Immerse yourself in the delicious embrace of Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chops & Potatoes. It’s a culinary journey that takes you through succulent pork chops, nestled alongside creamy potatoes, all infused with the zesty flair of ranch seasoning. And the best part? The slow cooker does all the hard work! This ensures every bite is tender and bursting with flavors. So, whether it’s a family dinner or a solitary evening, this dish promises warmth and satisfaction.
Perfect Pairings for Your Pork Chops & Potatoes:
- Steamed Veggies: Balance out this rich meal with steamed veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, or carrots. Their refreshing crunch will complement the softness of the pork chops and potatoes.
- Garden Fresh Salad: A vibrant salad with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and a punchy vinaigrette adds a fresh note, making the meal wholesome.
- Baked Beans: Dive into a side of baked beans, where their slightly sweet and smoky character pairs delectably with the savory goodness of the pork chops.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chops & Potatoes
- 4 boneless pork chops
- 4 large potatoes, peeled and sliced
- 1 packet of ranch seasoning mix
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
- Season the pork chops with salt and pepper to taste.
- In a large skillet, heat some oil over medium-high heat. Sear the pork chops for 2-3 minutes on each side until they have a golden-brown crust. This step adds flavor to the dish. Transfer the pork chops to a plate and set them aside.
- In the same skillet, add the sliced potatoes and cook for about 5 minutes, just until they start to brown slightly.
- In a bowl, mix the ranch seasoning mix with sour cream and chicken broth until it forms a smooth sauce.
- Place half of the sliced potatoes in the bottom of your slow cooker.
- Lay the seared pork chops on top of the potatoes.
- Pour half of the ranch sauce over the pork chops.
- Add the remaining potatoes over the pork chops.
- Pour the rest of the ranch sauce over the potatoes.
- Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese evenly over the top.
- Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the pork chops are tender and the potatoes are cooked through.
- Once done, garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.
Serve your Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chops & Potatoes hot, and enjoy the delicious and comforting flavors. Don’t forget to pair it with your preferred sides for a complete and satisfying meal!