Pork Chops with Peppers and Tomatoes; rain, dirty dogs, more rain

I continue to cook pork in my slow cooker with no prep.

It continues to be fantastic.

Why would I change?

Mon mari (aka: the dishwasher) is pleased that I don’t use any extra skillets.

I’m pleased not to use any extra time.

The only thing I do is to trim off all the fat, which I fry up later for the dogs – in whatever pan I use for the dinner vegetables.

We’re both getting lazy…. Or maybe just efficient.

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Pork Chops with Peppers and Tomatoes;

We love slow-cooker pork chops…. and these have lots of flavors.

  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Slow Cooker

Ingredients

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  • 14oz (400gr) pork chops, boneless, cut in half
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup (8oz, 240gr) peeled, chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbs Balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  • Put the onions, garlic, pepper, herbs, spices in the slow cooker and stir to combine..
  • Top with the pork and spoon tomatoes over the top.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours – stir once if you like.
  • Spoon onto a platter and serve.

Notes

As usual, I don’t bother with and pre-cooking.

Keywords: slow cooker, pork chops

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Peppers and Tomatoes

It’s been raining here in France.

And raining and raining and raining.

The Seine is overflowing its banks in Paris.

People are being evacuated; museums are closing, public transportation is shutting down…. Even the rats are heading for higher ground

After a long, hot, dry summer we can feel confident that the water tables are, once again, back up to normal.

There has been local flooding near us, as well.

At our house we just have sodden fields and dirty dogs.

There is standing water all over the field where we walk.

Well, I walk; they run.

As they run they splatter mud all over themselves, which, of course, doesn’t bother them in the least.

I should take them into the barn and rub them down with towels before letting them in the house.

I would have to do that to 2 dogs, 4 times each day which would result in a stack of filthy towels that would then have to be washed… and only partially clean dogs.

Instead, once again, I do things the easy way (see above). I let them in and they go to their beds.

They’re only allowed in 3 rooms that all have tile floors.

Fortunately, the tile is the same color as the mud – I may be lazy but I’m not stupid.

We’ve had 2 days of sunshine and 3 more are predicted.

When it’s a bit dryer. I’ll take the dogs out, brush them and trim them and make them beautiful again. I’ll wash their beds and the floors and we will once again have a decent house.

Meanwhile, I’ll have another glass of wine.

8 thoughts on “Pork Chops with Peppers and Tomatoes; rain, dirty dogs, more rain”

  1. I sort of promised ma femme — sort of — that the 2nd slow cooker purchase was it for awhile. I //claimed// that I had all we need. But your sorties into creative and tasty options has me thinking about temperature-controlled slow cookers, which seem to be slowly (ahem) gaining traction in the US. Perhaps I can create a diversion to get a third; maybe it’s delivered to the house while we’re someplace she’d like to visit.

    • Dan, temperature controlled? I really think you should get one so you can try it and let me know if I should get one. It’s the only decent thing to do…. Really. And if 2 is good (I have 2) 3 is surely better.

  2. Speaking of pork, I did something I very rarely do here and ordered pork chops for dinner tonight at a nearby restaurant that is quite good. I usually don’t order them out because they always end up like shoe leather. Not tonight. They were thick and moist and juicy and tender, everything they should be but almost never are.

    I love pork in the slow cooker. It’s one of the few things that are almost impossible to over cook in them.

    Speaking of dirty floors and dirtier dogs…this is two weeks now I’m dealing with the flu or what’s left of it. I let my dogs out a few times a day and our weather has been snow, warm, snow, rain, warm, snow, snow warm…my floors are a mess, all of the poop in the yard that had been repeatedly covered over by the snow is showing up (I spent two hours yesterday picking up what I could that was frozen because it was a snow day, not a warm day) so I don’t have to wash their feet and the floor from all the poop they manage to drag in on their feet. At 5am. When I’m still half asleep. Tomorrow, I’m going to wash my floors and hope I can see their true color again. If I’m not so sick I can’t get around well which is what I’ve been fighting. *sigh* At least they’re short haired dogs.

    • nightsmusic, for me, it’s pork chops and chicken thighs – always reliably good from the slow cooker. I used to like smoked pork chops at our local restaurant in the US. I wonder if they still exist….
      My dogs have the amazing ability to run right over the poop without putting a paw in it. I have no idea how they do it but even when playing I have never seen them step in it. I normally clean it up every morning – but lately it’s been too dark – and raining.

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