Being that there was still football this weekend, we decided to stay in and make dinner and dessert in the crock pot.And it was glorious.
Here’s what we made!
Crock Pot Pork and Beans
Prep time: 10 minutesCook time: 8 hours
Yield: 6 servings
6 boneless pork loin chops, trimmed of excess fat
1 onion, chopped
2 large cans of pork and beans
1/3 cup ketchup
3 tbsp of mustard (or more to taste)
In a 4 quart crockpot, combine onion, pork and beans, ketchup and mustard and stir to blend.
Add pork chops to crockpot, pushing some down into the bean mixture.
Cover crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours, stirring occasionally, until pork is tender.
We ended up shredding the pork, which made it kind of a stew-like consistency, but it was still delicious.
And I’d recommend putting salt and pepper on each side on the pork chops before they go in the crock pot, to give them a little more flavor.
Old Fashioned Slow Cooker Baked Apples
4-5 Apples (whatever will fit in your slow cooker)
1/2 Cup water
For Each Apple you’ll need:
2 Tablespoons Dark Brown sugar
1 Tablespoon dried cranberries or raisins
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon allspice (just a smudge of allspice)
1 Tablespoon (or pat) of butter
- Core each apple and peel a small strip from around the top of each one (about 1 inch). Place in bottom of slow cooker.
- Combine brown sugar, spices, and dried cranberries in a small bowl and stir until well combined.
- Stuff each apple with filling, all the way to the top, pressing down with your finger to make room for more filling. Top each one with a pat of butter.
- Pour water into bottom of slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours, or until tender. Serve on their own or with ice cream. Also great over oatmeal.
Try it yourself!