For this week’s Crockpot Tuesday recipe I revisited a recipe I made about three years ago called Spice It Up Pork. The great think about this recipe is there aren’t any canned items in it, but instead it’s packed full of spices.
I did change up the recipe a bit from the original because my stockpile had different items. I was out of some spices, such as Paprika and Poultry Seasoning, so those were different and I didn’t have boxed Chicken Broth, but did have Knorr Homestyle Stock so I used that instead. Still the basic concepts were the same.
Here’s what I used in Spice It Up Pork Revisited:
- 1/4 cup and 2 TBSP Olive Oil
- 1 1/2 Cups Water and 1 Pack Knorr Homestyle Stock
- 2 TBSP Garlic Powder
- 1 TBSP Italian Seasoning
- 1 1/2 tsp Dried oregano
- 1 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 6 boneless Pork Chops
(watch for changes it TBSP and tsp and feel free to adjust amount of spices to your taste)
In a large measuring cup, whisk together the olive oil, water, Knorr Homestyle Stock , garlic, Italian Seasoning and basil and oregano.
Pour it into the slow cooker. Then place your chops in the crockpot. If you have read previous Crockpot Tuesdays, you know I usually get my meat out of the freezer (from bulk buying on sale) and rarely defrost it before putting it in the crockpot. I did the same thing this time.
I cooked it on high for 1 hour and then opened the crockpot. I split apart the chops and cut small slits in each pork chop with the tip of my knife. Then I placed the lid back on and let it continue to cook.
After another 2 1/2 hours of cooking I opened the crockpot again and flipped the chops over so the spice would be even on both sides.
I let it cook for another 2 hours on low until it was tender and broke apart easily.
Last time I made this I served it with corn on the cob and rice. This time it was served with some Free Stove Top Stuffing from my Stockpile and Frozen Green beans.
The family once again liked the meal even with the changes in spices and Chicken Stock.
So if you find a Crockpot Tuesday recipe you like, but don’t have all the ingredients, feel free to change it up a bit with what you do have in your stockpile.