Thursday, September 18, 2008

Slow Cooking Thursday - Sept. 18th


If you are needing a SUPER easy and very delicious din din, then here ya go! I still can't get over how great these chops are and how little effort it takes. Save it for a day when you're going to up to your eyeballs with kid activities, chores, errands and whatever else keeps ya busy....



Maple Jack Pork Chops

1 large sweet onion, peeled and sliced
4 thick-cut boneless pork loin chops, rinsed and patted dry
salt and pepper
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup Jack Daniels Whiskey (or whatever is cheapest)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1. Place onions in bottom of 4-5 qt slow cooker.
2. Season pork chops with salt and pepper.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup, whiskey and Dijon mustard.
4. Dip each pork chop into the syrup mixture and place in slow cooker on top of the onions.
5. Pour remaining syrup mixture over the pork chops.
6. Cover and cook on LOW setting for 4-5 hours.

Serves 4, but you could always throw in some more chops for larger dinners.

Splash some of the leftover JD in a glass of 7up and you have yourself a little cocktail before dinner, too.


Head over to Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for more Slow Cooking recipes!

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Question of the Day
What is your favorite small kitchen appliance?

28 comments:

jules said...

I am FOR SURE making this one! Sounds delicious!! Thanks!

Q of the D - My favorite small kitchen appliance is my hand mixer. I love to bake. I think the KitchenAid mixer would be a great addition to my house though! Love the red one!!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

My mini food processor is my absolute fav appliance!! Wait - is that an appliance?

Cooking as I type in my crock pot is Sweet stew - I didn't use the kitchen bouquet b/c I have no idea what that stuff is. Can't wait!!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ I love the kitchen aid! It's my all time favorite!!! :)

Rhonda said...

It has to be my cutting boards and knives....I know, I know...not technically "kitchen appliances" but they are what I like to splurge on.

Next would definitely be my Kitchen Aid 600!

Alana said...

I hope your family is feeling better...sounds like a wonderful recipe!

Heather said...

Oh, definitely my Kitchen Aid mixer, although I don't use it nearly enough (I hate cleaning it). But this time of year through the holidays, I use the heck out of it. Pumpkin bread, banana bread, cookies...yum!

Thanks for the award. I'll be posting it soon.

Mamasphere said...

This sounds AMAZING. We just got rid of our crockpot because the heating element was broken. I need to get a new one fast!

-Bridget said...

I am always looking for new ideas for pork chops. I almost never buy them because I can't think of anything creative to do with them. I'll keep this in mind.

Sandra said...

YUM that looks so good. My favorite small appliance would have to be my little chopper, makes things so much easier.

Jennie said...

I am so in love with the red KitchenAid, I just wish I had the money, but I can always dream

Jennie said...

I am so in love with the red KitchenAid, I just wish I had the money, but I can always dream

Kimberlie ~ Everyday Mom said...

Me too...I would love to own a KitchenAid mixer in any color...one day,I hope.

My most favorite would be my phone! Hehe, just kidding! I would have to say my trusty old crock pot...love it! I came by this morning and grabbed the pork chop recipe to take along with me to the store. Yum!

Again, great stuff!

Kimberlie

Ms. Tee said...

This recipe sounds amazing. Just the name alone makes my stomach growl. I am definitely making this one. :)

Ms. Tee said...

p.s. thank you for your sweet comments. :)

FatGirlsSkinny said...

thanks for the comment!

QA:
My coffee pot & garlic press. They make life worth living. ;)

Mari said...

Another good recipe from you! Thanks!

Jen said...

I have a pork tender loin in the freezer just waiting for this. Thanks.

My favorite appliance is my immersion blender and my food processor. They are my go to things.

ROXY said...

mmmmm!! Great recipe. Sounds delicious! I can't wait to try it!

mommaof4wife2r said...

love this recipe...my fam is a pork chop eating clan and we do the slow cooker chops a lot! thanks for a new way to eat them up! looks super yummy!

~Trish~ said...

I love my George Foreman grill its the bestest thing ever!!!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

I made the sweet stew today - delicous!! I'm not good with beeg or roats - I can grill a steak better than most - but give me a pot roast - and it'll suck every time. Now this recipe - dear - my husband ate it up! Nothing left - that does not happen when use beef and a crock pot!!

Good N Crazy said...

I never thought I'd say this on someone's blog...but I REALLY have been wanting a George Foreman...


Um...grill that is.

Sandy Toes said...

That looks like a delicious recipe! I love love my crockpot...my family would not eat if I didn't have one! I love my garlic press !

-Sandy Toes

gingela5 said...

Oh I don't know...probably a quesadilla maker. It probably gets used at least once a week. I have an equal love for all my appliances-big or small! haha

valerie said...

I came over here from Judy's blog and am so glad I did. That pork chop recipe sounds delicious!

I think one of my very favorite kitchen gadgets that I just love is my chopper I got from Pampered Chef. It's great!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

It is not even 10:00 and now my stomach is talking to me~ yikes!!! But oh my goodness this does sound yummy!

tommie said...

I know it is not an appliance but I love my
cutting board and knives. I just leave the board out on the counter.

Overwhelmed! said...

Wow! Your pork chop recipe sounds fantastic! I will be trying it in the near future.

Thanks for sharing. :)