Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Slow Cooker Blueberry Pork Chops

I modified a version of THIS recipe to fit my slow cooker.  I changed it up just a bit for our tastes.It turned out FABULOUS!!!

4-6 pork chops
3 TB olive oil
1/2 tsp dried parsley
salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup white wine(or chicken stock)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1.5 cups blueberries
1 TB brown sugar
2 TB lemon juice
2 TB butter

1 small onion , sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced

Line your slow cooker(if using a liner)....In the bottom layer the garlic and onions.

In a skillet over medium high heat, heat 2 TB of the oil. Brush the remaining oil over the chops. Season  to taste.

When the skillet is hot sear each chop, about 1 minute on each side.

Add seared chops to the slow cooker.

In a medium sauce pan combine wine, vinegar, nutmeg, blueberries and sugar. Heat to boiling and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Add butter and lemon juice and simmer 5 minutes more.

Pour blueberry mixture over the pork chops and cook on low 6-8 hours.

Remove chops to a warming plate.

Mix 1 TB cornstarch in 1/4 cup water and add to remaining blueberry mixture and stir until slightly thickened.
Spoon over the pork chops and enjoy!

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