Slow Cooked Ranch House Pork Chops

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I tried out a new recipe tonight . . . and it was terrible. Seriously, terrible.  I took the pictures, forced my family to eat it, and then realized there was just no way at all that I could tell you to make it. (It was awful!)

Thankfully though, Publix has their Pork Chops on sale and this recipe that I posted awhile back is probably one of my favorites ever (these are amazing!)  In fact, when I saw those chops on sale this week I determined to add it to our menu plan.  So, no new fancy recipe tonight . . . but one that’s definitely worth trying out if you missed it last year!

 

Here you go . . .

 

I’ve tried several recipes for pork chops in the crockpot, and not really been all that impressed.  (A crockpot is a wonderful thing, but a bad recipe in the crockpot always seems to turn out just horrible!)  So, I was a little skeptical about this recipe, but it turned out perfectly!  (In fact, my son called it a “five star meal” . . . yayyy!)  I literally found this recipe on Pinterest at noon, popped my pork chops in the microwave for a minute to defrost, threw them in Mrs. Potts with the rest of the ingredients while they were still half frozen (really!), and sure enough they were just delicious five hours later.

 

Ranch House Slow Cooked Pork Chops With Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes adapted from Picky Palate

 

Ingredients

  1. 6 pork chops, 1/2 inch thick On Sale $3.99/lb. at Publix & Kroger
  2. 1 packet dry Ranch Dressing Seasoning
  3. 10 oz. can cream of chicken soup we actually used two after reading a few comments over HERE, but I think one would probably have made plenty of gravy
  4. 4 lbs. potatoes, peeled Florida Red Potatoes on sale $3.99 at Publix
  5. 5 tbsp. butter or margarine
  6. 6 cloves roasted garlic
  7. 1 1/2 cup warm milk we used skim
  8. 1 tbsp. salt optional, to taste
  9. 1 tsp. fresh cracked pepper optional
Directions (for the pork chops)
  1. Place pork chops, ranch seasoning & soup in slow cooker and heat on high four hours or low six hours.  (Ours cooked on high for four hours, and were even a little frozen when they went in.)
Directions (for the potatoes)
  1. Roast garlic.  To roast the garlic, cover the entire garlic bulb including skin in aluminum foil and bake at 350 for one hour.  Then let cool, remove from skins and mix into a paste to add to your potatoes.  (Read more on how to do this over HERE.  I had never tried it before, but I’m thinkin’ it was the key to making fantastic mashed potatoes, and I’ll definitely try this again the next time we make potatoes!)
  2. While garlic is cooling, cook peeled potatoes in large pot of water for about 15-18 minutes, until ready to mash.  Mash potatoes, then add garlic, salt, and pepper.  Slowly add in milk until the potatoes are the consistency that you’d like them (mine only needed about 1 cup of the milk.)
  3. Add potatoes to plate, then cover with pork chops from slow cooker and use the sauce for your gravy. . . yummmm!
Serve with . . .
Fresh Green Beans, Yellow or Zucchini Squash, On Sale at Publix $1.49/lb.

 

Recipe adapted from  Picky PalateThanks to I Heart Publix for the coupon matchups, and visit $5 Dinner Mom for more bargain meal deals.  If you need a little more menu inspiration, check out the Recipe Index

 

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