Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops

Living in an apartment building, I don’t really get to grill much. We do have a grill up on our rooftop deck, but quite frankly I don’t really even know how to use it and with my luck, I’d blow something up. That is one item on my to-learn lists for this year. Since I’m not much of a grill master (yet) I had to come up with a new idea for the BBQ I’ve been craving. I couldn’t think of a better (and EASIER!) way to get my BBQ fix than some slow cooker BBQ pork chops.


4 pork chops – bone in
1 cup BBQ sauce
1/2 cup water

Can you believe that is the extent of the ingredient list? Well, it is!

Coat the bottom of your slow cooker with a thin layer of your BBQ sauce.

Add 2 of your pork chops.

Bone-In Porkchops

Add another thin layer of BBQ sauce and the last 2 pork chops and cover again with BBQ sauce.

Slow Cooker BBQ Porkchops

Pour 1/2 cup of water over the pork, just to cover everything.

Cook on the high setting for 3 hours. Serve with any sides you prefer.

I served mine with quick and easy oven roasted potatoes. Just chop your potatoes as evenly as possible and spread them out over a foil-lined baking sheet.

Pour a thin layer of olive oil over the potatoes and toss them to coat each one, making sure they are in an even layer on the sheet after tossing.

Oven Roasted Potatoes

Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme and cayenne pepper.

Oven Roasted Potatoe Recipe

Bake at 375 for 30 minutes. Toss the potatoes again and then bake for another 10-15 minutes until golden brown and soft enough that a fork slides through easily.

BBQ Pork Chop Recipe

Slow Cooker Pork Chops

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22 Responses to Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops

  1. Monica 19 July, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    This looks so good and so simple to make! Nom Nom

    • Courtney 22 July, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

      It was almost TOO easy!

  2. Laura - RelativelyOffbeat 19 July, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    Can you and your adorable little pup come over and cook for me?

    No, but for real, I’m going to use this recipe, so thanks!! <3

    • Courtney 22 July, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

      Let me know how yours turns out! I tried another slow cooker pork recipe last night and the pork was DELICIOUS, but the veggies I decided to use did NOT turn out as well :( You win some and lose some! hahaha

  3. Caitlin 19 July, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

    Holy shiz, these look GOOD! I think I’m going to have to make this on Sunday! PS: I love Mac & Molly so I nominated you for a Leibster! Seriously, everyone in this world should know how to make your BBQ za and salsa verde :) Check it out here to view the rules!

  4. andrea k 25 July, 2013 at 10:53 pm #

    I need a slow cooker, this looks like it would be much more complicated than it actually is. Those potatoes have me salivating.

  5. Lori 5 October, 2015 at 7:02 pm #

    Looks great! So if cooking more just add more water? What about cooking time?

    • Courtney 5 November, 2015 at 8:57 am #

      Hi Lori, if cooking more I would add more water and more BBQ sauce (to keep the flavor) and then I would check them after 3 hours and perhaps add another 30 minutes or so on high (depending on how many more you cook). Just be sure to use a thermometer and that they are at 145-degrees F.

  6. Paige 10 October, 2015 at 6:18 pm #

    I did the pototes exactly like you said & they were nearly burnt after 30 minutes :(

    • Courtney 5 November, 2015 at 8:58 am #

      Hi Paige, I’m sorry if yours nearly burnt! Your oven may be a bit stronger than the dinky one I have in my apartment. If you decide to try these again, perhaps do 350-degrees and toss them a little earlier in the cooking cycle (maybe after 20 minutes). I hope this helps!

  7. Stacie 18 October, 2015 at 11:52 am #

    3 ingredients and 3 hours. How much easier can this be!! I’m going to make this tonight, and serve it with Mac and cheese and peas. YUM.

    • Courtney 5 November, 2015 at 8:57 am #

      Hi Stacie! Let me know how they turned out :)

  8. Danielle 4 December, 2015 at 12:01 pm #

    Could do 5 boneless porkchops?? How long would that be? Thanks so much!


    • Courtney 4 December, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

      Hi Danielle! You could definitely do 5 boneless. I would actually do them for the same amount of time and then just check the temperature after 3 hours and if they aren’t at 165-degrees, leave them on high for up to 30 minutes more and keep checking the temp. I don’t think you’ll need to do much over 3 hours, but I’d give yourself a little extra time just in case!

  9. Capt. T. 6 January, 2016 at 4:25 pm #

    Hi Courtney:

    My wife is not a slow cooker person. She never has and will never be. Of course when I was single, I loved using a crock pot. Put it on…come home from work…then eat. I am going to try you recipe for the BBQ Pork chops as I am typing this reply. I’m trying eight chops so I doubled the bbq sauce and the water. I’m thinking that I should add maybe another hour to the cook time. Please advise as I am cooking for the family. THANKS!
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    • Courtney 6 January, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

      Hi Capt. T.! You can definitely double this recipe and you were spot on with the sauce and water. If you’re cooking them on high, I’d check the temp at 30 minutes after the original cook time. I am not sure if you’ll need an additional full hour, so if you can, it doesn’t hurt to take a peek at the doneness! The good news is that in the slow cooker in a liquid they shouldn’t dry out. Let me know how they turn out :)

  10. Nikki C. 25 January, 2016 at 1:04 pm #

    Hi Courtney,
    I am going to fix this tonight! Sounds simple enough! I am new to the crock pot! Thanks for sharing!

    • Courtney 26 January, 2016 at 10:38 am #

      Hi Nikki, so glad you decided to give this recipe a try in your slow cooker. I hope it was easy for you :) Let me know how they turned out!

  11. Jennifer 10 March, 2016 at 11:50 am #

    Trying this receipe tonight but with boneless. Can’t wait!

    • Courtney 16 March, 2016 at 9:14 am #

      You’ll have to let me know how they turned out for you! I hope you enjoyed :)

  12. Andrea 13 July, 2016 at 12:16 pm #

    Hi!! So excited to make this tonight. I am only cooking 2 pork chops (bone in about 1.5 lbs). Should I still cook for 3 hours with 1/2 cup of water or cut time and water in half? Please let me know. Thanks!!! :)

    • Courtney 15 July, 2016 at 6:33 am #

      Hi Andrea! I’m sorry I couldn’t reply right away as I’m out of the country and did not have wifi. I hope these turned out okay! For 2 pork chops, I would add just enough water to cover them and that might end up being less than 1/2 cup. I would also try checking the temp at 2 hours if possible and make sure they’re at 145-degrees. I hope this helps and again I apologize for not responding sooner!