If you’ve read much of my blog you know I believe in farm fresh and organic meats. Well at the end of last summer we brought that belief close to home and raised three of our own pigs. It was a really good experience for us, and the kids, and as a result we have a lot of pork in our freezer now!
In my quest to create new and fun ways to have pork I came up with this recipe for crock pot pork chops. It is simple to prepare and tasty to eat! My kind of “busy day” meal. The flavor is a mixture between Asian and barbecue, which might sound strange, but it is really good and versatile.
One great thing about this recipe is you can start with fresh or frozen pork chops, bone in or out, use whatever you have and it will turn out great. The one thing to be careful of is how long you cook the chops. They will be done at varying times, depending on the thickness. The only thing that really matters is that you use pork chops that are all the same thickness.
This recipe makes a great sauce so I would recommend pairing it with my Basic Quinoa or steamed rice to soak up the goodness. Enjoy!
Have leftovers you want to make a heal new meal with? Try my Quinoa and Pork Nachos!
Asian Fusion Pork Chops
- 6 pork chops
- 1/3 cup Tamari (or soy sauce)
- 2/3 cup honey
- 1 1/4 tsp. dry ginger
- 1/4 cup catsup
- 3 cloves of garlic minced or pressed
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1 onion sliced
- pinch of red pepper flakes
- 2 Tbs. corn starch
- sliced green onions
- toasted sesame seeds
Loosely adapted from AllRecipes
Place the pork chops in a thin layer at the bottom of your crock pot. In a separate bowl combine everything but the onion and corn starch.
Pour mixture over the chops and sprinkle with the sliced onion.
Place the lid on the crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours (depending on the thickness of your chops.)
About 2 hours before eating whisk in the corn starch to help thicken the sauce (you might have to pile the chops up to get this mixed in, just return chops to a thin layer once mixed.)
Once the chops are done sprinkle with sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds before serving, if desired.