I've got a recipe that's perfect for this time of year. Pork Chops and apples anyone?
Slow Cooker Apple and Bacon Pork Chops
6 pork chops/loin slices
1/2 C chicken broth
1 T maple syrup
1 tsp. cinnamon
8 slices of bacon, cooked crispy and broken into pieces
1 cup croutons
1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce
Hot, cooked rice
Brown pork chops on stove top until nicely browned and place them into a 5 quart Slow Cooker. Without cleaning the frying pan, add the broth to the pan. Bring broth to a boil and add in cinnamon and maple syrup.
Stir while cooking over high heat to remove all the leftover pork-chop pieces from the bottom of the pan to deglaze it.
Pour the sauce over the top of the pork chops in the slow cooker.
Peel, cut and layer the apples over the top of the pork chops.
Cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours, or until pork chops reach 170 degrees.
Layer the applesauce, bacon and croutons over the pork chops.
Turn the Slow Cooker up to high, cover and cook for 30 minutes.
Serve warm over rice.
For more Slow Cooker recipes, visit Sandra at Diary of a SAHM.
*Recipe adapted from Finding Joy in my kitchen