Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops are delicious and juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside flavored with sugar, garlic, salt, and pepper!

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Chops are the perfect family Dinner. You can prep Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops in the morning or afternoon and have the perfect meal ready at the end of the day. Make easy sides to go with it like Brown Rice or Mashed Potatoes to complete the entire dish.

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork in crock pot

SLOW COOKER BROWN SUGAR GARLIC PORK CHOPS

Brown sugar and garlic are one of the most delicious combos for savory dinners. The sweet brown sugar perfectly balances out the slight spice of the garlic. We’ve made Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken and Baked Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops. Now, you can get the delicious flavor duo in this crock pot pork version, that works great for meal prep. 

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Chops turn out with juicy, flavorful pork every time. The slow cooker pork cooks low and slow with all the other ingredients so it absorbs the other rich flavors around it. After cooking on low heat for 6 hours you’ll have tender pork with a crispy exterior and tons of succulent flavor. 

Brown Sugar Pork Chops are also a wonderfully versatile recipe. You can serve them for an easy weeknight meal or pair them with more rich side dishes for a celebratory dinner. They’ll go great with Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Dinner Rolls, or Green Bean Casserole if you serve them for a big get-together or holiday.

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TIPS FOR MAKING SLOW COOKER BROWN SUGAR GARLIC PORK CHOPS

  • Prep time: To get the pork chops ready for the slow cooker add some vegetable oil to a pan and put it over medium heat. Add the pork chops and season them with salt and pepper. Brown the pork chops on both sides for about 2-3 minutes. Searing the pork chops in advance will make sure they get properly cooked through and give them a nice crispy outside.
  • Cooking time: Place the pork chops in the slow cooker and rub the garlic and brown sugar over the top of the pork. Cook on low heat for 6 hours. You can decrease the cook times by increasing the heat of the slow cooker. However, the pork will turn out the most succulent and flavorful cooked low and slow.

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork in crock pot before cooking

VARIATIONS ON SLOW COOKER BROWN SUGAR GARLIC PORK CHOPS

  • Soy Pork Chops: To make Soy Pork Chops use low sodium soy sauce. Combine brown sugar, garlic, red pepper flakes, and ½ cup low sodium soy sauce to cook the pork chops in.
  • Boneless pork chops: If you want to use boneless pork chops instead of bone-in in the recipe, you’ll need to cook the Brown Sugar Pork Chops for less time because boneless meat will cook slightly faster.
  • Honey Garlic Pork Chops: To make Honey Garlic Pork Chops instead of Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops, just replace the brown sugar with honey.
  • Flavorings: For some extra flavorings try mixing in ingredients like chili paste, parsley sprigs, Cajun seasoning, parsley, or rosemary.

SIDE DISHES TO SERVE WITH SLOW COOKER BROWN SUGAR GARLIC PORK CHOPS

HOW TO STORE SLOW COOKER BROWN SUGAR GARLIC PORK CHOPS

  • Serve: Don’t leave Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Chops at room temperature for more than 2 hours. If you’re serving the pork for a potluck and it’ll be out for a while, leave them in the crockpot on low heat.
  • Store: Seal the cooled pork chops in an airtight container to store in the fridge. The pork will keep well for 3-4 days.
  • Freeze: You can also freeze Garlic Pork Chops for up to 6 months. Make sure they’re sealed tightly, and let them thaw before reheating them.

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork in crock pot

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Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops are delicious and juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside flavored with sugar, garlic, salt, and pepper!
Yield 6 Servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 6 bone-in pork chops , 1 ½ inches thick
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Instructions

  • Add the vegetable oil to a large skillet on medium-high heat, season the pork with salt and pepper, and brown the pork chops on both sides for 2-3 minutes until they are browned well.
  • Add them to the slow cooker, rub the garlic and the brown sugar onto the tops of them and cook on low heat for 6 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 486mg | Potassium: 618mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Hello! Could I put these straight in the crockpot without searing? I’m looking for something quick to throw in before leaving for work. Thanks!!

    1. I have not made it with more than six but I don’t see why not. The rules and times are the same. As long as the pork chops are fully cooked, I’m sure it will be fine.

  2. I’m making these recipe right now, sounds delicious!do you think would be good to add some sliced apples also?

  3. Made this for dinner tonight. Super easy and really delicious. I will be making this again and again.