Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Slow Cooker Bourbon & Brown Sugar Pork Chops

Last week, I bought the Feb issue of Southern Living so that I could read the feature on Barb Blair from Knack.  For those of you who don't know who Barb is or what she does, you NEED to head on over to Knack to take a peek.  Checking out her Etsy shop wouldn't hurt either.  Oh, and she writes an awesome column for Design Sponge on refinishing furniture called Before & After Basics.Tons of advice and tips over there, guys.  I've been reading up since I'm about to venture into furniture.

Barb lives in my city and I got the chance to meet her in her studio right after Thanksgiving.  She is the sister-in-law of one of my favorite bloggers, who I've mentioned here before, Sara, from Sara's Art House.  I found out right before Thanksgiving and Sara mentioned they would be coming here for Thanksgiving and so we made plans to meet up.

Anyway, this post DOES have something to do with pork chops.  

While flipping through the magazine, I ran across a recipe for Bourbon & Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin
 image courtesy of Southern Living

I decided right away to try it out, but wanted to use chops instead of tenderloin AND, I wanted to use the slow cooker.  I used the exact marinade recipe, which is as follows:

  • 1/4  cup  firmly packed dark brown sugar ( I used light brown)
  • 1/4  cup  minced green onions
  • 1/4  cup  bourbon
  • 1/4  cup  soy sauce
  • 1/4  cup  Dijon mustard
  • 1/2  teaspoon  freshly ground pepper

I mixed all of this and then put the marinade and 2lbs of boneless pork chops into a freezer bag and then in the fridge.  The recipe says to marinate for 8 - 18 hours.  I ended up close to 35 hours.

When I was ready to cook, I just dumped everything from the bag into the pot and set it on high for 4 hours.  What came out was fork tender and AWESOME! 

6 crafty peeps said:

  1. yummmm-o... that looks really good.
    Have a great week!

  2. this looks delish! i hate and suck at cooking so this is perfect for me!! btw, i ordered your shabby beach votive block...cant wait to get it = )

  3. ooh yum! I have had a hard time finding pork chop slow cooker recipes that are good. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This sounds so great...and easy! Will definitely be giving this a try. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Krisit, Wow, this sounds and looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I really need to spend more time cooking at home and less time in the Mickey D drive thru. LOL

  6. That sounds absolutely delicious!! I wonder if there would be a low sugar alternative, as my husband is diabetic. Maybe just adding ginger to the mix would suffice. Thank you for sharing!