Creamy, full-flavor paleo slow cooker pork chops. Let the pork simmer in your slow cooker all day for a healthy, delicious, comforting meal served with a side of potatoes and veggies. One of the best pork chops recipes for an effortless healthy pork dinner!
Many years ago, my grandma (who is now 92!) made us some slow cooker pork chops that almost immediately became a family favorite. You know those recipes that are easy, delicious and no-fail? This is one of those. The pork chops were coated in a flour, salt, garlic and dry mustard mixture, then browned in oil in a skillet. Then they were transferred to a slow cooker and I’d pour two cans of cream of chicken soup on top. Set the slow cooker and we’d come home to a mouth-watering meal.
It was our standard “company meal”. Do you have one of those? The meal that you fix whenever company comes over. We’d have mashed potatoes, rolls, green beans...and be completely stuffed to our ears when we were done with the dinner.
Depending on what part of the hog they’re cut from and how they’re prepared, pork chops can be very healthy. It’s usually the cooking method that makes them unhealthy.
When we started eating paleo for most of our meals, this was one recipe that I knew I needed to adapt and make paleo-friendly. I exchanged the white flour for coconut flour and added some tapioca starch as a binding agent, but otherwise browned the pork chops exactly the same way as I had before.
I like to make sure the oil is very hot in the pan before placing the pork chops in. This helps the breading stay on the pork chops. Because coconut flour doesn’t bind together as well as all-purpose flour, you’ll want to handle these pork chops the least amount possible so the breading stays right where it should be. Brown the pork chops on the first side, flip them once to brown them on the other side, then carefully place them into the slow cooker.
The creamy gravy is central to this paleo slow cooker pork chops recipe. Here’s how to make it:
Sprinkle this mixture over the pork chops.
About 30-45 minutes before you eat, you’ll take the coconut cream out of the fridge, mix it with 2 tablespoons of tapioca starch and add it in spoonfuls to the top of the pork chops. Cover the slow cooker once again and in less than an hour that cream will have “melted” all over the tender pork chops, making a light gravy that is also delicious served over roasted potatoes.
And there you have it.
Paleo Slow Cooker Pork Chops – One of our family’s best-loved comfort foods made grain free and gluten-free, with simple, healthy ingredients.
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