Thursday, August 16, 2007

Slow Cooking Thursday for August 16

Here's a recipe I've made a few times now. I originally found it in a bunch of slow cooker recipes people sent in to FlyLady. It's super easy and very tasty. I think you could probably thicken the liquid with cornstarch to make a nice sauce, but I haven't tried doing so.


Pork chops (as many as you like)
1/2 jar to 1 jar (any size) orange marmalade
1 packet (or equivalent) onion soup mix*

As you place the chops in the crockpot, spoon some marmalade over each one and sprinkle some onion soup mix on each. Add some water (about half a jar or so) to the empty marmalade jar and shake it up well. Pour the water over the chops. Cover the crockpot and cook the chops on Low for 8 hours or High for 4-5 hours.

Serve with rice or mashed potatoes and a vegetable and/or salad. When making this on a Sunday, I like to serve it with the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice (I use the brown rice) which is ready in only 90 seconds!

* I make my own homemade onion soup mix. It works perfectly and is so much cheaper. Here’s the recipe:

3/4 cup dried minced onion
1/3 cup beef bouillon granules
1/4 cup onion powder
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. celery seed, optional

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. When a recipe calls for onion soup mix, use 5 Tablespoons mix for each envelope of onion soup called for. So many recipes seem to call for a package of onion soup mix, and this is far more economical.


  1. The tuna and egg salad sounds good. I make egg salad real often and my family loves it.

  2. Thanks for visiting me again, it was nice to 'see' you again!

    This recipe sounds so YUMMY and easy, might have to give it a try. (o:


  3. Mrs. T- this recipe sounds lovely and I can't wait to try it out. I love the homemade version of dry onion soup mix! I use it for many recipes and I am tickled pink I can start making a healthier home version. Thanks!

    Have a wonderful Thursday.

  4. What a simple yet delicious recipe and thanks for the onion soup mix recipe.

    Looks like several of us were thinking pork this week.

    This is my first Slow Cooking Thursday. Please visit my Sweet and Sour Pork Chops at In the Kitchen.

    Have a wonderful Thursday!

  5. Anonymous4:21 PM

    I love the homemade onion soup mix idea and that recipe sounds so delicious!!

  6. Anonymous6:35 PM

    LOoks like a good week. Thanks for stopping by.


  7. Anonymous6:36 PM

    oops. That belongs to your Menu plan... Things are a little nuts here. I will blog it later.


  8. Those chops look good! Thanks also for the onion soup recipe. I can use that in several recipes I have.

  9. What a nice group of ladies around my kitchen table! It is so nice to have you all here.

    I'm glad so many of you want to try the onion soup mix recipe. I keep it on hand all the time and love it.

    Mrs.B -- Sorry I have not stopped by your blog more often. I have dialup still, and it takes a long time to load. I recently started utilizing Google Reader, and so now I can see what's new at your blog and quickly pop over there if I want to comment. I'll probably be coming by more often now!

    Have a wonderful week, everyone!

    God bless,

  10. This sounds SO yummy and easy! And thank you for sharing an alternative to always having to buy those onion soup mix packets!!!

    Mrs. U

  11. Oh this sounds soooo good. Thank you for the recipe to the homemade onion soup it sounds so easy and so good :)

  12. That sounds like an interesting combination of ingredients - I'll have to give this a try!

  13. What a nice group around my kitchen table! I love having company and am happy to see you all here.

    Hope you enjoy these chops... stop in and visit anytime!


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