06 September 2012

Pin Busters! Teriyaki Pork Chops


This is a recipe that I saw on Pinterest as part of "1 Hour + 1 Mess = 5 Crock Pot Meals" post from the Saving You Dinero blog.


I wanted to try the recipe before adding it to my "meals to freeze" collection, so mine went directly into the crock pot rather than the freezer. I made a few small changes to the recipe, so my version is listed below:

Teriyaki Pork Chops 
(printable copy of my version)

4 pork chops, 1 - 1 1/2 inch thick
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 TBSP. brown sugar
1/4 c. soy sauce
1 Swanson Flavor Boost™ chicken broth packet
1/2 c. water

Directions:

1) Salt & pepper the pork chops to taste.
2) Mix garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, chicken broth packet, & water in crock pot.
3) Add pork to crock pot.
4) Cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-5 hours.

In the directions I've typed here, I decreased the cooking time a little. When I made mine, I didn't think to account for the fact that the food wasn't frozen and wouldn't need as much time to cook - so my chops were a little dry. If you have frozen yours, you will want to increase the cooking time to 4-5 hours on high or 6-7 hours on low.



The verdict: Pin-worthy! This was really good (even though mine was a little dry, LOL!), and a nice change from the usual ways I make pork. I'll definitely be making it again!

Tip: If you're going to freeze this, make it in a crock pot liner. (I write the cooking instructions on the bag before putting the food inside.) That way you can just take it out of the freezer and pop it in the crock pot! And you won't need to wash the crock pot when it's done!