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Crock Pot Sazon Pork Chops with Peppers, Olives and Potato

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These slow cooker pork chops are seasoned with Latin spices in a flavorful sauce with tomatoes, olives, peppers and potatoes. They literally fall off the bone when they come out of the slow cooker!

These slow cooker pork chops are seasoned with Latin spices in a flavorful sauce with tomatoes, olives, peppers and potatoes. They literally fall of the bone when they come out of the slow cooker!Crock Pot Sazon Pork Chops with Peppers, Olives and Potato

I love making crock pot dinners because they are so easy. Some of my favorite pork meals are Slow Cooked Pernil, Slow Cooked Sweet Barbacoa Pork, Slow Cooked Filipino Adobo Pulled Pork, and Slow Cooker Pork and Green Chile Stew.


I love to serve them with just a little brown rice on the side, but totally optional.

These slow cooker pork chops are seasoned with Latin spices in a flavorful sauce with tomatoes, olives, peppers and potatoes. They literally fall of the bone when they come out of the slow cooker!

My house was a little divided on this recipe. My husband thought it was good but not great, but my oldest daughter Karina thought it was AMAZING as she put it. I really liked this a lot too, and it was my first time making pork chops in the slow cooker believe it or not but won’t be my last.

I weighed the pork off the bone and got 4 oz cooked, so that is how I calculated these since they are not always the same size and the bones vary in size. If you go with boneless chops, that about 5 oz raw for each one.

And since so many are asking, I have the 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker. I love it because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it’s done. It also has a probe for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I hated my old crock pot, it burnt everything and my food had a weird taste. This crock pot is so great, I actually own two!

Crock Pot Sazon Pork Chops with Peppers, Olives and Potato

4.95 from 17 votes
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Cals:267
Protein:20
Carbs:22
Fat:11
These slow cooker pork chops are seasoned with Latin spices in a flavorful sauce with tomatoes, olives, peppers and potatoes. They literally fall off the bone when they come out of the slow cooker!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
These slow cooker pork chops are seasoned with Latin spices in a flavorful sauce with tomatoes, olives, peppers and potatoes. They literally fall of the bone when they come out of the slow cooker!
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 8 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 10 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 4 oz pork, 3/4 cup veggies & sauce

Ingredients

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 center cut bone-in pork chops, trimmed of excess fat (with bone about 32 oz)
  • 1 1/2 tsp sazon, I used my homemade recipe
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste, to taste
  • 2 tbsp all purpose unbleached flour, for gluten free use sweet rice flour
  • 8 oz yukon gold potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup alcapparado, or green pimento olives
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • 2 dried bay leaves

Instructions

  • Rub the pork chops with crushed garlic, then add sazon, cumin, 1/4 tsp kosher salt and black pepper.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the chops and add to the slow cooker.
  • Top with the potatoes and peppers.
  • Pour the tomato sauce and 1/4 cup water over the pork.
  • Add the garlic, alcapparado (or olives), 1/4 cup cilantro and bay leaves.
  • Cook until the potatoes are tender, for me that was on LOW 8 hours.
  • Transfer the pork chops to a platter and remove the bay leaves.
  • Add the remaining fresh cilantro to the sauce and stir.
  • To serve place 1 chop on each plate with 3/4 cups sauce and vegetables.

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Nutrition

Serving: 4 oz pork, 3/4 cup veggies & sauce, Calories: 267 kcal, Carbohydrates: 22 g, Protein: 20 g, Fat: 11 g, Cholesterol: 52 mg, Sodium: 793 mg, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 3 g

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106 comments on “Crock Pot Sazon Pork Chops with Peppers, Olives and Potato”

  1. Will make this one again! This dish has a great combination of savory and tangy flavors. I stayed pretty true to the ingredients (glad I did!) but used boneless pork loin because I had it. Cut into 1″ chops and cooked in the Instant Pot. It is a winner! Thank you, Skinnytaste!

  2. I’m curious on the texture of the peppers. Cooking the peppers that long doesn’t over cook them? Nobody has mentioned that, and everyone seems to love it so maybe not. I’m excited to try it. I always seem to overcook my peppers to mush. I just didn’t know if it would be better if I added the peppers later???

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    Nicole Baxter

    Does this freeze and reheat well? If so, how should I reheat? I made too much and I don’t want to waste it.

  4. I’ve made this dish several times and my family loves it! I cook around 6 chops, which obviously requires more seasoning. I use baby Yukon potatoes that are bite size and don’t require peeling. And I put a whole 10oz jar of jalapeño stuffed green olives.

  5. I finally crossed my fingers and tried this one. I’m the only one in the family who likes olives, so I’ve been scrolling past it for years. Turns out, if you mince the olives well, they like it just fine. 😉

    I substituted chicken breasts I had on hand for the pork and cooked on high for four hours, and it was fantastic. My husband LOVED it.

  6. I thought this was delicious. I used a little more sazon and a whole cup of olives because I love them!!!

  7. Fantastic and easy to make. Simply delicious, great combo of flavors and very filling. Even my husband who is a picky eater loved the meal. I served it over Spanish Rice. This recipe will be made again and again. Hard to believe it’s healthy. It is my first time making a Skinnytaste recipe. Looking forward to making other meals from Skinnytaste.

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    Natalia Smith

    Wow, they were soooooo hood. I cooked them for 3 hours on high. Heart recipe!! I live your latin recipes.

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      Natalia Smith

      Wow, they were soooooo good. I cooked them for 3 hours on high. Geart recipe!! I live your latin recipes.

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        Natalia Smith

        Wow, they were soooooo good. I cooked them for 3 hours on high. Great recipe!! I love your latin recipes.

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    Bianca antonucci

    This was sooooooo good. Had to switch it up a little simply bc I did not realize it was supposed to in the slow cooker! Lol (mom brain) anyway so delicious! Thank you!!!

  10. This recipe was good but I did it a little different. I used a frozen 3pepper and onion blend and added about 1 tsp of Adobo to the sauce.  When I tasted the sauce it honestly didn’t taste that flavorful to me and needed something else which is why I added adobo. The Adobo makes all the difference. 

  11. Love this recipe. I’ve made it several times, but this time since we are watching our starchy carbs intake I subbed in cubes of butternut squash instead of the potatoes. In my opinion the butternut squash was waaaaay better, you get a combination of a little sweet and salty when combined with the olives. It was a hit and I’ll definitely be using the squash now instead.

      1. I made this recipe alittle over 2 weeks ago for my family, I personally do not eat pork chops however it was a HUGE hit so much to the point its requested again so its dinner again tonight! Mine definitely did not come out looking like the pictures as it was a pile of pulled pork more or less and scattered bones which could be slightly dangerous esp if smaller children are eating this, def a caution but the recipe itself however seems to be AMAZING! I think im going to try the same recipe with some boneless and skinless chicken breast in the near future. Highly recommend..

  12. Hi Gina! Have you tried to make this recipe with the Instant Pot yet? If so, what are your suggestions/directions?

    1. Hi I cooked it in my pressure cookert came out perfect I might have added a little additional chicken broth. Also added a touch of cream sherry. My pork chops were thick bone in I cooked around 20 mins and my husband and daughter loved it.