SEARIOUS™ Slow Cooking
Pork Chops Provençal
Provençal cooking brings the flavors of France and the Mediterranean together. Pork is simmered in a sauce rich with the flavors of vegetables, bacon, and fennel. Slow cooking melds the flavors for a perfectly seasoned dish.
PREP: 15 minutes • COOK: 5 hours, 25 minutes • SERVINGS: 6
¼ pound bacon, cut into 1-inch strips
6 bone-in center-cut pork chops
Salt and ground black pepper
1 large onion, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (14.5 ounces) chopped tomatoes, undrained
1 package (8 ounces) frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and drained
1 cup pitted kalamata olives
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
- Set to STOVETOP MED and place bacon in pot. Cook uncovered 10 minutes or until bacon is crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon from pot and drain on paper towels.
- Season pork with salt and black pepper. Add pork to pot. Cook 10 minutes or until browned on both sides.
- Return bacon to pot. Add onion, garlic, tomatoes, artichokes, olives, and fennel seeds to pot. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set to SLOW COOK LOW for 5 to 7 hours. Cover and cook until pork is fork-tender.
To provide the same great flavor, substitute turkey bacon for the bacon in this recipe.