Monday, February 13, 2017
Slow Cooker Pork Chops & Gravy
Slow Cooker Pork Chops & Gravy Serves 4 1 1/2 lbs center cut pork chops, trimmed of any excess fat 1 tbsp pepper 1/2 tbsp salt 1/2 tbsp chili powder 1/2 tbsp dried basil 1 tsp olive oil 1 tsp butter 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 cups chicken stock (or broth) 3/4 cup half & half cream 1 tbsp cornstarch 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper Fresh parsley, chopped Season trimmed pork chops with pepper, salt, chili powder & basil on both sides In a large skillet heat olive oil & butter over medium heat. Add in pork chops and brown on each side for 2-3 minutes. Place browned chops into slow cooker Add onion to skillet and cook until softened, scraping up the browned bits as onions cook. Stir in minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add cooked onions and garlic over chops in the slow cooker. Pour chicken stock into slow cooker Cook on low for 7-8 hours, or high for 3-4 hours. Remove chops to a platter Pour sauce into a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Stir in 1/2 cup half & half To remaining half & half mix in cornstarch until well combined. Pour slowly into saucepan, whisking constantly and bring mixture to a boil. Stir in salt & pepper and let boil for an additional couple of minutes until gravy is thickened. Pour over chops and top with chopped parsley.