These simple but flavorful pork chops cook until tender in the slow cooker, ending up with a luscious sauce. Served over rice and a side salad, it’s the perfect comfort food for this Caribbean girl!
Lately, we’ve been keeping our meals extra simple and these Mexican Pork Chops fit the bill perfectly. But first, a confession: I’ve never cooked in a slow cooker before but with the help of this cookbook and the ease of using this Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker, it couldn’t have been simpler.
It was one of those days last week when I had a million errands to run: check the USPS, check the mail room (for Fedex and USP packages), deposit a check in the bank, pick up a winter coat I had dry cleaned, and stop by the grocery store for a few ingredients for a recipe. I knew I wouldn’t want to cook after running around town, so before heading out, I threw this pork chops and some Sabra Peach Mango Salsa in the slow cooker and crossed my fingers. I knew I’d have enough time to boil some rice to serve with this meal and make a quick salad to go on the side, but to know the main protein was taken care of, was a sigh of relief.
A few hours later as I step back inside our home, the smell is amazing. Sweet tomatoes with a kick of spice from the salsa and I know those pork chops are going to be crazy tender. I quickly threw all the mail and errands in the hallway and sat down to enjoy a warm meal with my husband. Simple, flavorful, and uncomplicated – just how I like my life to be.
About the Hamilton Beach Set & Forget 5 Quart Slow Cooker: three-heat settings allow for a variety of cooking options; five-quart capacity allows you to cook for a small group or just the two of you; the probe setting enables you to hit a desired meat temperature; removable, dishwasher safe stoneware and lid!
About “Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Recipes for Two” by Beth Hensperger: “Nearly 60 percent of American households today consist of only one or two people, yet most cookbooks don’t reflect this trend, with recipes designed for large families, yielding 6-8 servings. For individuals and small families who want to cook hearty, healthful meals but don’t want to deal with all the leftovers, Beth Hensperger has the solution. The James Beard Award–winning author follows up the best-selling Not Your Mother’s® Slow Cooker Cookbook with Not Your Mother’s® Slow Cooker Recipes for Two, a collection of 125 new recipes specially designed for the small slow cooker. As always, Hensperger’s innovative recipes call for fresh, healthful ingredients and continue to prove that the slow cooker can produce amazing meals. While the recipes yield the perfect amount for two or three people, there is no shortage of flavor with dishes such as Quick Hominy and Zucchini Chili, Moroccan-Spiced Tomato Chicken with Almonds, Lamb Stew with Lemon and Garlic, and Vegetable Polenta with Mascarpone Cheese…”
Mexican Pork Chops
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2, one-inch thick boneless pork chops
- 1 cup chunky tomato salsa fresh or jarred
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- On the stove top, sear the pork chops in the olive oil quickly.
- Place pork chops, salsa, citrus juices, and seasonings in the slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours, until meat is tender. Serve over rice for a twist on authentic Mexican food!
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