I'm trying to hold out going grocery shoppingÂ for as long as I can right now.Â Hubby doesn't get paid again for another week anyway, so shopping right now isn't an option.Â Thus, I'm trying to find recipes where I have everything on hand needed to make them.Â This particular recipe fit that bill, and let me tell you, I'm glad we had the stuff to make it!Â It smelled wonderful cooking all day (doesn't everything though in a crockpot?!), and the meat got so tender that it all fell off the bones so that I had to scoop them out.Â It had a tangy and tart taste, and the vinegar, wineÂ and mustard together were perfect.Â I think if I'd had any I'd have added some fresh, sliced mushrooms.Â The recipe made plenty of the creamy sauce.Â We served it over rice and alongside some applesauce and homemade honey oatmeal bread.Â It would also go well over mashed potatoes.Â This one is a keeper I think.Â I might also add that I found this recipe at RecipeZaar (my apparent favorite recipe site).
Crockpot Oniony Pork Chops With Creamy Mustard Sauce
- 1Â T vegetable oil
- 4-6 pork chops, 1-inch thick
- 2 onions, thinly sliced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1Â tsp. dry mustard
- 1/2Â tsp salt
- 1Â tsp ground black pepper
- 1Â pinch cayenne pepper
- 2Â T all-purpose flour
- 1Â T cider vinegar
- 1/2Â cup white wine
- 2Â T dijon mustard
- 1/2Â cup whipping cream
- In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and brown pork chops on both sides; place in bottom ofÂ crockpot when browned.
- In same skillet, reduce heat to medium and saute onions until softened; add garlic, dry mustard, salt and pepper, and cayenne and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
- Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
- Add vinegar and wine and cook until thickened.
- Pour this mixture over pork chops, put lid on crockpot and cook on Low for 4 to 5 hours or on High for 2 to 2-1/2 hours, or just until pork is tender.
- Remove pork chops from crockpot and place on a warmed platter.
- Stir Dijon mustard and whipping cream into juices in crockpot; when well combined, turn crockpot off and pour sauce over chops on platter and serve immediately.
You can see additional posts in the 2010 "Eating While Broke" series by clicking the following links:
- Crockpot Chicken with Black Beans and Cream Cheese
- Pui cu Smantana (or in English, Chicken With Sour Cream Sauce)
Be sure to check out the group "Eating While Broke" for other frugal recipes and tips, along with freebies and other things to help youÂ save money.