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Slow Cooker Sweet Chili & Grape Jelly Pork Chops

These Slow Cooker Sweet Chili & Grape Jelly Pork Chops are SO easy to make with just a few ingredients. Just toss in the slow cooker and they come out tender, juicy and full of flavor every time.

Slow Cooker Sweet Chili & Grape Jelly Pork Chops

Slow cooker pork chops in the crock pot with grape jelly? I know, I know. My family was skeptical at first until they tried it and could not believe how much a jelly glaze for pork chops could be so tasty. I know your family will love it just as much as mine did.

Try this effortless Slow Cooker Sweet Chili & Grape Jelly Pork Chops recipe with simple ingredients to create a tasty and easy meal for those busy weeknights!

How to make Sweet Chili & Grape Jelly Pork Chops in the slow cooker

Tips for the Perfect Pork Chops

  • Use thick cut boneless pork chops. If you have a choice, go for thick cut pork chops rather than thin-cut ones. They will be more tender in the end and won’t dry out during cooking.
  • Flip the pork chops halfway through cooking. This is not a crucial step, but doing so will ensure both sides are well cooked and will help the meat cook evenly. And if you feel like there is too much liquid in your slow cooker at that point, you can also remove some of it (you can use it later as a sauce).
  • Use enough liquid. This usually means at least 2 cups of liquid such as the sweet chili. If you don’t use enough liquid, the pork will dry out. Be sure to use plenty of salt too, as this will compensate for any flavor lost while cooking in a lot of liquid.
  • Cook low and slow. We suggest cooking the pork chops on low and slow for tender, juicy and full of flavor pork chops. Depending on your crock pot some will result in dry pork chops cooking on high.
  • Don’t overcook. Most people cook their pork chops too long and end up with a dry piece of meat that’s almost impossible to chew. By contrast, it’s better to take your chops off the heat early than to risk overcooking them. An instant-read thermometer is a handy tool for making sure your meat is at the right temperature when you serve it.
Crock pot Sweet Chili & Grape Jelly Pork Chops

What to Serve with Pork Chops

You can serve pork chops with a variety of sides, depending on your tastes. If you want a more traditional pork chop dinner, you might choose to prepare a side of roasted potatoes and green beans.

You can roast potatoes or sweet potatoes in the oven, or cook them in a pan with some olive oil for about 20 minutes until they’re soft. When you’ve finished cooking the potatoes, add some fresh parsley and lemon juice and mix them together.

Another side dish to serve with your pork chops is roasted brussels sprouts and carrots. Cut up the brussels sprouts and toss them in olive oil before roasting them in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 400°F (200°C). While they’re cooking, peel some carrots and cut them into 1-inch pieces. Toss the carrots in some olive oil with salt and pepper before adding them to the pan with the brussels sprouts for another 10 minutes.

Alternatively, if you are looking for something that is lighter, try making a quick salad by chopping up romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and adding your favorite dressing. Keep it simple!

Ingredients

4-6 Boneless Pork Chops
1 (12 ounce) Bottle Sweet Chili
1 cup Grape Jelly
1 teaspoon cornstarch
Salt and Pepper to Taste

How to Make Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops

In a bowl mix together sweet chili, cornstarch and grape jelly until fully combined.

Season pork chops with salt and pepper to taste. Place seasoned pork chops in crock pot. Pour the chili and jelly sauce over top covering all the pork chops.

Cook on low 6-8 hours and until internal temperature reaches 145 F degrees. (can cook on high for 3-4 hours but low is preferred method)

Serve with potatoes, rice, steamed veggies or any of your favorite side dishes.

Slow Cooker Sweet Chili and Grape Jelly Pork Chops

Slow Cooker Sweet Chili and Grape Jelly Pork Chops

Yield: Serves 4-6

These Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops are SO easy to make with just a few ingredients including grape jelly and sweet chili sauce. Just toss in the slow cooker and they come out tender, juicy and full of flavor every time.

Ingredients

  • 4-6 Boneless Pork Chops
  • 1 (12 ounce) Bottle Sweet Chili
  • 1 cup Grape Jelly
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Instructions

    1. In a bowl mix together sweet chili, cornstarch and grape jelly until fully combined.
    2. Season pork chops with salt and pepper to taste. Place seasoned pork chops in crock pot. Pour the chili and jelly sauce over top covering all the pork chops.
    3. Cook on low 6-8 hours and until internal temperature reaches 145 F degrees. (can cook on high for 3-4 hours but low is preferred method)
    4. Serve with potatoes, rice, steamed veggies or any of your favorite side dishes.

Notes

Tips for the Perfect Pork Chops

  • Use thick cut boneless pork chops. If you have a choice, go for thick cut pork chops rather than thin-cut ones. They will be more tender in the end and won't dry out during cooking.
  • Flip the pork chops halfway through cooking. This is not a crucial step, but doing so will ensure both sides are well cooked and will help the meat cook evenly. And if you feel like there is too much liquid in your slow cooker at that point, you can also remove some of it (you can use it later as a sauce).
  • Use enough liquid. This usually means at least 2 cups of liquid such as the sweet chili. If you don't use enough liquid, the pork will dry out. Be sure to use plenty of salt too, as this will compensate for any flavor lost while cooking in a lot of liquid.
  • Cook low and slow. We suggest cooking the pork chops on low and slow for tender, juicy and full of flavor pork chops. Depending on your crock pot some will result in dry pork chops cooking on high.
  • Don't overcook. Most people cook their pork chops too long and end up with a dry piece of meat that's almost impossible to chew. By contrast, it's better to take your chops off the heat early than to risk overcooking them. An instant-read thermometer is a handy tool for making sure your meat is at the right temperature when you serve it.

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