Bursting with flavor, this Slow Cooker Mississippi Pork Chops dinner will be an instant hit! With minimal ingredients, you can easily make a pork chop meal that’s perfect to serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite veggies. If you’re looking for a simple pork chop recipe for busy days, this is it!
This is practically a dump-and-go meal that lets your slow cooker do all the work. The only prep you need to do is take a minute or two and brown the pork chops in a skillet before placing them in the slow cooker. Add the other pantry ingredients, set the slow cooker on low for 6 hours, and come back to a savory and meaty meal just waiting to be served.
Mississippi-style recipes are super popular and easy because they use ready-made packets, jars, or cans of ingredients that you just add to your slow cooker with the main meat. In this recipe, we’re adding packets of gravy mix, ranch seasoning mix, a jar of pepperoncini, and juice plus a stick of butter, all designed to add amazing flavor to the pork chops. What could be easier?
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Just 5 simple Ingredients
- Under 5 minutes of prep time
- The slow cooker does all the work
- Set it and forget it – no checking in during the cooking time
Pork Chops – use either boneless or bone-in, but make sure they’re thick cut.
Ranch Packet Dry Mix – the ranch seasoning helps flavor the pork as it cooks.
Brown Gravy Packet – helps flavor the pork and create a savory gravy.
Jar Of Pepperoncini – use sliced or whole plus the entire jar of the juice, which helps flavor and tenderize the chops as they slowly cook.
Butter – use unsalted. The entire stick will help add flavor and fat to the pork chops as they cook.
How To Make Slow Cooker Mississippi Pork Chops
STEP 1: Brown the pork chops in a skillet over medium-high heat, about 1 minute on each side.
STEP 2: Place the pork chops in the slow cooker and pour the entire jar of pepperoncini, along with the juice, on top.
STEP 3: Sprinkle the ranch seasoning and brown gravy packets over the pork chops and then place the stick of butter on top.
STEP 4: Place lid on and cook on low for 6 hours.
What Type of Pork Chops To Use
When slow-cooking pork chops, it’s best to use thick cuts. I like to use at least an inch-thick chop. preferably an inch and a half. Don’t use thin chops, because they will turn out dry. The thicker the pork chops, the more fat, which means the slow cooking process is less likely to dry it out.
I’ve used boneless and bone-in pork chops with equal success. The bone-in does help it stay moist due to more fat content, but the boneless works fine, too!
What Kind Of Pepperoncini To Use
This recipe calls for a jar of sliced pepperoncini, but you can certainly use whole pepperoncini – it makes no difference. What you do want is to include the juice when you dump the jar in the slow cooker. The tangy juice, or brine, is what helps tenderize and flavor the pork chops and help them to be fall-off-the-fork tender! However, if you want to cut back on the flavor from the brine, use just half or three-quarters of the juice in the jar.
Can I Slow Cook The Pork Chops On High?
Technically, you can, but I find that the low setting will give you a more tender pork chop, so if possible, opt for the longer timeframe.
How To Serve Slow Cooker Mississippi Pork Chops
These pork chops are perfect for side items such as creamy mashed potatoes, rice, or egg noodles. For vegetables, peas and carrots are always a yummy combo, but so are green beans or Brussels sprouts.
Finish off this delicious meal with these Mississippi Mud Brownies!
Store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Reheat on the stovetop in a skillet until heated through or in a covered baking dish in a 350-degree oven until heated through.
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These Slow Cooker Mississippi Pork Chops are an awesome and yummy dinner! Such an easy dinner too. This super tasty dinner is made by quickly browning up the pork chops in a pan and then placing them in an 8-quart slow cooker with Pepperoncinis, a Ranch packet, and Brown Gravy packet, and a stick of Butter, that’s it! It really is that easy! You’ll be wanting this every night!
- 2 pounds of boneless pork chops
- 1 (1 ounce) dry ranch packet
- 1 (0.87 ounces) brown gravy packet
- 12 ounces jar of sliced Pepperoncini's including the juice
- 1 stick (8 tablespoons) of butter
- Gather all of the ingredients.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat add the pork chops and quickly brown them for 1 minute on each side, just to brown them, not to cook through.
- In an 8 quart slow cooker, place down the pork chops, and pour the entire jar of sliced pepperoncini and juice on top.
- Sprinkle the ranch and brown gravy packet all over and place the stick of butter on top.
- Place lid on and cook on low for 6 hours.
- Serve and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks •
- Don’t like a lot of liquid? Only use half the jar of juice then.
- Cook on high for 3 hours if you are in a rush.
- Super yummy over Mashed Potatoes!
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365 Everyday Value, Unsalted Butter, 16 oz
Ifuerte 10-Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set
Lawry's Au Jus Gravy, 1 oz
Hidden Valley - Original Ranch - Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix - Makes 16 FL OZ (473 mL) - Net Wt. 1 OZ (28 g) Per Packet - Pack of 5 Packets by Hidden Valley
Mt. Olive Delicatessen Style Pepperoncini, 32 fl oz
Slow Cooker Liners
Amount Per Serving Calories 634Total Fat 38gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 180mgSodium 1375mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 1gSugar 10gProtein 62g