Thursday, November 13, 2008

Italian Pork Chops (In crock pot)

You are in luck Erika! We just made these for dinner and loved them.

Italian Pork Chops

4 to 6 (1 inch thick) lean pork chops

1 tablespoon oil

½ pound fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 medium onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

2 8-ounce cans tomato sauce

1 tablespoon lemon juice

¼ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon parsley flakes

½ teaspoon oregano

½ teaspoon basil

½ teaspoon black pepper

2 medium green peppers, cut into thin rings

Trim excess fat from pork chops. In a medium skillet, heat oil and brown chops on both sides. Drain pork chops on paper towels. Put mushrooms, onion and garlic on bottom of Crock-Pot. Arrange pork chops on top of vegetables.
In a bowl combine tomato sauce, sherry, lemon juice, salt and spices. Pour over chops. Cover; cook on low 7 to 9 hours (high: 4 to 5 hours). Before serving, turn to high and place green pepper rings on top of pork chops. Cover; cook 30 minutes. 4 to 6 servings.

You know, you can cook anything in the crock-pot that you would in the oven. I have a crock-pot recipe book and it gives this little conversion table:

Conventional Oven
Baking time

Slow Cooker
High Cooking time

Slow Cooker
Low Cooking time

15-30 mins

1.5-2 hours

4-6 hours

35-40 mins

3-4 hours

6-10 hours

50 mins-3 hours

4-6 hours

8-18 hours

I have done this with so many recipes-manicotti, chicken, etc. It works great!


Mandi said...

Those look good Kristin!

Brooke said...

Thanks for the conversion table, Kristen! I've been wanting to break out my crockpot all week.

Heather said...

I am totally going to try this!