I love finding new recipes for my weekly recipe roundup. I simply do not have time to create all my own recipes weekly. I usually attempt to do one recipe creation of own a week. My dream job would be to become a full-time recipe developer, but for now, I can use the time I do have to create a few of my own to fulfill the passion.
There are simply so many amazing bloggers out there who make incredible recipes that help busy moms like me. I like to find recipes that meet the following criteria: meets my dietary needs or can be modified, simple easy to find ingredients, and must be kid-friendly. Pinterest is a great resource for meal planning. So many great recipes get posted there by the hour. One of my personal blog goals is to become a better “pinner” and also pin my own recipes that I create.
My son and husband love pork chops. I am always trying to find new ways to work with them as they are not others in my households favorite. When I saw a recipe for Crockpot Pork Chops from Slow Roasted Italian on my weekly Pinterest search I knew I had to try it right away. If you have never visited Slow Roasted Italian site, Donna and Chad are a dynamic duo who create fast and easy recipes. They have even published the cookbook, The Simple Kitchen: Quick and Easy Recipes. This cookbook has a lot of their great tasting recipes in one place and a personal favorite of mine Fiesta Chicken Street Tacos.
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For this recipe, I did need to make a few modification to the ingredient list to meet my personal dietary preferences.
Here is what I did to make it work for me:
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed (I used 1/4 cup of Coconut Sugar)
1/2 cup ketchup (I used a Whole 30 Approved Ketchup)
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce (I used Coconut Aminos)
1-3 tablespoon red chili paste
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3-5 pounds boneless pork chops (thick cut 1″- 1 1/2″)
1/4 cup cornstarch (I used Tapioca Starch) I use this as a substitute as I am corn sensitive and this has the same thickening properties as cornstarch.
I do not think it modified the taste because these pork chops were delicious. Everyone in my house cleaned their plate without complaint. I served it over a bed of cauliflower rice because the sauce created with the pork chops was so flavorful with it. This recipe was definitely a keeper, especially on those weeks that I need a quick dish that I know my family will eat.
What is your go-to slow cooker dish that your family enjoys?