You are going to love this recipe: low carb pork chops in the crockpot! It's easy AF, really inexpensive, and it tastes so damn good you're going to want to make this every single week for the rest of your life. Your kids will grow up bragging about their mom's slow cooked, spice-rubbed pork chops to anyone who will listen. If nothing else, do it for the kids, man.
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Pork Chops on Keto
Pork chops are an awesome choice for the keto diet. So long as you don't go the shake and bake route or cover your perfectly delicious meat with a bunch of breading, you're looking at a zero carb cut of meat. Per 100 grams, there are zero carbs, 22.49g protein, and 4.05g fat. With macros like that, you have room to add a fatty side dish or even work it into a PSMF if you're into that kind of thing.
How long does it take to cook pork chops in a slow cooker or crockpot?
If you want fork-tender pork chops, cook for 6 hours on low in the crockpot. The minimum amount of time to cook pork chops in a slow cooker is about 2 hours on low; they will be cooked through, but firm.
Can you cook meat in a slow cooker without liquid?
You don't need liquid in the crockpot or slow cooker. Think about the set-up of a crockpot: the lid is on, the steam is rising from the food but it can't escape, the inside becomes extremely wet, and condensation pools on the lid and up the sides. The moisture cooked from the meat doesn't have anywhere to go; it doesn't steam off the way it does with other cooking methods. This helps keep the meat moist without basting and additional fluid.
Low Carb Pork Chops in Crockpot with Spice Rub [Recipe]
- In a large bowl, mix rosemary, thyme, curry powder, chives, fennel seeds, cumin, salt and ½ of the olive oil.
- Rub the pork chops with the spice mix to evenly coat the meat.
- Pour the remaining olive oil into the crockpot. Add the meat to the slow-cooker, cover, and cook for 4 hours on high, 6 hours on medium, or 8 hours on low.
Hi, I'm Tasha–nutritionist, recipe developer, and multi-published author dedicated to helping people thrive and succeed using low carb and keto dietary patterns.