Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Slow-Cooker BBQ Pork Chops

I sure do love a good pork chop dinner.  It is good, healthy and cheap.  My favorite combination.  And so far in my kitchen experience, I have found that they are the best when prepared like this.  Pan searing them first adds so much more flavor and some much needed oil.  Then by finishing them off in the slow-cooker, you are basically guaranteeing that they will be "fall off the bone" tender.  I have never had a tough or dry pork chop prepared in this way. 

4-6 bone-in center-cut pork chops
2 T. of extra virgin olive oil
McCormick's Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning
2 cups of BBQ sauce (I used Kraft Original)

-Generously sprinkle both sides of pork chops with the steak seasoning.  In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, sear both side of the pork chops in the e.v.o. (you want a nice dark brown crusting).  Transfer the pork chops to the slow-cooker, which should be set on Low (Low and Slow is the best method for crockery cooking).  Pour BBQ sauce into your saucepan and bring sauce to a boil (this will pick up all of the flavoring left in the pan from the chops).  Add into the slow-cooker, making sure to kind of lift the chops so the sauce gets underneath them as well.  Cover and cook on Low for 8-10 hours (as always, the longer the better).  Serves 4-6.  Enjoy!

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