Crockpot ranch pork chops might be one of the easiest recipes around. Not to mention, it’s delicious! If you’re looking for a foolproof way to make pork chops so tender they practically melt in your mouth, look no further than this crockpot ranch pork chops recipe.
The best part is that it’s super easy to follow, and you probably already have all the necessary ingredients.
Today, I will be sharing my step-by-step guide on making the best crockpot ranch pork chops. This dish is near and dear to my heart because it was one of the first things I learned to cook when I moved out of my parent’s house.
The first time I made it, I was so proud of myself because it turned out so delicious, and my roommates loved it too. After that, I decided to share this recipe with as many people as possible so that they could experience the same joy that I did. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
Recipe Ingredients & Cooking Instruments
Now let’s move on to the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe. For the pork chops, you’ll need the following:
- 4-6 boneless pork chops
- 1 packet of ranch dressing mix
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- salt and pepper to taste
And for the mashed potatoes, you’ll need:
- 6 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1/4 cup of butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- You’ll also need a crockpot for this recipe.
Step-by-Step Procedure to Make the Best Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops
Making the best Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops is easy once you know the secret ingredient and the proper steps.
Once you have all your ingredients, the first step is to season your pork chops with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Then, you’ll want to brown them in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Next, add the pork chops to your crockpot. Whisk together the cream of chicken soup, ranch dressing mix, and milk in a bowl. Pour this mixture over the pork chops in the crockpot.
Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours. That’s it! When they’re done cooking, you’ll have the most tender and flavorful pork chops that everyone will love.
Tips & Tricks for making Best Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops
If you want to make the best CROCKPOT RANCH PORK CHOPS, I can share a few tips and tricks with you. First, make sure to brown the pork chops before adding them to the crockpot. This will give them a nice flavor and make them more tender.
Another tip is to add some seasonings to the pork chops before you add them to the crockpot. I like adding a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder. This will give them a lot of flavors.
Finally, cook the pork chops on low for 6-8 hours. This will ensure that they are cooked all through and are nice and tender.
Frequently Asked Questions About Making Best Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops
Is it necessary to brown the pork chops before adding them to the crockpot?
Yes, it is! Browning the pork chops helps to create a sear on the outside of the meat, which helps to lock in the juices and flavor. It also helps to give the pork chops a nice golden color.
Can I use ranch dressing mix in this recipe?
Yes, you can use any ranch dressing mix. However, I prefer the Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix because it has a great flavor.
Can I substitute chicken broth for the water in this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute chicken broth for the water in this recipe. However, I recommend using low-sodium chicken broth, so the dish does not become too salty.
Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
Yes, you can make this recipe ahead of time. Brown the pork chops and add all ingredients to a zip-top bag. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. When you’re ready to cook, dump the bag’s contents into the crockpot and cook according to the recipe instructions.
That’s it! You now know how to make crockpot ranch pork chops. Just follow the steps above, and you’ll be well on your way to making a delicious dish. Check out our other recipes for more ideas about what to make with pork chops. And as always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us. We’re always happy to help.
Easy Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops Recipe
1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup, not diluted
1 tablespoon minced or pressed fresh garlic
½ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 (1 ounce) packet dry Ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix
1 teaspoon cornstarch (optional, for a thicker gravy)
6 thick-cut pork chops, bone-in or boneless are both fine (about 2 – 2 ½ lbs. total)
Optional garnish: chopped fresh parsley or thyme
- Grease the inside of a slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. In the slow cooker, combine condensed soup, garlic, thyme, pepper, Ranch seasoning, and (optional) cornstarch until smooth.
- Season pork chops with pepper on both sides. Place in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours or on HIGH for 2-3 hours. The pork is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F. Give the gravy a good stir, taste and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Spoon the gravy over the pork chops, garnish with chopped fresh parsley, and enjoy!