One of the things I love about my Monthly Freezer Meal Club is the introduction to a bunch of awesome new recipes. Something that makes these recipes awesome is 1) they are new, 2) they are freezable and 3) many of them are slow cooker recipes.
So, like, the Trifecta of Awesome.
A few months ago, my friend Kate prepped us each a freezer bag of Apple Pie Pork Chops. To be honest, the idea sounded gross (literally plopping apple pie filling on top of pork chops in the slow cooker). Surprisingly, it was very good. And the girls loved it (which, let's be honest, is rare). Although it was good, it needed…tweaking. It was a bit too sweet for my taste.
So I went to work remaking this recipe into something a little less sweet and a little more savory.
I hit the jackpot.
This recipe for Sweet and Savory Slow Cooker Apple Pork Chops is easy, freezable, and made in the slow cooker. Also? It's delicious. And perfect for Autumn. It is the perfect blend of sweet (thanks, apples and cinnamon!) and savory (thanks, thyme and onions!). I can't wait to add this to my regular Meal Rotation.
- 4-6 center cut boneless pork chops
- 1 onion, diced.
- 6 medium/large apples, peeled and diced
- 2 TBS sugar (or sugar substitute)
- 2 TBS flour (white or whole wheat)
- 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
- Dash of ground cloves (optional)
- 1 tsp of dried thyme
- 1 cup of water
Spray slow cooker insert with cooking spray. Arrange pork chops on bottom of slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine diced apples, diced onions, flour, sugar, cinnamon and thyme (and, if you use it, dash of cloves). Top pork chops with apple/onion mixture. Pour 1 cup of water over everything. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or until pork chops are cooked through and mixture is bubbling.
The left over pork tastes AWESOME shredded with some of the apple mixture on grilled pizza.
Now, INSPIRE ME.
Give me new ideas to add to my Back-to-School Meal Rotation! Comment below with your favorite recipes.