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Pork Chops with a Hint of Asia

August 16th, 2016

Shirley Unternahrer.
from Fix-It and Forget-It Slow Cooker Champion Recipes edited by Phyllis Good

Hadn’t thought about pasta and snow peas as a go-along with Asian-tinged chops? Make this once, and it won’t be the last, promise!
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
4 to 5 hours
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar, or 1 Tbsp. white vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Asian-style chili paste
  • 4 bone-in, 3/4-inch-thick, blade-cut pork chops
  • 8 oz. angel hair pasta
  • 8 oz. snow peas, or broccoli
  1. Grease interior of slow-cooker crock.

  2. Mix orange juice, orange marmalade, minced garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, and chili paste in rectangular glass dish that will hold the pork chops in one layer.

  3. Place chops in sauce to marinate for 1 hour. Place covered dish in fridge. Turn chops over once halfway through marinating time.

  4. Place chops in slow cooker. Spoon marinade over top.

  5. Cover. Cook 4–5 hours on Low, or until instant-read meat thermometer registers 140°–145° when stuck in center of chops (but not against bone).

  6. Near end of cooking time for chops, cook pasta according to package directions.

  7. Two minutes before end of pasta cooking time, stir snow peas into water with pasta. When done cooking, drain and keep warm.

  8. Place chops on platter.

  9. Toss pasta and snow peas with sauce in crock. Spoon onto serving platter next to chops. Serve.

Pork Chops with a Hint of Asia
Dalila Tarhuni