Fork-tender and juicy, these Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Vegetables are one of the best no-fuss meals! Cooked right in your crock pot, these easy chops are perfectly smothered in a delicious mushroom and onion gravy.
Course Main Course
Keyword slow cooker pork chops
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 4hours30minutes
Total Time 4hours40minutes
⅓cupkosher saltplus more for seasoning
6bone-in pork chopsthick cut
Ground black pepperto taste
¼cupdry white whiteor cooking sherry, or additional broth
1cupchicken or beef broth
1package mushroom gravy mix
1 ½poundsbaby potatoeshalved
2large carrotscut into 1-inch pieces
½poundbaby portobella mushroomshalved
1yellow onionthickly sliced
In a large mixing bowl, stir water and salt together until salt dissolves. Allow to cool to room temperature, then place pork chops in brine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes or up to 4 hours.
Remove chops from brine and rinse them under cool running water, then dry with paper towels. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
In a large skillet set over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Sear pork chops on both sides for 2-3 minutes. Remove to a plate, then add wine (or liquid of choice) and deglaze pan, scraping the browned bits from the bottom with a wooden spoon.
Add garlic and brown for 30-45 seconds until fragrant. Stir in broth, gravy mix, remaining oil, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, sage, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Remove from heat.
Layer potatoes, carrots, onions, and half the mushrooms on the bottom of the slow cooker. Layer pork chops on vegetables and scatter remaining mushrooms on top of chops. Pour the gravy mixture over everything.
Seal the lid and cook on low for 4-5 hours. Transfer pork chops and vegetables to a serving platter.
To thicken the gravy: In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water and whisk well, then add to the crock. Cook on high for 5-10 minutes with the lid off until gravy has thickened to your liking.