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Our recipe for Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops are warm and inviting, and a fantastic weeknight dinner to whip up as the days stay warm and the nights turn cooler. Kind of like Crock Pot Pork Chops (which are slathered in a mushroom and onion gravy) with a kick, these slow cooker ranch pork chops won’t add any extra heat to your house during the day.
Yet, they slowly simmer into tender deliciousness come night. The kids will arrive home from school to the comforting smell of dinner, and you won’t have to worry about making it!
Are you a fan of Pork recipes like me? If you’d like to explore some more of my family’s favorite pork dishes, you should start with my crockpot pork tenderloin. It’s a melt-in-your-mouth pork that makes its own gravy all from scratch with no canned soup right in the crockpot! Perfect for a weeknight meal or Sunday supper for busy families!
Our Crockpot Pulled Pork recipe is the perfect combo of BBQ flavor, great spice, and simple prep. Your family will LOVE this second-to-none BBQ style feast!
How to Make Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops
Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops is one of the easiest recipes I make. The only prep work required is to simply whisk the sauce ingredients together. No browning the chops and dirtying another pan you’ll have to wash. You’ll just lay out the pork in a single layer on the bottom of the crockpot.
Then grab a small bowl and mix together the Cream of Chicken soup, Cream of Mushroom soup, cream cheese, dressing mix, and white wine. Once that’s blended thoroughly, pour it over the pork evenly.
Then you’ll cook the chops for a few hours and voila! It’s ready to serve.
Step By Step Overview: How To Make Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops
1. Place pork in the crockpot. In a small bowl mix all the ingredients.
2. Add wine to the mixture.Evenly pour the mixture in the crockpot. Cook on high for 3-4 hours.
What I Love Most About Pork Chop Recipes
I love making these slow cooker pork chops with cream of chicken soup and ranch dressing mix for a number of reasons.
- They’re Easy to Make
- Prep Time is Quick
- Everybody Loves Them
- They’re lip smackin’ good!
How Long Do You Cook Pork Chops In The Crockpot?
Much like ovens, every slow cooker differs. Cook time can depend on the brand, age of the cooker you use. Additionally, the size of the pork chops you’re using makes a difference. The most important thing you can do to keep these from getting tough is not overcook them.
Refer to this list of 10 Food Safety Tips for the Slow Cooker when you’re preparing this recipe (or any slow cooker recipe for that matter). It will help you make this meal not only ultimately delicious, but ensure that you’re using your slow cooker the right way (cook times and heat level etc.). It’s a great reference guide!
How To Cook Pork Chops That Stay Moist
First, cook the pork chops in a liquid. This cooking technique is called braising. Obviously, my crockpot ranch pork chops with cream cheese recipe is just such a recipe, but any recipe that braises the chops will help to keep them moist.
If you want to use another cooking method, try brining the chops prior to cooking. It’s incredibly easy to do, it just takes a little planning ahead to account for the brining time.
How To Season Pork Chops In General
If you need some quick tips on how to season pork chops, think about these things:
For basic pork chops, you’ll want to start with the basics of salt and pepper. I like to use freshly ground sea salt and freshly ground black peppercorns for this. This improve the flavor, but as I grind the seasonings over the chops, it also helps to evenly spice them without having to work at it.
Using a mixture of olive oil, salt, and pepper is also a nice way to offer a lovely seasoning to pork chops.
If you want a basic rub, you can combine 1 teaspoon of ground coriander – i.e. cilantro – with 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt, 1/4 teaspoon brown sugar, and 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil.
How To Freeze Pork Chops
According to “Our everyday Life” if you want to freeze pork chops before they’re cooked, you’ll want to individually wrap each chop in foil or plastic wrap, or in zipper seal bags. Make sure to press out as much air as possible. Freezing them separately makes them much easier to thaw out. Then, place all of the chops in a second larger zipper seal bag. Again, squeeze out the extra air.
Be sure to label the chops according to the date you’re freezing them, and don’t leave them in the freezer for longer than six months before cooking them.
Which Cut Of Pork Is Best In This Recipe-Bone In Or Boneless?
To be honest with you, both boneless and bone-in pork chops work well in this recipe. Boneless tend to be easier for me to find, so I use them most often. Bone-In pork chops have a little more flavor.
What To Serve With Easy Pork Chop Recipes:
Well, if you’re a regular reader you know the first thing I’m going to suggest is my Bisquick biscuit recipe! Listen, I’m a biscuit girl, what can I say. Is there really a time that biscuits aren’t perfect to serve and these are meltingly tender and delicious!
I also generally serve these with my southern style green beans. I can’t say enough about how delicious they are. Even kids who don’t like their veggies love these! If I want a vegetable that’s quicker, I make my roasted broccoli. It’s amazing how the roasting process really turns this into a rock star tasting vegetable. If you have tried roasted broccoli, you should! I promise you won’t be disappointed!
The sauce that these crockpot ranch pork chops simmer in is SO delish and the recipe makes a good amount of sauce to slather on my make ahead mashed potatoes.
More Pork Chop Recipes Variations
If you love pork chops half as much as I do, you’ll love these other easy pork chop recipes.
Recipe Notes For Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops:
Ranch Packet: Technically, you could use any brand of dry ranch dressing mix in this recipe. My recipe is very similar to Hidden Valley ranch packet pork chops, and I choose to use their dry mix. The taste is hard for other brands to live up to. It has the perfect amount of tang and sweetness and really gets along with this dish.
Canned Soup: I make my crockpot pork chops with cream of mushroom soup (and chicken), and let me tell you the taste is incredible. If you’re feeling motivated or adventurous, Clean Eating Magazine has a great take on homemade cream cooking soups. It will add extra time to your recipe prep, but if you’re okay with that, then so am I! I’d love to know how it turns out!
Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops
- 4-6 (3/4 Inch Thick) Boneless Pork Chops
- 1 (1 Ounce) Packet Hidden Ranch Dressing Mix
- 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 4 Ounces Cream Cheese, At Room Temperature
- 1/2 Cup White Wine
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley, Chopped
- Prepared Mash Potatoes
- Cooked Rice
- Cooked and Butter Noodles
- Place the pork in a single layer in crockpot.
- In a small bowl, mix together dressing mix, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, cream cheese, and white wine and evenly pour over pork.
- Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low 5-7 or until pork is fork-tender.
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