use beef.)

2. One onion

3. Coconut oil or butter (to fry)

4. 1/2 Cup water

5. Seasonings

6. Glucomannan

Directions:

1. Put a couple Tbsp. Coconut oil (I use LouAna) in a frying pan. Heat to med/hi heat.

2. As it melts, season pork chops with your favorite seasoning of choice.

(If you’ve read my Blog at all, you know what mine is… Tony Cachere. Sometimes though, I like to go simple and just use a little pink salt and garlic powder.)

3. Now it’s time to brown your meat. This will seal in all the deliciousness. Fry until golden brown on both sides. You are not cooking the pork chops. You are simply browning them.

(Remove from pot as to not overcook)

4. Add the water to your slow cooker. You don’t really need much which is why I said only 1/2 cup.

5. Put your pork chops in.

6.ย Chop your onion into small/medium squares. Place on top of pork chops.

7. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 6 hours. (less if they’re thin pork chops)

8. When they’re cooked, remove and add 1-2 cups of hot water. Make sure your crock pot is on high. (This step can also be done on the stove. Just transfer the liquid from your crockpot to another pot) As it heats, taste, add more seasonings and sprinkle glucomannan. Continue to stir.ย This will thicken your liquid, making a delicious, good for you gravy! Watch and wait. Soon it will be done.

Serve over your pork chops and Cauli Rice if your a THMer.ย It’s so delicious!

19 comments… add one
  • Susie

    Hey, I’m making this right now in the crock… once the chops are out, water and gluccie added in, about how long will it take for the crock to thicken the liquid? Just wondering if I need to put my chops in the oven to keep warm or will it be short enough to be left on the counter.

    • KristyQuinn

      Hey Susie ๐Ÿ™‚

      If your Slow Cooker is hot enough the thickening step won’t take long at all. If you’re more comfortable, the first time you make this you could totally keep them warm in the oven. I take mine out, add the gluccie, stir for a little bit and then add the pork chops back in. I wouldn’t suggest the oven because I would be concerned that might dry the pork chops out but if you’re more comfortable with that it’s fine. One of the wonderful things about this meal is how tender and moist the pork is which is why I might avoid the oven. Enjoy!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Melissa

    How many pounds of pork chops would you suggest using?

    • KristyQuinn

      Um, it would all really depend on how many people you were feeding. This recipe is really easy to adjust. We have a larger than average family and we typically use 3-4 lbs. I have done as little as 2 lbs at a time as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Can I use frozen chops?

    • KristyQuinn

      I never have used frozen pork chops because I typically fry them. If you skip frying them in coconut oil then you could. You would just need to adjust the cooking time to longer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cindy

    Making these right now . . . I’ve got 4 chops in a 5-quart crock. The top ones (not in the water much) won’t dry out?

    • KristyQuinn

      I typically flip them after a couple hours ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Maureen May

    What can I use in place of glucomannan?

    • KristyQuinn

      To achieve similar results you could try using organic corn starch as a thickening agent if you’re not concerned about carbs. I have only made this with glucomannan. You could always experiment if you don’t have gluccie readily available.

    • Holly

      I use xanthum gum in place of the gluccie all the time for my THM recipes. Same ratio.

  • chrystal

    How much gluccie would you add?
    thanks

    • KristyQuinn

      1-2 tsp depending on your desired thickness. I would start with one and see how you like it.

  • Brandi Rockwood

    Would xanthan gum be a good replacement for the gluccie?

    • KristyQuinn

      Hi Brandi,
      I’m not sure but you could def try it. If you do I’d love to know how it works for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Christina

    This meal got the wink of approval from my husband, which is RARE! Thank you for posting this!

    • KristyQuinn

      lol That’s awesome! You’re very welcome!

  • Christie

    My husband declared these “The best pork chops you’ve ever made!” Thanks for a great recipe!

    • KristyQuinn

      I’m glad! You’re very welcome. They’re a hit with my whole family!

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