Cooktop Cove: How to make teriyaki pork chops in a slow cooker (video)
Teriyaki pork is a real crowd-pleaser. The meaty, salty sweetness seems to have enormous appeal for pretty much anyone who tries it, and so it's a great family dish to satisfy the appetites of all ages. The sauce in this recipe is probably just enough for thinner, smaller pork chops, so if your chops are more substantial, then simply double the sauce ingredients.
Bone-in chops will have the best flavor. Don't be tempted to cut off the fat, as pork fat adds a great-tasting depth to the overall dish. The soy sauce and sugar cut through the richness, and you're rewarded with a beautifully balanced dish that takes minutes to put together.
Teriyaki pork chops
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours, 5 minutes
2-lbs bone-in pork chops (about 3 large or 4 medium chops)
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/4 cup (60 ml) soy sauce
1/3 cup (80 ml) chicken broth
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced (or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger)
1. Place the pork chops at the bottom of the slow cooker and combine the remaining ingredients (soy sauce, broth, vinegar, garlic, ginger and sugar) in a bowl.
2. Pour the soy sauce mixture over the pork chops and cook on low for 5 hours before removing the pork and serving on a bed of white rice.
Pro tip: Those sweet and salty juices in the slow cooker are too good to waste, so pour them through a sieve into a small pan and reduce a little to serve alongside the finished dish. Pork chops cooked in a slow cooker also tend to be dry, even while falling apart with a fork. You'll want to get back some of that moisture with the juices.
Sweet potatoes or peppery green leaves are good accompaniments. Or, serve the teriyaki chops with egg noodles for a change. Teriyaki? Teri-yummy!
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