What a saucy delight! Just seeing this pic makes me wanna eat more!


Coming home to the aroma of slow-cooked pork chops can transform an ordinary day into something extraordinary. These Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Italian Pork Chops have earned their place as a celebrated dish in my household. Marrying the homeliness of pork chops with the sophistication of Italian seasoning and the caramel-like sweetness of brown sugar, this recipe offers a taste of Midwestern comfort with an Italian flair. It’s an ideal choice for those nights when you crave the indulgence of a Sunday dinner without the elaborate preparation.




Serving Suggestions:


To complement these tender pork chops, I opt for sides that allow the meat’s flavors to stand out. Garlic mashed potatoes are my go-to, perfect for savoring the rich sauce. A side salad dressed in vinaigrette or steamed green beans adds a refreshing contrast, while buttery corn on the cob rounds out the meal, ensuring smiles all around.




Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Italian Pork Chops Recipe:


Servings: 6







6 bone-in pork chops, about 3/4 inch thick

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1 packet Italian dressing mix

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon paprika

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup chicken broth


Season: Combine the brown sugar, Italian dressing mix, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Rub this mixture over the pork chops to coat thoroughly.

Sear: Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high and brown the pork chops on each side for 1-2 minutes, creating a flavorful crust.

Slow Cook: Transfer the pork chops to the slow cooker, pouring the chicken broth over them. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until tender.

Serve: Present these delectable pork chops with your chosen sides for a dinner that’s sure to beckon everyone to the table.

Variations & Tips:

Adjust the brown sugar to suit your taste or substitute with honey for a different kind of sweetness.

For a cheesy twist, add parmesan in the last hour of cooking.

Accompany with cauliflower mash for a low-carb alternative.

Transform leftovers into mouthwatering fillings for sandwiches or tacos.

Short on time? Cook on high for 3-4 hours, though the low and slow method is recommended for optimal tenderness and flavor.

This dish is not just a meal; it’s a warm embrace, a comfort that whispers “you’re home” with every bite. So go ahead, let the slow cooker do its magic, and prepare yourself for a family dinner that’s both effortless and unforgettable.