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Savory pork chops slow cooked in a creamy onion sauce, but you won’t believe how easy they are!
Onion Cream Pork Chops: Great Taste Little Work
This is one of the easiest, yet tastiest crock pot meals you will ever prepare!
Another plus is that it cooks in a relatively short time in newer slow cookers.
This is one of those “dump-and-go” meals–there’s no extra work involved. Of course, if you want to brown the chops first and deglaze the pan with the wine, that would increase the already great taste. However, it’s not at all necessary.
My friend Cris featured this in her “Whatcha Crockin‘ ” roundup on Recipes That Crock. And if you’re looking for super crock pot recipes, hers is the site to visit first!
About Those Cream Soups
Unless you are lucky enough to be able to find a can of condensed cream of onion soup, you will probably have to prepare your own. I haven’t seen this variety for a long time.
I have a marvelous recipe for condensed cream of soup on this site. And since I started using that recipe, I will never buy a can again. They are easy to make and taste terrific too. I’d never consider reconstituting a can of cream of mushroom to eat as soup, but my own homemade condensed soup I’d reconstitute and eat in a heartbeat.
I made my own cream of onion and cream of mushroom for this recipe and I’m convinced it’s superior flavor came from the homemade soups.
Slow Cooking Fast?
While that might be considered an oxymoron, it’s true!
This is an old recipe from Taste of Home that I adapted. When this recipe first appeared, the crock pots cooked slower because the low setting was 200 degrees F. More modern slow cookers now cook at 300 degrees F for the slow setting.
As long as your pork chops are under one-inch thickness, they will likely be done in about 4 hours–yes, even on low. If you plan for half the usual cooking 8-hour cooking time, then your pork chops will not be overcooked and falling apart. But if you do cook it longer and that happens, it will still taste good!
Slow Cooker Onion Cream Pork Chops
- 4 large bone-in rib or center-cut pork chops
- 1 recipe cream of onion soup see NOTES
- 1 recipe condensed cream of mushroom soup-OR- 1 can 10.75 oz cream of mushroom soup, low-sodium preferred
- 3 tbsp ranch seasoning -OR- 1 envelope ranch dressing mix
- 1/3 cup dry white wine
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp salt optional
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- Sprinkle pork chops with salt (if using) and pepper. Place the chops in a 5-7 quart slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, mix the soups, milk, ranch seasoning and wine.
- Pour over chops.
- Cover and cook on low 3-4 hours.
*Adapted from Taste of Home
Is this the ‘OLD’ recipe’ for Crock Pots (which formerly cooked at 200 degrees?)….or is this for the newer Slow Cookers (which cooks at 300 degrees)? (Also, I love your homemade versions of the canned soups. I also found that some of my old favorite condensed soups have been discontinued throught the years…. too bad, and I miss them!
So, if we’re making these Pork Chops in an old Crock Pot (which many of us have), how long should we cook them (if our Crock Pot cooks at 200 degrees?)
Since my family and I love mushrooms…..I’ll add in some sliced “Baby Bella” mushrooms into the mixture, and it also needs some freshly grated garlic Al in all, these Pork Chops sound delicious. Enjoy!
Judith Hanneman says
You’ll never go wrong making your own condensed soups, Angela. They taste SOOOoooo much better than the canned and it’s pretty easy to make. I have no more old crock pots, but if you have an older baby, then I’d still check it in 4 hours, but I’d plan on 6 hrs. Even if the chops fall apart, it’ll still taste good. Let me know your results so I can edit the post and give folks a definitive answer.
I’ll definitely tell you know how these pork chops turned out in my mom’s old (200 deg.) Crock Pot from the 70s. I’ll check the chops after 4 hrs., but perhaps 5 hrs. will be sufficient time, we’ll see….. I’ll let you know, so that you can edit & post the results. This may take me a couple of weeks to do, since I’m presently dealing with my family’s Spring Break.
Judith Hanneman says
I really appreciate that Angela–and no problem about the time frame. I’ve edited posts from 2 years back to give additional info as it comes in!