Friday, December 15, 2006

Pork Chops in Spicy Tomato Sauce


12 Pork chops
4 Onions, sliced
1 can Diced tomatoes (800 mL)
1 can Crushed tomatoes (800 mL)
1 pkg Mushrooms, sliced
2 tbsp Garlic, minced
Chilli peppers
Salt and pepper


Mix all the vegetables together and sprinkle the desired amount of chilli peppers.

In a slowcooker, place an alternating layer of vegetable mix and pork chops. The top and bottom layer should be vegetables.

Cook for 6-8 hours.

Serve over rice.



My comments:

We absolutely love our slowcooker. I don't normally like pork chops because I always find them very dry and chewy, but this pork chops were superb! The slowcooker does an excellent job of keeping the meat moist and the meat was so tender you can almost eat the whole meal without using the knife!

My only complaint about this was that we didn't cut the fat off the pork chops before cooking them. So on the second day, I scooped up 1.5 cups of fat jellies; it was pretty gross. I think it's important to keep the fat on the meat when you are cooking it in the oven where the fat can help maintain the moisture in the meat. However, there are plenty of moisture in a slowcooker and it is not necessary to keep the fat. So next time, we will either buy lean pork chops or cut out as much fat as we can before cooking it in the slowcooker.

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