Apple Pork Chops Crock Pot Style

Apple Pork Chops Crock Pot Style

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***Crock Pot

***Slow Cooker Liner, for easy clean up

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Note: Searing is optional but gives a better flavor to the Pork Chops

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*2 and 1/2 pounds Thin Pork Chops (around 7), seared

*2 tablespoons Butter

*2-3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil

*Seasoned Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper

*Pinch Red Pepper Flakes or to taste

**4 Gala Apples, peeled and sliced

**12 ounce can Ginger Ale or Sprite

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Season pork chops with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Then sear seasoned pork chops in a cast iron skillet with butter and olive oil, on medium heat, searing 3 to 4 pork chops at a time. (3 to 4 minutes per side.)

Cinnamon Sauce

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*1/4 cup Butter, melted

*1/4 cup Brown Sugar

*1 teaspoon Cinnamon

*1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder

*1/8 teaspoon Paprika

*Pinch Red Pepper Flakes or to taste

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In a bowl combine the cinnamon sauce ingredients. Set aside.

Using a Crock pot with liner, pour in the ginger ale. Then layer starting with sliced apples, seared pork chops and 1/2 of the cinnamon sauce and spread on pork chops, repeat layering a second time and top with sliced apples. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or to your crock pot instructions.

Enjoy!

Lindy

 

Rootbeer Chicken Sliders

 

 

Crock Pot Root Beer Chicken

*2 (2.5 pound) bags Frozen Chicken Tenders

*2 Bottles IBC Root Beer

*3 tablespoons Dried Minced Onions

*2 tablespoons Dried Minced Garlic 

*1 teaspoon Sea Salt

*1 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

*2 gallon sized Ziploc Bags or 1 (2) gallon sized , for marinating chicken tenders

Marinate Chicken with the above ingredients by splitting ingredients in half for each gallon bag or use a 2 gallon sized Ziploc bag. Marinate in the fridge for 2-4 hours (for best flavor) or just place all ingredients in the Crock Pot and cook as follows.

Place Marinated Chicken in the Crock Pot with cooking Liner.  Cook on High for 4 hours.

 

Then drain the liquid/sauce from the chicken and discard all but 1/2 cup and save in case it is needed. After chicken is cooked add the following homemade root beer barbecue sauce to chicken and add the reserved sauce if needed for desired thickness.

Root Beer Barbecue Sauce

Sauce ingredients:

*1 cup Ketchup

*1 cup A W Root Beer

*1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce

*1/4 cup Brown Sugar

*1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

*2 tablespoons Dried Minced Onions

*1 tablespoon Dried Minced Garlic

*Pinch of Sea Salt

*1/4 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Cornstarch Slurry:

*1 tablespoon Cornstarch

*2 tablespoons cold water, mix together with the cornstarch and add to thicken sauce if desired.

Combine the above sauce ingredients in a sauce pan on medium low-heat and stir until mixture thickens, about 8 minutes stirring constantly, and add cornstarch slurry for a thickening if desired, simmering 1-2 more minutes. 

Pour sauce over cooked drained Chicken. Serve over toasted buns, I like Broiche Buns and Pepper Jack Cheese.

 

 

Enjoy!

Lindy