The apple cider sauce in this slow-cooker pork chop recipe gets extra flavor from chipotle chile peppers. The sauce is absorbed by the butternut squash while cooking, and the end result is a meal the whole family will love.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

2 hrs 30 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, layer butternut squash, celery and onion (see Tip).

  • Generously coat a very large skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Add chops to hot skillet; cook about 5 minutes or until browned on both sides, turning to brown evenly. Arrange chops on top of vegetables in cooker.

  • In a small bowl, stir together apple cider, chile peppers, basil, salt and garlic powder. Pour cider mixture evenly over chops and vegetables in cooker. Cover and cook on low-heat setting 4 hours or on high-heat setting 2 hours.

  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer chops and vegetables to a serving platter. Discard cooking liquid. Spoon yogurt on top of chops.


Tips: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

1 chop, 3/4 cup vegetables and 1 tablespoon yogurt
289 calories; protein 21.7g; carbohydrates 27.7g; dietary fiber 3.7g; sugars 12.9g; fat 10.3g; saturated fat 2.3g; cholesterol 54.7mg; vitamin a iu 11335.6IU; vitamin c 27.5mg; folate 50.6mcg; calcium 127.8mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 69.1mg; potassium 879.1mg; sodium 259.2mg.

3 lean protein, 1 starch, 1 vegetable,1/2 fat, 1/2 fruit