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If you’re looking for a delicious dinner idea you will love these 3 Ingredient Crock Pot Pork Chops. The creamy and zesty flavor is sure to be a hit on the dinner table tonight!
Why You’ll Love These 3 Ingredient Crock Pot Pork Chops
I love Crock Pot recipes because they make dinner time easier. These pork chops are great for tossing into the slow cooker early in the day and not having to worry about what’s for dinner later on and the flavor is just perfect with only a few simple ingredients. With just a few ingredients, you can create a flavorful and tender pork dish that your whole family will love.
- Pork chops– You can use boneless chops or bone-in chops for this recipe. Either one works. I used boneless for today’s recipe, but I have used bone-in chops. I think the bone-in chops lend a little more flavor, but either will do.
- Ranch seasoning – This is the dry packet seasoning, not the dressing.
- Gravy mix – Any brown gravy packet will do. I used a pork gravy packet, but
- Optional: Mushrooms
- Optional: Sliced onions
- Water or chicken broth
- Salt and pepper, to taste
****EAZYTIP: Ingredients like salt, pepper, garlic powder, and oil don’t count towards the ingredient list because most people have these basic items in the pantry.
Let’s Make This Pork Chop and Gravy Recipe!
The directions are super easy, and you’ll see at the bottom of this page, a printable recipe card for your convenience!
1. Season the pork chops and if you’re adding the onions, place them at the bottom of the slow cooker.
2. Place the pork chops on top of the onions if using them.
3. Season with the ranch and gravy mix.
4. Add the mushrooms now if you’re using them as well. This is an optional step and not necessary for the dish to be delicious. I happen to love mushrooms, so I like to add them.
5. Pour the water or chicken broth over the pork chops.
6. Cook. Once done, you can serve them as-is, but if you want to thicken the gravy more than what it is, do so now. (directions in the recipe card).
Serve the pork chops with rice or mashed potatoes, and top with the mushroom gravy.
Eazy Tips and Recipe Variations
Add dried herbs such as rosemary, thyme, or oregano to the pork chops before cooking. You can also use a premixed blend of herbs such as Italian seasoning to take the flavor up a notch.
Add some heat to your pork chops by using a spicy rub or adding chili powder or red pepper flakes.
Instead of using chicken broth, try using beef broth, vegetable broth, or even red wine to add a new depth of flavor.
Consider adding a can of rinsed beans in the last hour or so of cooking to add more fiber and bulk to the dinner. Adding some green veggies such as broccoli right to the crock pot would add more bulk and nutrition to the chicken – but again, wait until the last hour or so to add it so it doesn’t become overcooked and mushy.
Serving This Three Ingredient Pork Chop Recipe
Mashed potatoes are my usual go-to side dish but these Crispy Smashed Potatoes would be delicious and add some texture to the meal. If you are not interested in the carbs from mashed potatoes try a twist with some mashed turnips or cauliflower.
Roasted vegetables like these Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Asparagus are easy to make in your oven while these pork chops cook away in the crock pot for an easy side anyone can make.
Serve this with a fresh salad for a healthy side dish or even slice the pork chops up and serve right on top of the salad using the broth for a lovely dressing.
Lastly, these Cheesy Garlic Knots come together in a snap and are perfect for soaking up all that delicious gravy!
Storing this slow cooker chicken dish in the refrigerator is perfect for up to 4 days.
Also, it freezes well for up to 3 months. I like to freeze in individual portions with your choice of sides in meal prep containers for an easy dinner or packed lunch option.
Questions You Might Have
You absolutely can! One thing to keep in mind is that sometimes bone in chops require more time to cook thoroughly because the bone will keep the internal temperature of the chop lower for longer.
Using a cooking thermometer is the best way to ensure they’re fully cooked. You’ll want to cook them to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re using bone-in pork chops, the temperature will still be the same, it just might take a little longer for the temperature to get there. Make sure you take the temperature close to the bone, and not actually touching the bone. Touching the bone with the thermometer will give you a false reading.
- 4 Pork chops, approximately 1/3 - 3/4 inch thick.
- 1 packet of ranch seasoning, dry
- 1 packet of pork gravy mix, dry
- 2 cups water or chicken broth
- as desired, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Optional Ingredients used today: 1 can mushrooms (10 oz), drained.
- Season the chops with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
- If you're wanting to use sliced onions, add them to the bottom of the crock pot now.
- Rest the chops on top of the onions.
- Sprinkle the chops with the ranch and the gravy packets.
- If adding mushrooms, drain the can and add them to the pork chops.
- Add the water (or broth) to the crock pot.
- Cover and cook for 5-6 hours on high, or 7 hours on low. (see notes below)
- After cooking, serve on mashed potatoes. (see below).
Depending on the thickness of the pork chops you're using, will depend on the cooking time. The best way to gauge when the chops are done is by taking the internal temperature. They are done when a reading is 145 degrees Fahrenheit at the thickest part of the chop. Typically, cooking on low will take around 7 hours and about 5 1/2 on high. Again, using an instant-read thermometer is the best way to gauge doneness.
Serving ideas could be mashed potatoes, but another nice consideration is fried potatoes as they would add some nice crispy texture to the dish as well.
If you find the gravy isn't as thick as you'd like, remove the chops and tent them with foil to keep them warm. Remove the gravy from the crock pot and place it into a medium-sized pot on the stove. Combine 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water and mix it into the gravy. Cook over medium heat until the gravy thickens to your liking.
Serving Size1 chop
Amount Per Serving Calories 435Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 152mgSodium 1401mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 49g
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands used, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.