Slow Cooker Pork with Apples and Carrots

Steph Wagner

November 8, 2012

Slow Cooker Pork with Apples and Carrots

 

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Alas, one of my all time favorite slow cooker meals. The truth is, you cannot have too many slow cooker meals. Sometimes I wonder if I should have more slow cookers than pans. Hmmm…If only they were smaller.

Anyhow, this is a tasty meal to change up the pace from the same ol’ grilled chicken meals. And trust me, I love grilled chicken meals….but you gotta change it up from time to time! I’ve made this recipe several different ways. You could skip the sage but I do love the added flavor and aroma. You can use any kind of apples you’d like but I do recommend using the apples more for flavor but not eating much of them. They make the pork moist and flavorful and a bite here or there is fine, however, skipping most of the apples will keep your carb intake down.

My personal preference is to layer the pork in between the apples to prevent to much dryness. It definitely helps!

Slow Cooker Pork with Apples and Carrots

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Slow Cooker
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 2 apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 bag baby carrots
  • 2 tbsp sweetener ex: Truvia, Splenda
  • 6 fresh sage leaves

Instructions

  • Place half of apple slices in the bottom of a slow cooker. Top with pork. Add remaining apple slices.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and sweetener generously, per your preference. Add sage leaves for extra flavor. Add baby carrots on top.
  • Cook on low for 4-6 hours; or more depending on the thickness of the pork.

Notes

 Using the apples only for flavor and not eating them will decrease your carbohydrate intake. 

Nutrition

Serving: 3oz | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Pork with Apples and Carrots
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 598mg17%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 89IU2%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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