January 10, 2020

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops with Onions 

Slow cooker BBQ pork chops with onions are one of the easiest slow cooker recipes to make for those extra busy weeknights. Toss the ingredients in your slow cooker, set and forget until dinner time rolls around. Basic pantry ingredients needed, for a delicious, fork-tender pork chop the whole family will love. I use my Instant Pot on the slow cooker setting for this recipe.

Slow cooker meals are a must in my home. I love to cook, but I also enjoy those nights where I feel like I am getting a night off from cooking. With an excellent slow cooker recipe, you take five minutes if that to prep your meal and turn the slow cooker on, and then walk away. I can work on laundry, finish up work, and come back later to a house smelling heavenly. It is like someone else cooked the meal because it is so simple. This bbq pork chops and onion slow cooker meal is a recipe I keep in my arsenal and pull out for nights I need a break or want a tasty pork recipe. 

Tender Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops With Onions 

To have success with this recipe, I have to start out by saying, make sure you don’t use really thin pork chops. The reason being is they will cook a lot faster, and you will end up with a tougher chop. Buying a thicker pork chop will give you that super tender pork chop that is smothered in onions and barbeque sauce. 

The next thing I always recommend is cooking slow and on low. I do give the option for cooking on high if you are in a pinch of time, but cooking it on low will provide you with optimal results. The reason being is marbled cuts of meat are best when cooked on a lower heat for a more extended period. It helps to tenderize the meat, and that is just going to give you that juicy, fork-tender chop. The more you notice a marble of fat in your pork chops the more tender your results will be. 

A lot of times I fall into what to cook along as sides with my main dishes. For these pork chops, I have done au gratin potatoes, a steamed vegetable, potato salad, or even a crisp green salad. There is no wrong side pairings for this pork chop, and they all taste great. I do recommend serving it with a dinner roll, so when you are done, you can soak up all the sauce on your plate. The sauce takes on so many flavors as it cooks, and is such a delicious aspect to the dish. Enjoy this simple and affordable slow cooker recipe, and let me know what you think! 


4     pork chops, center cut if preferredl     onion, sliced thick
2 c    bbq sauce, your favorite
¼ c    water
1 tsp    garlic powder
as desired, salt and pepper


1. Season the pork chops after patting them dry with kitchen paper.
2. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Sear in a frying pan on both sides until browned.
3. Place the sliced onions in the bottom of the slow cooker pot
4. Pour in the water
5. Place the seared chops on top of the onions. Pour in the BBQ sauce
6. Cook covered, on low for 5 -6 hours or high for 3 – 4
7.  Serve on rice or mashed potatoes.
8. Enjoy!


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