This is one of my favorite meals of ALL TIME. It is easy to make even for a beginner, it isn’t expensive (but tastes like it is!) and it requires minimal effort. YES! This recipe is for 2 people but if you have more people to serve and a bigger slow cooker than I have then by all means, double it up!

You will need:

  • a slow cooker/crock pot
  • 2 pork chops (I prefer pork loin chops with bone-in about 2″ thick but you can use any type you like, if it doesn’t have a bone or is thinner just make sure you check on it more often to avoid over-cooking)
  • about a dozen of those mini red potatoes
  • 2 cups fresh green beans
  • 1 small onion, chopped (you can use more or less depending on you taste, personally I love onions)
  • salt & pepper
  • oregano (fresh is better but dried is tasty as well, I have used both with great success)
  • 1 medium sized apple, sliced into 8 pieces, skin on, core removed – granny smith works best or any tart apple
  • olive oil
  • French’s Dijon mustard with Chardonnay (white wine)
    Image <— this stuff is the bomb

Steps:

Take out your slow cooker. Plug it in and turn it on low. Lay the porkchops in the bottom, and smother them with French’s. (If you have regular dijon, and some white wine, smother the porkchops in that instead. I don’t drink wine so this French’s combo is perfect for me!) Next, place the apple slices on top of the porkchops. Then the potatoes, onions, and green beans. Drizzle it all with olive oil. Sprinkle on salt & pepper and oregano. It really doesn’t have to be perfect. Heavier vegetables closer to the bottom is really the only rule here.

Leave slow cooked on low for about 4 hours. Check on it after 3, if the pork is no longer pink in the middle it is ready. This recipe is great because the juices from the apple go so well with pork and keep it extremely moist – you do NOT need a knife to cut these chops, they will literally fall off the bone. Remove them from the slow cooker gently people!! And the dijon/wine keeps it from being too sweet, and the addition of veggies and potatoes makes this an entire meal in 1 pot. I have made this dozen’s of times and it still tops the list as one of my favorite no-fuss meals.
You could probably substitute plain unsweetened applesauce for the apple slices if you wanted to, I would use about 4 tbsp on top of the porkchops, and maybe add a sprinkle extra of sea salt/pepper/oregano because even unsweetened applesauce is still pretty sweet.

Let me know in the comments if any of you tried this recipe! I have given it out to many friends and family members and have never once heard a bad comment about it, it is almost foolproof!

Enjoy 😀

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