AIP Slow Cooker Pork Chops Recipe
It’s a great time for pork, and this AIP slow cooker pork chops recipe is sure to be a hit in your household!
Prime Time for Pork
Pork is in the news as I write this. That’s because American pork production is at its highest level since the 1940s, and there’s much bacon to be had.
As the number of pigs has grown, so have their waistlines. Feed has become cheaper, making it easier to plump up the porkers before they head to market.
In addition to our booming supply, trade disputes have kept even more hogs at home.
All of these factors add up to a lower bill on all of your pork-related dishes. In fact, pork prices hit a ten-year low on the Fourth of July.
There’s also good news for my friends outside the states. The cost of ham and ribs is similarly low on a global scale.
That’s reason enough for me to eat more pork!
Perfecting Slow Cooker Chops
This recipe does differ from some other pork chop preparations on account of autoimmune protocol.
Nevertheless, it still produces juicy, flavorful chops you’ll be eager to sink your teeth into.
These chops skip the flour, egg, and breadcrumbs that many pork chop recipes require. Instead, you’ll use some coconut aminos and warm beef or chicken broth to amplify the flavor of the meat.
But the real trick to making excellent slow cooker chops is to brown the meat first in a pan before turning it loose in the slow cooker.
You’ll then caramelize the mushrooms and onion in the same frying pan to bring out their natural sweetness.
That pre-cook may seem like a nuisance, but it goes a long way in dialing up the flavor of your chops. Don’t skip it!
After you’ve browned the meat and carmelized the mushrooms and onions you can get a little lazy. At that point, you just have to dump everything in the slow cooker and set a timer. Hooray!
The Definitive Guide to AIP
AIP is not for the faint of heart. It’s pretty restrictive, and you need to adhere to it to achieve your best result.
If you’re going down a path of eliminating nightshades and gluten and dairy among other things, do be sure that autoimmune protocol is right for you.
If you have an autoimmune condition, and you’d like to see improvement of your symptoms, this guide will help you. If not, consider a healthy Paleo diet, which is much less restrictive.
Deliciously tender pork chops that can be served with a quick gravy made from the broth it was slow-cooked in.
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) of olive oil
- 4 pork chops (640 g)
- 1 large onion (115 g), peeled and sliced
- 1 cup (150 g) of mushrooms, sliced
- 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) of warm beef or chicken broth
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of coconut aminos
- Heat the olive oil in a pan and grill the pork chops until browned on all sides. Set aside.
- In the same pan, fry the onions and mushrooms until caramelized. Deglaze the pan with the broth and pour the mixture into a slow cooker. Add the pork chops and cook for 3 hours on high.
- Remove the chops from the slow cooker, season with salt, and set aside to keep warm.
- Transfer the broth and onion mixture into a clean pan and reduce over high heat to a thicker gravy. Stir in the coconut aminos and serve the sauce with the chops which should be seasoned with salt.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 283
- Sugar: 2 g
- Fat: 14 g
- Carbohydrates: 4 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 35 g