Recipes: Sassy pork chops in a slow cooker

03/05/2014 12:00 AM

03/04/2014 9:27 PM

RECIPE

Sassy pork chops

Serves 8

Recipe from “Better Homes and Gardens Skinny Slow Cooker: (Houghton Mifflin, $19.99, 300 pages).

INGREDIENTS

2 medium sweet peppers, any color, cut into strips

1 cup thinly sliced celery (2 stalks)

1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)

8 pork loin chops, with bone, cut 3/4-inch thick

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

1/4 cup orange juice

1 tablespoon chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

INSTRUCTIONS

In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, layer sweet peppers, celery, and onion. Season chops with garlic salt and black pepper. In a very large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook chops, half at a time, until brown on both sides. Add chops to cooker. In a small bowl combine broth, orange juice, chipotle peppers, and oregano. Pour over chops in cooker. Cover, cook on low setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high setting for 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chops and vegetables to a platter, discarding cooking liquid.

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