This slow cooker pork chops and apples recipe is a delicious slow cooker pork recipe that is flavorful, easy to make, and an inexpensive meal the whole family will enjoy. Tender boneless pork chops, onions, apples, and seasonings in a creamy gravy make the perfect weeknight dinner.
If you love pork chops, I have a recipe that will tickle your fancy today. It’s simple, delicious, and makes a great family dinner on even the busiest days. That’s because it’s made in the slow cooker. I’m a big fan of two things – pork chops and using my crockpot. Pork chops tend to have a bit more flavor than chicken, in my opinion, but they’re still so much cheaper than beef. That makes them a winner in my book. Using the slow cooker has been one of my favorite ways to cook since I had kids. When you’re a parent, time is at a premium and using a slow cooker really helps maximize what little time you have. That’s why I love recipes like this one.
I’ve been making this pork chop recipe for quite a long time, but I just never got around to posting it here. There always seemed to be another shinier recipe to share with everyone, so this one kept getting pushed to the back burner. I realized, though, that simple recipes are really what most of us want and need, and this one is an especially great combination of flavor and ease.
Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Apples
This delicious pork chop recipe uses a slow cooker so you don’t have to do much work at all. On top of that, it’s absolutely delicious. Boneless pork chops, onions, apples, onion soup mix, and cream of mushroom soup are combined with delicious spices that give the recipe a spicy kick to create a dish that’s absolutely overflowing with flavor but not with work. In just a few minutes, you’ll have your pork chops cooking away in your slow cooker, ready to be enjoyed when dinner time rolls around. Now I ask you, does it get any better than that? No. The answer is no.
Why You’ll Love These Crock Pot Pork Chops
- It uses simple ingredients that are flavorful but inexpensive.
- It’s a super easy recipe to make.
- It’s incredibly flexible with your schedule. It can be made in as little as 4 hours or as long as 7, depending on when you need it.
- It’s a savory recipe with just a hint of sweetness from the apples that everyone will enjoy.
Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Apples Tips and Variations
This recipe is incredibly easy to make, but I do have a few tips to help make it the best that it can possibly be. I also have some great variations that I think you’ll love.
- Layer the ingredients exactly as described in the recipe so everything cooks to perfection.
- Boneless pork chops are best for this recipe. The marrow in bone-in chops can leech out while cooking and change the flavor of the dish.
- Always use non-stick spray or line your slow cooker so nothing sticks. The cream soup can leave a ring on your slow cooker that’s difficult to clean otherwise.
- Use your favorite sweet apples in this recipe.
- Use chicken in place of pork chops if you like.
- For a milder version, omit the red pepper flakes.
- Serve this over mashed potatoes or rice and your favorite vegetables.
What to Serve with These Slow Cooker Pork Chops
The great thing about chops is that they pair well with so many different flavors. Some great ideas include:
- Mashed potatoes
- Cubed potatoes
- Crusty bread
- Your favorite vegetables
- Baked potatoes
- Sweet potatoes
- Green beans
Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Apples FAQ
If you have questions about these slow cooker pork chops and apples, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about this recipe.
What apple goes well with pork?
Any apple goes well with pork. Although, I tend to prefer sweeter apples. Some of my favorite pairings include:
- Cosmic Crisp
- Granny Smith apples
How long should I cook pork chops in a slow cooker?
Pork chops can be cooked for 4 hours on high or 7 to 8 hours on low in a slow cooker.
What kind of pork chops are best in a slow cooker?
Any kind of pork chop will work well in a slow cooker. It just depends on what you’re making. For this recipe, I recommend a boneless pork chop. However, blade and sirloin chops are excellent choices because the slow cooking transforms them from tough to tender.
Why do people put applesauce on pork chops?
Because it’s delicious! People have been pairing pork chops with applesauce since ancient times. As far back as ancient Rome, there was a recipe that featured pork and apples. People in the USA have been eating pork chops and applesauce since the 1890s.
Should you brown pork chops before slow cooking them?
Browning pork chops before slow cooking them helps them to retain moisture and adds a bit of color and flavor, however, it’s not required. I didn’t brown the chops in my recipe, and it’s quite tasty!
How long will cooked pork chops last in the fridge?
They’ll keep for 3 to 4 days in an airtight container.
Can you freeze cooked pork chops?
You sure can. Place them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag for up to 3 months.
How to Store and Reheat Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Apples
Store your leftovers in an air-tight container for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. For longer storage, freeze them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag for up to 3 months.
To reheat the pork chops, place them in a pot and heat them over medium heat until heated through. You can also place them in the slow cooker for a couple of hours on high to heat up.
Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Apples Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this recipe. You’ll find everything you need easily at your local grocery store.
- Boneless pork chops
- Gala apples
- Cream of mushroom soup
- Lipton onion soup mix
- Garlic powder
- Black pepper
- Seasoned salt
- Red pepper flakes
- Vegetable broth
How to Make Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Apples
Making this recipe is just about the easiest thing you’ll do in your day. In just a few minutes, you’ll have everything cooking away in your slow cooker. After that, simply go about your day until it’s ready to eat!
Step 1: Prep
Spray your slow cooker vessel with non-stick spray or line it with a liner.
Step 2: Add the Ingredients
Add the diced onions and apple slices to the bottom of the slow cooker. Then, place the pork chops on top of them and sprinkle with seasoning. Next, spread the cream of mushroom soup over the top of the chops and sprinkle it with the onion soup mix. Finally, pour the vegetable broth over all of the ingredients.
Step 3: Cook
Cover your slow cooker and cook the chops on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 to 7 hours. Enjoy!
Try These Delicious Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Apples Today
This recipe is absolutely perfect for family dinners, even on a busy weeknight. these slow cooker pork chops and apples are so easy and delicious that you’ll find yourself making them again and again. With just a few minutes of prep and then simply going about your day until you’re ready to eat, this recipe fits perfectly into your life. Give it a try, and I know you and your family are going to love it.
More Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes to Try
Mississippi Pot Roast – An incredibly tender chuck roast made with gravy, pepperoncini’s, and served over mashed potatoes.
Beef Stew – A hearty and delicious stew recipe made with tender beef, lots of vegetables, and a delicious broth. It’s the ultimate comfort food.
White Chicken Soup – Loaded with tender chicken, white beans, salsa Verde, corn, and jalapenos and green chilies to kick the flavor up a notch.
And, try this Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice from Deliciously Seasoned that you will definitely enjoy.
Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Apples
- 3.5 pounds thin boneless pork chops
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 gala apples, sliced
- 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 packet Lipton onion soup mix
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ½ cup vegetable broth
- In a 6 or 8 quart crock pot, spray with non-stick cooking spray or use a liner.
- Add diced onions and sliced apple to the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Place pork chops on top and sprinkle with seasonings.
- Spread cream of mushroom soup over the top of the pork chops and sprinkle packet of onion soup mix on top of the soup.
- Pour vegetable broth over the top, cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low 6-7 hours.
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this looks great , can’t wait to try it. Just wondering what you do with the apples and onions when it’s done. do you use it to just add flavor to the meat and gravy.
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You can totally eat them if you’d like. We do. They do enhance the flavor but if you want to bypass the apples, that’s fine too. I hope you enjoy this recipe. :)