Slow-Cooker Bourbon Pork Chops

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours


4 servings

Updated: Apr. 16, 2022
My dad created a baked version of this recipe years ago. Delicious as it was, when I updated his recipe, I decided to try it in the slow cooker for even more moist and tender results. Bingo! Juicy, tasty and no fuss. —Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida
Slow-Cooker Bourbon Pork Chops Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple jelly
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons stone-ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 pork rib chops (1 inch thick and 8 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch


  1. For sauce, whisk together first 6 ingredients. In a large skillet, heat oil over high heat. Brown pork chops; 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Pour sauce over top.
  2. Cook, covered, on low until a thermometer inserted in pork reads at least 145°, 3-4 hours.
  3. Remove chops from slow cooker; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer half the cooking juices to a saucepan. Mix water and cornstarch until smooth; stir into saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Serve over chops.

Nutrition Facts

1 pork chop with 3 tablespoons sauce: 491 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 715mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (57g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein.