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There’s nothing better than a fix it and forget it meal that doesn’t heat up the kitchen. I love my crock pot in the summer! Try this Rotel pork chops slow cooker recipe for tonight! Made with homemade rotel tomatoes!
I make my own rotel with excess tomatoes from my garden during the summer and freeze it. I love having such a flavor enhancer on hand and ready to cook. You can save a ton of money by soaking a big bag of beans like black beans overnight, rinsing them in the morning, and tossing them in the crockpot with a packet of taco seasoning.
You can cook them all day, let them cool, and bag them up in two-cup servings to toss in your recipes. It’s a great money saver and they taste better too! I make my own seasoning mixes and my homemade taco mix is one of my most requested seasonings. Making your own also helps you avoid a lot of unwanted items in your food.
Southwestern pork chops
But if you don’t have homemade, grab a can of rotel, a can of corn, and a can of black beans, and a packet of McCormick taco seasoning and have this meal in the crock pot in a matter of minutes. I love easy dinner ideas like this.
When choosing pork chops, I prefer to have free-range pork, but whatever kind you buy, make sure they are a little thicker or you’ll have to adjust the cooking time a bit. If they are 3/4 of an inch or more, this will work, if you get the thinner chops, reduce the cooking time.
Crock pot pork chops
The crock pot is a great tool to use to dump your dinner and forget it until later. These rotel pork chops cook for about 3 hours, so you could start them at lunch and they’ll be ready for dinner.
Slow cooker pork chops
Southwest Rotel Pork Chops Slow Cooker Recipe
- slow cooker
- 1 can corn or frozen
- 1 can black beans or freshly cooked
- 1 can rotel or homemade frozen rotel
- 1 pkg taco seasoning mix or homemade
- Dump cans and seasoning in a bowl and mix
- Put half of mixture in crock pot
- Add 4 pork chops that are about 3/4 inch thick
- Add remaining mixture
- Cook on low for 3 hours or until pork is 145 degrees internally
Frozen pork chops crock pot
Can I cook frozen pork chops in the crock pot? Yes, you can, just increase the cooking time to about 3 1/2 hours still checking for the internal temperature to reach 145. Pork chops are thin, so it doesn’t take long for them to thaw while cooking.
That is the best part about this particular recipe, it can be dumped and forgotten. Everything in the pool and turn it on. So even if you forget to thaw your meat, you can dump everything together and end up with a wonderful meal in a few hours.
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