Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Other White Meat


Pork tenderloin is hard to screw up...but pork chops? They are pretty easy to mess up. They can get tough and overcooked so easily...but not if you cook them in a slow cooker!

Slow Cooker Pizza Pork Chops


6 pork loin chops, 1 inch thick (about 2 1/4 pounds)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2 cups tomato pasta sauce
4 cups cooked orzo pasta
1 cup (4 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese


Remove excess fat from pork. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pork, cook about 5 minutes, turning once until brown.

Place pork in 3 1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker. Sprinkle onion over pork. Add pasta sauce.

Cover. Cook on low heat setting for 4-6 hours. Place orzo on platter. Top with pork and sauce. Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition information: 510 calories per serving.

Source: Betty Crocker website. You can find it here.

Notes: This is just such a nice, easy dinner. It makes a great weeknight meal.

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha! This was the recipe that I was thinking of the other day that Emily liked so much. I should make it again. Very easy.