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Lazy Weekend Dinner: Easy Slow-Cooker Pork Chops

Southwest-Style Slow-Cooker Pork Chops
Weekend dinner should be easy. Enlist your slow cooker to do the heavy lifting of this tasty Southwest-style pork chops recipe!
Southwest-Style Slow-Cooker Pork Chops

Weekends are all about maximizing family time and that means spending less time in the kitchen working on dinner. Luckily, with these pork chops, you can have a delicious dinner prepped in just 10 minutes so you can get back to the stuff that really matters.

Pork can be tough to cook correctly, which is why out of all the ways to cook pork chops, I always turn to the no-fail slow-cooker method. Cooking these Southwest-style pork chops low and slow ensures they’ll be tender every time.

And bonus! The bean and corn side dish cooks right along with your main dish in the slow cooker. One and done. How easy is that?!

Here’s how I make it my own:

  • I love Mexican flavors, so I often have packets of taco seasoning around. Make use of an already opened taco or fajita seasoning packet instead of buying a separate Mexican seasonings.
  • Play around with flavors of salsa. Fire-roasted crushed tomatoes  in place of the salsa add a delicious smoky flavor to the chops. You could also swap out the pinto beans for black beans if you have them on hand.
  • Instead of pork chops, try a boneless pork butt or pork shoulder. When it’s cooked, shred the pork and serve with tortillas for taco night.

Love to pig out on slow-cooker eats? From ribs and roast to sandwiches and chops, we've got the best easy recipes for slow-cooked pork.