Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Chops

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Chops are a sweet, zingy dish loaded with brown sugar and garlic. They’re the perfect weeknight meal with mashed potatoes and some steamed veggies!

two slow cooker brown sugar pork chops on a plate with mashed potatoes and broccoli.

We love easy dinners. There’s a lot happening in our lives, and while we love to cook, we don’t always want to spend our time in the kitchen. That’s why we love these pork chops so much. They’re loaded with flavor, not work!

brown sugar pork chops in a slow cooker.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only takes a handful of simple ingredients.
  • It’s a super-easy slow cooker recipe.
  • The brown sugar and garlic pair perfectly with the tender chops.


bowls of salt, pepper, minced garlic, brown sugar, vegetable oil, and raw pork chops.

You’ll only need six – SIX – ingredients to make this recipe. Aside form the pork chops, you probably have everything you need to make it in your kitchen right now.

All the ingredients are listed here, but you’ll find the exact amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Bone-in pork chops – 1/2-inch thick
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • Garlic – minced
  • Brown sugar

🔪 How to Make Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Chops

Making these chops couldn’t be simpler. It just takes a few minutes of searing, and after that, the slow cooker does all the work. Easy peasy!

seasoned and seared pork chops in a slow cooker.

Step 1: Sear the Pork Chops

Sear the pork chops in oil over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until brown.

garlic on top of seared pork chops in a slow cooker.

Step 2: Slow-Cook

Add the pork chops to the slow cooker, cover them in garlic, and sprinkle the brown sugar over them. Cook for 6 hours on low and enjoy!


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Spicy – For an extra kick of heat and flavor, try adding some red pepper flakes.
  • Onions – Try adding onion slices to the dish, as well.
  • Pork Chops – You can make this dish with chicken breasts, as well.

If you think these pork chops look good, then you’ll love our easy one-skillet pork chops with gravy.

🥄 Equipment

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Skillet
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Slow cooker
two slow cooker brown sugar pork chops on a plate with mashed potatoes and broccoli.

🥫 Storage

Refrigerate these chops for up to 3 days in an air-tight container. For longer storage, you can freeze them for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.

What to Serve with Brown Sugar Pork Chops

These chops are delicious with rice or mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetables. Keep the garlic theme going with some garlic bread or Texas toast, too!

💭 Tips

  • Don’t crowd the pan when searing the pork chops. You’ll reduce the heat, and you won’t get that beautiful color.
  • Your chops should be a minimum of 1/2-inch thick so they don’t cook too fast.
  • If you’re in a rush, you can cook this dish on high for 3 to 4 hours.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Are pork chops healthy?

Yes, they are. They have a bit more fat than chicken breast but not as much as beef, making them a happy medium.

Can you slow cook pork without liquid?

You can. While almost all slow cooker recipes of any kind call for liquid, you don’t actually need it in many cases. In this case, the pork will release the perfect amount of juice while it slow cooks.

How do you sear pork chops?

Sear pork chops in oil over medium-high heat, being sure you don’t overcrowd the pan for a perfectly seared exterior.

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🧾Recipe Card

Want to make this recipe? Print the recipe card below, or pin this recipe, so you can find it later.

two slow cooker brown sugar pork chops on a plate with mashed potatoes and broccoli.

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Chops

These slow cooker brown sugar pork chops are tender, juicy, and delicious. The best part is they only use a handful of ingredients!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 290kcal


  • large skillet
  • slow cooker


  • 6 bone-in Porkchops 1/2 thick
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup brown sugar


  • Add vegetable oil to a large pan at medium to high heat, season the Porkchops with the salt and pepper on both sides and sear on both sides for 2-3 minutes or until brown.
  • Once done add the Porkchops to the slow cooker and spread the garlic all over the Porkchops. Then sprinkle the brown sugar all over top.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours and enjoy!


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

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