Slow Cooker Pepper Pork Chops (Alton Brown) Recipe

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Slow Cooker Pepper Pork Chops (Alton Brown)
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  1. Combine the vegetable broth, 1/2 cup kosher salt, brown sugar and peppercorns in a medium saucepan and set over medium-high heat. Cook just until the salt and sugar dissolve, then remove from the heat and add the ice. Place the pork chops into a 2-gallon zip-top bag along with the mixture and seal. Place in a plastic container and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Remove the chops from the brine, rinse, and pat dry. Season on both sides with the kosher salt and set aside
  3. Place the apples in the slow cooker.
  4. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a 12-inch stainless steel saute pan over medium-high heat. Saute the pork chops on both sides until golden brown, approximately 5 to 6 minutes per side. Once browned, place the pork chops into the slow cooker atop the apples.
  5. Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan followed by the onions and saute until they begin to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the chicken broth to the pan to deglaze. Add the black pepper and thyme and stir to combine. Transfer this to the slow cooker, set to high, cover and cook for 1 1/2 hours. Decrease the heat to low and continue cooking for another 4 hours and 30 minutes or until the pork is tender and falling away from the bone.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 471.94 Kcal (1976 kJ)
Calories from fat 153.15 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.02g 26%
Cholesterol 59.76mg 20%
Sodium 5948.07mg 248%
Potassium 801.87mg 17%
Total Carbs 59.42g 20%
Sugars 42.91g 172%
Dietary Fiber 4.42g 18%
Protein 23.71g 47%
Vitamin C 12.3mg 20%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Calcium 85.2mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 90.54 Kcal (379 kJ)
Calories from fat 29.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.26g 26%
Cholesterol 11.46mg 20%
Sodium 1141.06mg 248%
Potassium 153.83mg 17%
Total Carbs 11.4g 20%
Sugars 8.23g 172%
Dietary Fiber 0.85g 18%
Protein 4.55g 47%
Vitamin C 2.4mg 20%
Iron 0.6mg 17%
Calcium 16.3mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.1
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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