SLOW COOKER DIJON PORK CHOPS AND POTATOES – If there’s one thing we tend to think at the end of a long week, it’s “where did the time go??” Between driving around, running errands and making meals for everyone, along with all the other things that have a tendency to pop up at the last minute. It seems like there’s never a minute to spare, and we’d love to just have a chunk of time – that could be as small as 10 minutes! — where we can breathe and relax without having to think of the next thing to do. And this dish gives us that time and then some!
Our love for the slow cooker will never die (regardless of the competition it gets from our Instant Pot). We find ourselves turning to it time and again on nights when we want something hearty and delicious, without having to stand over a stove for more than five minutes. These slow cooker Dijon pork chops are a meat and potato dinner that everyone will love, but you, especially, will, because it frees up your time and allows you to take that break!
SLOW COOKER DIJON PORK CHOPS AND POTATOES
— 6 boneless pork loin chops (about 1-inch thick)
— 6 red potatoes, sliced
— 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
— 1 (10.75 oz (ca. 406 g).) can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
— 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
— 1/4 cup whole grain Dijon mustard
— 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
— 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
— 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
— 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
— Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
— 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
— 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
— 1/4 cup water
Whisk together condensed soup, chicken broth, mustard, garlic, thyme, basil, and oregano in a large bowl, and season with salt and pepper.
Fold in sliced potatoes and onions until fully coated, then set aside.
Optional: heat vegetable oil in a pan or skillet over high heat and brown pork chops on all sides.
Place potato-onion mixture in slow cooker, then place pork chops on top.
Cover slow cooker and cook on high for 3 hours, or on low for 5-6.
Optional: once pork chops are cooked, remove from slow cooker.
Whisk together water and flour until smooth, then pour into slow cooker. Stir until incorporated, then return pork chops to slow cooker, cover, and cook for another 15-20 minutes, or until thickened.
Transfer to serving plates and enjoy.