Slow Cooker: Pork Chops in Mustard Cream Sauce

pork chops in mustard sauce

Here’s another slow cooker recipe for your files.

It’s not hard to cook (since it’s being slow-cooked) but, if you’re not used to working with pork, you might have a learning curve.

I personally had no clue how the meat would turn out as there’s always a huge risk of over cooking.  While I have worked with a pork tenderloin in the oven, a pork chop in a slow cooker is a totally different beast.  Sure, I’ve handled cute little cubes of beef for the Slow Cooked Beef Tips recipe, and I’ve worked with slow cooked chicken for the White Bean Chicken Chili recipe. But, large raw slabs of pork were intimidating.

pork chops

Like I said, the recipe itself is quite easy. Just a simple saute of the onions is all that’s required before they’re placed in the slow cooker with the chops of pork.  Then, characteristic of most slow cooker recipes, all you need to do is turn on your cooker, let it work its magic, AND LEAVE.

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Your challenge is not to open the slow cooker while the meat is cooking.  Just leave it alone to cook on low for approximately 4 ½ hours.

When time was up, I hoisted my heavy slabs of meat out of the slow cooker, drowned them in the dijon creme marinade and placed them on a beautiful serving plate.

Everyone decided that the meat was ok and the sauce was divine.

So, while my dish didn’t turn out perfectly, I’m certain that with a couple minor tweaks the recipe will be a crowd-pleaser:

  • Make sure your cut of meat is approximately an inch thick- too thin and it’ll dry out very quickly.
  • I cooked the pork for 4 ½ hours on low but, I started the process too early. The meat finished cooking 2 hours before the meal was to be served and dried out while it was on simmer in the cooker.  Make sure you time your slow cooking so that it completes just a few minutes before serving.
  • While the recipe never calls for the meat to marinate in the sauce in the slow cooker, screw it. I would pour the sauce over top the chops when there’s approximately 15 minutes left on the timer. Let the meat baste in the liquid for the next 15 minutes.

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