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Slow Cooker Pork Cacciatore

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Nutritional information

614 Kcal
calories
31 g
fat
41.8 g
carbohydrates
34.5 g
protein

Slow Cooker Pork Cacciatore

Features:
  • Non Veg
Cuisine:
  • 8 hrs 45 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Hard

Ingredients

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When you have that craving for a home-cooked meal that will warm your insides, a slow cooker pork cacciatore is the answer to curb that hankering. Full of flavors from the Mediterranean basins of Italy, this dish has been people’s favorite for over generations.

Juicy, browned pork chops cooked slowly in white wine and tomatoes, with Italian seasoning in the mix, this dish will get you salivating even before it is ready. The flavors from mushrooms and green bell peppers increase the flavor profile of the entire dish.

This easy recipe for tender pork cacciatore will be something you will pass down for generations.

Health Benefits

For all the people who suffer with anemic symptoms, a deficiency of hemoglobin or have weak muscle strength and low body mass, this dish is full of nutrients that are beneficial for them. Pork is an excellent source of protein and iron that encourages growth and strengthening of the skeletomuscular system. Combined with the nutrients from tomatoes, mushrooms and bell peppers, the dish is full of different vitamins and mineral essential for a healthy body.

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How to Make Slow Cooker Pork Cacciatore

  1. Wash the pork chops thoroughly and pat dry thoroughly with a paper towel.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat; add pork chops in batched and brown them on each side.
  3. Transfer the browned pork chops to a slow cooker or the pot of a crock pot.
  4. In the same skillet, heat olive oil over a medium high heat. Add onions to the oil and fry until softened and browned. Remember to only let them caramelize for a few minutes and burn them.
  5. Add bell peppers and mushrooms to the skillet and sauté until they are soft but haven’t lose their color.
  6. Add pasta sauce, dice tomatoes and dry white wine in the skillet; keep stirring to mix everything together.
  7. Season the sauce with basil, garlic and Italian seasoning, stir everything together.
  8. Pour the sauce to the slow cooker or crock pot, submerging the pork chops. Cover with lid and cook it on a low setting for 7-8 hours or until the meat is tender and juicy.
  9. When ready to serve, add slice of mozzarella on each pork chop while still hot and drizzle a ladleful of the sauce over it.

Note: You can serve the Cacciatore over a bed of rice or spaghetti.

Trivia

Cacciatore style recipes such as this one comes from the sub-category of the Italian cuisine of the same name. Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian and this cuisine, alla cacciatore, refers to dishes prepared “hunter style” with meat, onions and herbs and sometimes wine.

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