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Italian Pork Chops

  • Cook Time: 8 - 9 hours on low; 4 - 4 1/2 hours on high
  • Course: Main Dish

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 6 pork rib chops (with bone), cut 1/2 inch thick (about 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 14-1/2-ounce cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 4 ounces dried orzo, cooked according to package directions

Directions

Step 1

Line a slow cooker with a Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner.

Step 2

Place onion in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Place half of the pork chops atop onions. Sprinkle with half of the Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and pepper.

Step 3

Repeat layering with remaining pork chops, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and pepper. Top with undrained tomatoes and balsamic vinegar. Add zucchini pieces to cooker.

Step 4

Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 9 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 4-1/2 hours. Using a slotted spoon and tongs, transfer meat and vegetables to a serving platter; cover and keep warm.

Step 5

In a medium saucepan stir together cornstarch and the cold water; stir in cooking juices from cooker. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Serve over meat and vegetables. Serve with orzo.

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