Buying meat in bulk is one of my favorite things. It cuts down on cost and I don’t have to buy it again for at least two weeks (depending on the meat.) It also gives me more direction when it comes to meal planning. I can plan around the meat I already have in my freezer to help keep those grocery costs down. A couple weeks ago, I bought a big package of pork chops which led to lots of extras for freezing. Thinking of these led me to a pin I had saved for a 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chops.
I was also drawn to this recipe because I had all the ingredients in my pantry. Hey, there’s only three ingredients, it couldn’t be that hard to have them on hand, right? Right. I made a binge purchase to get a big shaker of ranch dressing mix and love that I can whip it out to spice up a protein. Add in some cream of chicken soup, which I always stock up on, and you have this delicious dish.
I’m very happy I saved this and even happier I tried it out for dinner. Mr. H enjoyed it. Another hit because he went back for seconds. (My luck is going to run out soon, I know it!) I liked it as well. Spoon some extra of the gravy over your pork chops when you serve it, it adds a lot to the flavor. The ranch gives a little kick to the extra oomph you get from the cream of chicken soup.
This recipe only calls for four to six pork chops. I think with the amount of gravy it makes that you can add more pork chops than that. Maybe eight to ten? I had tons of the chicken soup mixture leftover, which felt like overkill. I suppose you could also lower it down to one can of cream of chicken soup for that number of pork chops (unless you have really large chops, mine were not thick at all.)
One other thing to note, the full six hours dries out the pork a bit. I wouldn’t recommend cooking it for that long unless you have really thick pork chops.
I will definitely be keeping this recipe in my book and make it again in the future. What other simple pork recipes do you enjoy?
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