Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops and Potatoes


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Boneless pork chops, Russet potatoes, and sliced onions cook together in Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce then smothered in cooked bacon and melted Colby Jack cheese. Delicious recipes like this deserve a spot on the meal plan and it’s sure to become a family favorite.

If you love the barbecue taste, then you’ll also love my Sweet Baby Ray’s Pulled Pork Chow Down and Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs.

close-up of scoop of slow cooker barbecue pork chops and potatoes.

Why You’ll Love this Pork Chops and Potatoes in Crock Pot Meal

Slow cooker meals that take the guesswork out of putting something delicious on the dinner table is a must-try. And what could be better than pork and barbecue sauce?

I wanted to make a pork recipe in the slow cooker that wasn’t the usual pulled pork. To my slow cooker, I added pork chops, sliced potatoes, and onions and covered that in barbecue sauce, THEN topped that with bacon and cheese!

I used an entire bottle of my favorite barbecue sauce Sweet Baby Ray’s. There are so many flavors to choose from, don’t feel like you have to use the original flavor in this recipe, see the other flavors Sweet Baby Ray’s has to offer. I’m going to try the Sweet Golden Mustard next time! If you are looking for a recipe with homemade barbecue sauce, try my Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops recipe.

Recipe Ingredients

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  • Russet Potatoes: Thinly sliced for that perfect balance of tender and hearty. They soak up all the flavors in the slow cooker.
  • White Onion: As they cook low and slow, they transform into golden, caramelized bites.
  • Pork Chops: Whether you prefer bone in pork chops for extra juiciness or boneless chops for easy eating, they soak up all the flavors, becoming fall-apart tender meat with every bite.
  • Barbecue Sauce: Sweet, smoky, and a hint of tang – Sweet Baby Ray’s is divided for strategic saucing, ensuring every bite has the perfect blend of BBQ taste.
  • Seasonings: Salt enhances natural flavors while black pepper adds subtle heat.
  • Bacon: Cooked bacon is added at the end and helps create a smoky crunch with every bite. You can also switch up the flavor of the bacon to your liking.
  • Cheese: Colby Jack cheese is my go-to choice of cheese flavor. It’s the finishing touch that makes this easy recipe definitely a keeper.

Step-by-Step Directions

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Step One – Place the potatoes down in an even layer into the slow cooker sprayed with non stick cooking spray (olive oil works as well). Sprinkle over the onions, and salt and pepper.

Step Two – Squeeze about a cup of the barbecue sauce over the potatoes and onions.

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Step Three – Place pork chops next in an even layer.

Step Four – Add the remainder of the barbecue sauce over the pork chops.

Step Five – Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours, without opening the lid during the cooking time.

Step Six – After the cooking time is through, add the bacon slices over the pork chops.

Step Seven – Then add the cheese slices.

Step Eight – Cover for an additional 10 minutes to allow the cheese to melt. Serve and enjoy!

close-up shot scooping out some barbecue pork chops and potatoes from a slow cooker.

How to Serve

  • Serve a hearty portion of these tender pork chops and perfectly cooked potatoes on a plate. Drizzle some of that Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce over the top for an extra bbq touch. Garnish with a sprinkle of Colby Jack cheese and chopped fresh parsley for a pop of color. Add green beans or roasted baby carrots for a delicious side choice.
  • Grab some crusty buns and turn your crock pot pork chops masterpiece into yummy sandwiches. Pile on a pork chop, a layer of sliced potatoes, and a dollop of BBQ sauce.
  • Split open a baked potato, fluff up the insides, and load it with pork chops and potato slices. Drizzle it with Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce, sprinkle it with bacon bits, and top it off with a generous handful of cheese, a squirt of ranch dressing, and any other toppings you choose.
  • Turn this meal into a breakfast dish! Dice up the pork chops and potatoes, then pan-fry them until crispy. Serve with a sunny-side-up egg on top for a breakfast hash that’s packed with flavor.
serving of slow cooker barbecue pork chops and potatoes on a white plate.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use other types of potatoes for this recipe?

Absolutely! While russet potatoes are traditional, you can experiment with Yukon Gold or red potatoes for different textures. Just keep in mind that cooking times may vary slightly.

Can I substitute the Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce with another BBQ sauce?

Of course! Feel free to use your favorite barbecue sauce or explore different flavors to suit your taste. The key is to choose a sauce that complements the pork chops and adds the desired level of sweetness and smokiness. You can also add other seasonings such as ranch seasoning, garlic powder, Italian herb seasoning, and onion powder.

What’s the best way to store leftover pork chops?

Store your leftovers in airtight containers in the refrigerator to keep them fresh. Make sure to separate the pork chops and potatoes to maintain their individual textures. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop with a splash of water to retain moisture.

Are there any alternatives for Colby Jack cheese?

Certainly! If you’re not a fan of this kind of cheese, try cheddar, mozzarella, or even pepper jack for an extra kick. The cheese adds a melty finish, so choose one that melts well and complements the overall flavor profile.

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Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Potatoes

4.97 from 32 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Pork chops topped with potatoes, barbecue sauce, bacon and cheese! Such a wonderful meal.

Ingredients 
 

  • 5 cups sliced russet potatoes
  • 1 cup sliced white onion
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 18 oz. Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce , divided
  • 2 lbs. pork chops, bone-in or thick cut bone-less
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, add at the end
  • 6 slices Colby-Jack cheese, add at the end

Instructions 

  • Spray a 6-quart oval slow cooker with non-stick spray. Place the potatoes down in an even layer. Sprinkle over the onions, and salt and pepper. Squeeze about a cup of the barbecue sauce over the potatoes and onions. Lay the pork chops next in an even layer. Add the remainder of the barbecue sauce over the pork chops.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours, without opening the lid during the cooking time.
  • After the cooking time is through, add the bacon slices over the pork, then add the cheese slices. Cover for an additional 10 minutes to allow the cheese to melt.

Notes

  • While russet potatoes are traditional, you can experiment with Yukon Gold or red potatoes for different textures. Just keep in mind that cooking times may vary slightly.
  • Store your leftovers in airtight containers in the refrigerator to keep them fresh. Make sure to separate the pork chops and potatoes to maintain their individual textures. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop with a splash of water to retain moisture.
  • If you’re not a fan of this kind of cheese, try cheddar, mozzarella, or even pepper jack for an extra kick. The cheese adds a melty finish, so choose one that melts well and complements the overall flavor profile.

Nutrition

Calories: 638kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 1454mg | Potassium: 1397mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 469IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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83 Comments

  1. Rita says:

    Have boneless 3/4 inch pork chops. Told her to cut thicker but she didn’t. Large oval crockpot. How long on low?

  2. Kathy says:

    4 stars
    Made it today pork chops feel apart were so tender n good! Potatoes were good also. I didn’t do the bacon n cheese just the bbq sauce will be doing this again in the future I’m sure.

  3. Lisa says:

    Loved this recipe. Cooked in slow cooker and left out bacon and cheese. Sliced potatoes thin…delish

  4. BreAnna Morris says:

    5 stars
    These are the best pork chops I’ve ever ate! So good! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Dale Edwards says:

    What is the calorie count on this?

  6. Mindy says:

    OMG this was soooo good! I did a few variations: sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes , added chopped garlic, no bacon or cheese. I didn’t have Sweet Baby Rays but used a smokey bbq sauce. Also, cooked it in the oven at 325 for an hour, potatoes were not done. 425 another half hour and they were perfect! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Sweet potatoes are such a great idea!

  7. Jordan says:

    I’ve made this recipe numerous times now and my non-meat eating kids even love it. I’ve used both thick and thin sliced chops. I’ve used multiple flavors of bbq sauce. I’ve even made it with just the porkchops and no onions, potatoes, bacon, or cheese. I’ve cooked for both 4 hours on high and 8 hours on low. Every time it has turned out amazing. The chops are always tender. Potatoes always cook. The number one key to this recipe is to NOT take the lid off while cooking. But this a good rule to all crockpot recipes. This is a family favorite and requested at least once a week. Side note: we never ate porkchops in our house before this recipe.

  8. Courtney says:

    This was delicious! I mde it for the first time tonight and my husband said they were the best pork chops ever!

  9. Larry says:

    Hi Sarah! Had this for lunch today and it was really delish! However, the onions seemed to have disappeared! The chops were tender, but probably should have pulled them out about 45 minutes before finish. Back to the onions, I think next time I will carmelize them and put on top of chops after cheese and bacon. Thanks for the recipe!!

  10. Misty says:

    Can’t wait to try this recipe tomorrow. It’ll be nice to come home after work and be able to rest with my family to start the weekend. Thanks! Will let you know how the fam likes it. 🙂

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      That’s great Misty! I hope you like it!