This was such a delicious meal. I would have said a few years ago that I didn’t really like barbecue sauce. I didn’t really see what the fuss was about. However, since I started making my own sauce, that opinion completely changed. Of course, you can just make the sauce and not cook the meat in the sauce, but I love to cook pork ribs or chops in the slow cooker together with the sauce so that they absorb all the delicious flavours. I love how the pork tastes afterwards and the way it just falls apart on the fork.
This recipe makes plenty of sauce so if you are just serving 2 people then you will have some sauce left over, which will keep in the fridge for a few days. If you are serving up to 4 people, then as long as you have room for more chops in the slow cooker, then you won’t need to make more sauce.
The great thing about this dish is that it is so quick to mix together the ingredients for the barbecue sauce. You can easily prepare it in the morning, put it in the slow cooker and then come home to a delicious meal in the evening. I served it with salad and bread, but it would be lovely with chunky chips or potato wedges.
Ingredients – Serves 2 with some sauce left over
40ml balsamic vinegar
20ml Worcester Sauce
150ml tomato ketchup
1 tsp fennel seeds
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 small red chilli pepper
1/2 small green chilli pepper
1 tbsp soft brown sugar
1 onion, chopped
2 pork chops (add more for more people)
How to Make Slow-cooked Pork Chops in Barbecue Sauce
1. Use a measuring jug to mix the sauce ingredients so you can easily see how much you are adding. Add all the liquids first and then the fennel seeds, garlic, chillies and sugar.
2. Pour a little sauce into the bottom of the slow cooker. Sit the pork chops on the sauce. Sprinkle the chopped onion over the top and then top with the rest of the barbecue sauce. Add a little water so that the pork is almost covered, but make sure it doesn’t wash the sauce off the chops.
3. Cook slowly for 7-9 hours.
4. Take the chops out of the sauce and put the sauce over a high heat to reduce and thicken. It should take a maximum of about 10 minutes.
5. Serve the sauce over the pork chops.