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!

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!
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Crock Pot Sazon Pork Chops with Peppers, Olives and Potato

267 Cals 20 Protein 22 Carbs 11 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 8 hrs
Total Time: 8 hrs 10 mins
Yield: 4 servings
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 off the bone when they come out of the slow cooker!


  • 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


  • 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.


Serving: 4oz pork, 3/4 cup veggies & sauce, Calories: 267kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 52mg, Sodium: 793mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g
WW Points Plus: 7
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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. So delish! I will definitely make this again and again! 

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

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

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

  7. Can we use frozen pork chops?

  8. 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!!!

  9. 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. 

  10. 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.

    • Ooh – I love this idea!!

      • 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..

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

    • I haven’t tried it yet.

    • 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. 

  12. I made the Sazon mix for another recipe and need to use it up….so, I thought I’d try this. What are the Freestyle points, please?

  13. Update on pressure cooker -I reduced time to 6 minutes with releasing pressure after 10 more minutes. They were done for sure and the potato still held shape but was very soft. I had them cut pretty small. They were about 1 inch thick, boneless pork chops that weighed maybe about 19 ounces after trimmed. I think 5 minutes would be enough. My instant read thermometer was 185. They were still tender. I have a Cuisinart pressure cooker. They were great, we love this recipe, made this way or slow cooker.

  14. Forgot to add in my previous review I used boneless pork and did cook about 7 hours on low. Had to drain a bit of liquid out of the small crockpot but added it again at the end. The pork was chunky and easy to shred and tasted fantastic as leftovers. Would work well in a taco, burrito or salad too.

  15. Absolutely loved this. Made the homemade Sazon seasoning with 1/2 Tbsp smoked paprika and 1/2 Tbsp turmeric rather than the annatto. Only had a 1 and 1/2 quart crockpot because we’re on holiday. Used 2 pounds very lean country style pork ribs and skipped the potatoes. Didn’t have tomato sauce so used 1 cup diced tomatoes blended with a leftover chipotle pepper and skipped water. Used stuffed Seville olives (cleaning out the fridge!) This was amazing. 
    What I love about Gina’s recipes is that they’re so adaptable and delicious and healthy!

  16. Have made this several times and it is a favorite. This time I did it in the pressure cooker. I guessed as to the time as I only had two boneless pork chops–still a bit frozen too as I forgot to take them out of the freezer early in the day! Total weight of chops was about 9.5 ounces. I set it for 7 minutes on high with natural release of pressure and they were plenty done.. I think the sauce had even more flavor then usual. I did generous half plus for seasoning and in the amounts for the sauce and potato etc. as only serving two. Turned out perfectly. Found I had no peppers so used jar roasted red peppers.

  17. This sounds yummy and I’d like to try it. Can I cook it on high for 4hours?

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  19. I wanted to finally leave a comment on this recipe.  It’s well-loved in my house.  I’ve probably made it a half dozen times.  Thank you!

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  21. This was excellent, although I made it using a 3lb. pork shoulder roast trimmed of most fat, left whole.

  22. Hi Gina – what would the process and timing be if I wanted to make this in my Instant Pot?
    Thanks – love your recipes!!!

  23. This meal was perfect and tasty and easy!!! I really enjoy your recipes.

  24. This was absolutely amazing!! I couldn’t believe how delicious it was. Will be making often!

  25. Hi Gina this looks delicious! How would I do this in my instapot via pressure cooking?

  26. Made this last night, and after reading most of the comments I made one change and added a can of petite diced tomatoes to give it more liquid. I used boneless thick cut pork chops and left if in the crockpot for 8 hours on low, then 2 hours on warm. I did need to add 1/4 cup of liquid (I used chicken broth) since there was almost none left. The pork was fall apart (which I was looking for) and made it more of a stew (again more what I was looking for). I poured it over some brown rice and it was almost perfect, just needs something a little extra next time I make it, and there will be a next time. Even my BF, who hates when I spice up recipes (since apparently I can handle a lot of heat) suggested it needed a little more spice, so next time I make this I’ll be added a tablespoon or two of chipotle adobo sauce to give it a small smokey kick which I think will make it amazing for my palate. All in all, love the recipe its so easy to prep then let it cook. Thanks Gina!

  27. Loved the recipe, except next time I will not use bone in chops. The pork completely fell apart and we were picking bone pieces out of our mouths the whole dinner. I did not use olives as neither of us like olives. Other than that it was delicious. Dangerous with bone in, but delicious.

  28. Just sat down to this for dinner and realized I didn’t use Sazon, I used Badia Adobo seasoning. Whoops! But it was absolutely delicious none the less! Thanks for the great recipe!

  29. My whole family loves this, we’ll be making this again this week!

  30. Hi Gina! I’ve been following your blog since 2008 and have loved every recipe I’ve made from it. I really want to make this and I recently purchased an Instant Pot. I made the Chicken Lentils in it and it was amazing! Is it possible to make this in the instant pot? What setting’s would I use and for how long?

    Can’t wait to see more instant recipes and conversions of current recipes!

  31. I am using the same slow cooker you are.  My pork chops came out dry and tough – way overdone.  The same thing happened last week using bone-in chicken thighs.  Both were only cooked on low for 5 hours.  Do you think my slow cooker just cooks too hot? Do you have any idea how I might adjust the recipes?

  32. just ran across this recipe last night, trying it on Thursday night, family on weight watchers. wondering about calories (will figure points), hoping it is low as we  like the ingredient and seasonings in the recipe,  Looking forward to trying this and many more of your postings.

  33. I made this over the weekend, with your homemade sazon recipe (using turmeric, couldn't find ground achiote), and it turned out fantastic. I added about a full cup of green olives because I love them. 🙂 The end result was so incredibly flavorful, right out of the crock pot! My boyfriend declared we could put restaurants out of business with it.

  34. Great recipe. Wonderful flavors, tender pork and easy to prepare.

  35. Had this tonight or dinner and it was wonderful. My husband said the best pork chops ever. I don't know what I would do without your recipes. Each one is special and delicious. Thankyou

  36. Can I make this without the flour? I'm gluten free.

  37. I literally just made this! but I needed to substitute the pork for cube steak since my husband hates pork chops. Still amazing. Goes beautifully with a nice Cabernet Sauvignon.

  38. Hello Gina! 1st off, I love all of the recipes I have tried of yours! Started with Crock Pot Carne Guisada which is a huge hit at my family parties. Thank you!! I do have a question. I am planning to make this for a large group as an additional main dish. Can I use picnic pork?

  39. I'm wondering if this recipe can be cooked at a faster rate in the crock pot?

  40. Instead of 8 hours on low can this be cooked on high for a few hours?

  41. I have everything to make this except for the potatoes. Do you think it will make a big difference to leave them out?

  42. This is in my crockpot right now as I type. So excited to try them come tonight for dinner. I have been following you since 2009. And just love all your recipes I cook from your site everyday for dinner. We had the turkey burgers just last night.

  43. My pork chops ended up getting a little dry. I probably cooked them too long. But we liked the sauce and veggies so much that I think next time we will double the peppers and potatoes and leave out the meat. Just that over the rice sounds perfect for me.

  44. In my crockpot now!

  45. Can I use a 2.5 qt. slow cooker or will it be too small? Thanks!

  46. I could not find the 1/4 cup alcapparado (or green pimento olives) at my grocery store. Is there something I should use to replace this. I am also not a big fan of olives so is there something else that could work in their place?

  47. I made this today for tomorrow. Tried a bite, it was delicious. Can't wait to have it tomorrow. I made white rice and habichuelas guisada. I will have it with some brown rice. The only sub I made was I used 2 cubes of homemade sofrito in place of cilantro. I didn't have any on hand. Definitely will be a keeper! Thanks for the recipes

  48. I made this for dinner the other night and it was really delicious. The pork chops were super tender and very tasty. The one think we all agreed on is that we did not like the cooked green olives. So, next time, I will leave them out.

  49. I made this for last night's dinner. We all thought it was fantastic! Even my 10 year old, who has a protein phobia as well as an aversion to any mixed-together, casserole type dishes, said it was awesome! Seasoning was great and only needed a sprinkle of salt to finish. The pork was tender and amazing, not at all overdone. I did 8 hours in the slow cooker and it sat on warm for two hours while we were still at work. Be careful of the bones – fall apart pork equals bones everywhere – but this dish would be far less tasty if you used boneless, in my opinion. Thanks Gina! Loved it. Served it over rice.

  50. Trying this tomorrow. It looks delicious! My question is I despise Cilantro. Never liked it. I don't like the smell or the taste. I usually just omit it in any recipe that calls for it. Just wondering if there is something that I should put in its place, or if it should just be left out all together?

  51. I made this for dinner tonight and was greeted with amazing smells when I got home! I used boneless pork hops because that is what I had and they cooked perfectly! Thanks for all the great recipes.

  52. I have this cooking in my crock pot right now. I can't wait to taste it. Dinner @ 7:30!

  53. Hope this doesn't sound silly, but I am assuming pork tenderloin would also be good for this recipe?

  54. Could you tell us how many pounds of the yukon? You write to use eight(8) but they come in so many different sizes. How would I figure?

  55. PS – Applause for this yummy recipe!! 😉

  56. Hope you don't mind me sharing a tip for those who mentioned their meat dries out or a dish doesn't turn out flavorful enough in a crock pot or oven (especially pork and some cuts of beef) :

    Season the meat (for this recipe it would include the flour), heat a little oil or butter in a large skillet (I use cast iron) and sear all of the surfaces of the meat (the edges can be seared by placing them against the sides of the skillet) and then proceed with the baking/crocking. Searing meat (including chicken) locks in the juices and the seasoning 🙂

  57. My family loved this! Followed the recipe to a T except used boneless pork chops because that's just what I had on hand. It was wonderfully flavored. Mine turned out more stew like because my pork basically shredded in the crockpot but that was just fine with me!

  58. I made this last night and it was amazing! I added about 1/2 tsp more of the homemade sazon and 1/2tsp more cumin as I like more strongly flavoured food and it came out really well. Next time I think that I wouldn't add the 1/4cup of water to make the sauce a little thicker though.

  59. Made this last night, so much flavor and it was simple to make. Thank you for making more crock pot recipes.

  60. This is perfect! Just what I have been looking for. Something with Latin flavors that can be cooked in the crockpot. Thanks for the recipe:)

  61. When you list the fat, is it assumed that they are all saturated fat?

  62. Oops… Meat!!

  63. Recipe looks yummy. Can you use a different meet? Chicken or beef? Bone in or bone out. Thank you very much

  64. making this right now!

  65. I have not tried the recipe, but I have been cooking for donkey's years (fifty-plus) and I can tell whether I will like a recipe just by reading it, as a general rule. I am sure I will like this one. The only change I would make is use less alcaparrado to suit my taste.

  66. Hooray for breaking out the slow cooker, this looks delish with very little effort, just how I likes it!

  67. In my lifetime I have eaten at least twenty pigs worth of pork. This is right up my alley. Thanks!

  68. What size crock pot did you use for this recipe-looks great!

  69. This sounds delicious but I find the crock pot to wash out flavors, do you think this recipe could be made in a pressure cooker and how long do think I should cook it for? I'm thinking somewhere between 20 &40 minutes on med-low once it gets steam. Thanks!

  70. Yum! I'll definitely try this – always looking through your crock pot recipes for ideas during the week!! 🙂

  71. This looks like comfort food at its best! I've never made pork chops in my slow cooker before and they always seem to dry out in the oven. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!