Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cranberry Pork Chops (Crockpot!)

Okay, so there is an official love fest occurring between my crockpot and pork chops right now. I have always been a huge fan of anything crockpot (read: simplicity) and these homegrown smoked pork chops have taken my taste buds to a whole new level. So first Pesto-Rice Stuffed, then Oranged and Acorn Squashed, and now Cranberry! I can't decide which one is my favorite... you'll just have to try them out and see! This one would have to get the prize for easiest/fastest to prepare.

Cranberry Pork Chops

6 bone-in pork loin chops (I used 4)
1 can (16 oz.) jellied cranberry sauce
1/2 c. cranberry or apple juice (I used apple)
1/4 c. sugar
2 Tblsp. spicy brown mustard
2 Tblsp. cornstarch
1/4 c. cold water
1/2 tsp. salt
Dash pepper

Place pork chops in crockpot. Combine cranberry sauce, juice, sugar and mustard until smooth; pour over chops. Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours or until meat is tender. Remove chops; keep warm.
In a saucepan, combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir in cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minute or until thickened. Stir in salt and pepper. Serve over chops. **I didn't thicken the sauce- just served the pork chops once they were done cooking. The sauce was pretty good sopped up with some fresh sourdough bread.**

2 comments:

The Dunns said...

Dude- I think mom is making this for us when she comes over today! Yummy. I am spoiled.

Michelle said...

Hi Jenae

It's Michelle Halverson from church. I stumbled across your blog this week and have enjoyed reading through it. Hope that's okay and you don't find it somewhat "stalker-ish" since we don't know each other all that well! :)

Eileigh is so cute! Thanks for sharing this recipe too. I haven't done much w/ pork in the crockpot and I'm wondering if you think I could substitute pork loin for pork chops. It's what I have on hand and thought you might have some input.

Please let me know when you have a chance! Thanks!