Slow Cooked Peach Barbecue Smothered Pork Chops ~ once you try these you’ll never go back to cooking pork chops any other way, they’re fork tender!

Peach Barbecue Smothered Pork Chops 2

There’s some kind of primal switch that gets turned on when I hear the words slow cooked, smothered, and pork chops in the same sentence.  I’ve had these in mind ever since I saw Ashley’s recipe on Center Cut Cook.  I’m so glad I tried this method because they turned out AMAZING and they’ve renewed my faith in pork chops.  I never ever think to buy them because my only experience has been with dry and overcooked meat.  These pork chops are the exact opposite.  They fall off the bone, and you can eat them with a spoon.  A spoon.   This will be the way I make pork chops forever after.

Peach Barbecue Smothered Pork Chops

I just love to make the occasional hearty meal in the middle of summer, it feels like a real luxury after weeks of light eating.  These are double the luxury because, after a quick browning you set them and forget them.  Need another excuse?   When else are you going to find fresh ripe peaches except in mid summer?  You have no choice but to make this now.  And in fact that peach barbecue sauce is so wonderful, you might want to double the recipe and use the extra on grilled chicken or ribs.  It’s that good.

TIP: Use peach or apricot preserves when fresh peaches are out of season.

Peach Barbecue Smothered Pork Chops

Yield: serves 2


  • 2 bone-in center cut pork loin chops (about 1 -- 1/2 lbs) You can also use boneless
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small Vidalia or Maui onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large shallot, peeled and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 ripe peaches, peeled and chopped
    for the sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 Tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • fresh parsley, minced


  1. Season the chops on both sides with salt and pepper. Coat the bottom of a skillet with the oil and heat on medium high heat until quite hot but not smoking. Brown the chops on both sides and remove to the crock pot.
  2. Lower the heat and add the onions and shallots and garlic to the pan with a dash of water and saute for a couple of minutes. Scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the onions to the chops in the crock pot, making sure to get all the juices from the pan.
  3. Add the peaches to the crock pot as well.
  4. Whisk together the sauce ingredients and pour over the peaches and chops. Cook for 6-7 hours on low.
  5. Carefully remove the chops from the cooker. The meat will be falling off the bone, so if you want them to stay intact, use extra care. Set the meat aside.
  6. Check the remaining liquid for any bone fragments and then puree in a blender or food processor. Taste and adjust the seasonings if necessary.
  7. Serve the chops topped with the sauce and garnished with fresh parsley.


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These were fabulous, and I highly recommend you try them.


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16 Responses to Slow Cooked Peach Barbecue Smothered Pork Chops

  1. YellowTulips says:

    I’m an experienced cook but not too experienced with slow cooking.

    What is the best way to triple this recipe? Obviously, triple the chops — but, what about the rest of the ingredients? I know the amounts of liquid influence the final product in a slow cooker.

    Have been reading your blog for quite a while and enjoy it tremendously.

    Thank you!

    • Sue says:

      Well, if your slow cooker can hold it, I think you could triple all the ingredients. If the sauce is too much, you could boil it down before pureeing, or boil it after pureeing. But from looking at the ingredients, there isn’t an excess amount of sauce, so I’d say triple the whole thing.

  2. Raymund says:

    Love this pork dish! I easily have multiple servings of this

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  4. amber says:

    Hi there! I found your recipe on pinterest. Looks so yummy. Do you think a peach preserve could be substituted and not be too overly sweet? Can’t wait to try.

    • Sue says:

      I think you could use lots of different preserves, and the other ingredients definitely help to mute the sweetness — hope you enjoy them!

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  6. I love a peach sauce – I make something similar to cover chicken, yours sounds so much better.

  7. Anita says:

    Sadly, it’s not peach season here in very wet and cold Melbourne, but it would be the perfect meal for us right now. Do you think I could substitute dried peaches? And double the sauce for 4? Yum.

  8. Wow Sue, these look wonderful. I’m just thrilled that peaches are here! What a fun, unique and delicious way to use the bounty! Your pictures are so drool-worthy!

  9. Shari Kelley says:

    I have felt the same way about pork chops as you do, that they are kind of dry. I probably just don’t know how to cook them though so am excited to try this recipe. The sauce sounds wonderful and Trader Joe’s has amazing peaches right now here in Arizona. Thanks so much!

  10. Mary S says:

    Oh, oh, oh! You don’t have to tell me twice. I am making this as soon as I get the chops!!!! My mouth is watering, so I need to get to the store. I bet this would be good with pork tenderloin and thick boneless chops, too. Thank you for sharing. :)

  11. Linda says:

    These sound absolutely the best! Love the flavor combinations. I have to make this. Thanks for sharing.


  12. Sit down! I love this recipe. I am going to a gathering away from my home and I am in charge of dinner one night. I don’t want to be slaving over a stove and miss out on the frivolities, but I also want to serve up something that is mouthwatering. Perfect! You are my new best friend.

  13. Your crock pot pork chop looks so very tender and succulent. I love the use of peaches here.

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