6 bone-in pork chops, about 3/4 inch thick
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 packet Italian dressing mix
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chicken broth
Season: Combine the brown sugar, Italian dressing mix, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Rub this mixture over the pork chops to coat thoroughly.
Sear: Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high and brown the pork chops on each side for 1-2 minutes, creating a flavorful crust.
Slow Cook: Transfer the pork chops to the slow cooker, pouring the chicken broth over them. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until tender.
Serve: Present these delectable pork chops with your chosen sides for a dinner that's sure to beckon everyone to the table.
Variations & Tips:
Adjust the brown sugar to suit your taste or substitute with honey for a different kind of sweetness.
For a cheesy twist, add parmesan in the last hour of cooking.
Accompany with cauliflower mash for a low-carb alternative.
Transform leftovers into mouthwatering fillings for sandwiches or tacos.
Short on time? Cook on high for 3-4 hours, though the low and slow method is recommended for optimal tenderness and flavor.
This dish is not just a meal; it's a warm embrace, a comfort that whispers "you're home" with every bite. So go ahead, let the slow cooker do its magic, and prepare yourself for a family dinner that's both effortless and unforgettable.