Tender & Juicy Slow Cooker Pork Chops With Spicy Barbecue Sauce

This post may contain compensated links. Refer to my disclaimer for more info.

There’s nothing like sinking your teeth into tender, slow cooker pork chops that have been infused with rich flavor.  Especially when that flavor is a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce.  I’ve shared many a pork chops recipe, but to spice things up (see what I did there?), I made a barbecue sauce recipe with a little heat that turned out quite scrumptious.  If like me, you’re on the lookout for easy delicious recipes that take the pressure off of crazy days, then this bbq dish is for you.

close up of slow cooker pork chops

Slow Cooker Pork Chops

You’ll find a printable recipe card and fun video below, but basically, here’s the process for this recipe:  Add seasoned pork chops to an oiled skillet (this step can be skipped but it adds so much flavor) on med-high heat.  Sear for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.  Add meat to the slow cooker.  In a large bowl, stir together ingredients for barbecue sauce and pour over pork chops.  Cover and cook on low for 4 hours!  You are done.

Easy Peasy!


  • olive oil
  • large package of pork chops (I prefer with the bone for this recipe)
  • garlic powder
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 2 cups sweet BBQ sauce
  • 3/4 cup Heinz 57
  • 2 Tablespoons hot sauce


Here’s your printable recipe card for the best slow cooker pork chops recipe prep in 10 minutes or less:

Tender & Juicy Slow Cooker Pork Chops With Spicy Barbecue Sauce
  • 2 T olive oil to skillet
  • large package of pork chops (I prefer with the bone for this recipe)
  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 1/2 T pepper
  • 1 T salt
  • 2 cups sweet BBQ sauce
  • 3/4 cup Heinz 57
  • 2 T hot sauce
  1. (optional) Add seasoned pork chops to an oiled skillet on med-high.
  2. Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  3. Add meat to the slow cooker.
  4. In a large bowl, stir barbecue sauce ingredients.
  5. Pour BBQ sauce over pork chops.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours!

Like I mentioned, searing the meat quickly on the outside with golden brownness caramelizes the surfaces of the meat, which enhances the pork chops with an incredible depth of flavor.  It also gives the meat a more appetizing color.  I made a video with some visual eye candy just for you!

can’t view video? watch BBQ pork chops

I have a hard time finding the Sweet & Spicy Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce AND the Moore’s BBQ Sauce brands that we like the best. Of course, Amazon typically has both online!  This slow cooker pork chops recipe has been an easy go-to fast recipe for me when I’m in a pitch.  I hope it brings joy to your home like it does mine.

Let me hear from you in the comments – don’t you love slow cooker pork chops?!


EASY slow cooker pork chops infused with sweet and spicy barbecue sauce

our favorite BBQ joint 


Published on HuffPost, Okefenokee Living Magazine, and more, Shan is a Family Travel Journalist with a passion for helping women lose the overwhelm of planning family-friendly trips in the south. She shares travel reviews & insider secrets that Women REALLY want to know about Georgia, Florida, & the Carolinas vacations.

☕️ It’s THE REAL DEAL around here ☕️



  1. Rebecca Strength and Sunshine
    February 28, 2018 / 8:51 am

    Can’t go wrong when cooking in the slow cooker!

    • Shan
      February 28, 2018 / 11:11 am

      Agreed, Rebecca!!! 😉


  2. Rebecca Hicks
    February 28, 2018 / 10:35 am

    Wow these sound SO good. I love how simple they are, and I definitely want to give them a try. I’ll need to add it to my menu for next week- YUM!

    • Shan
      February 28, 2018 / 11:11 am

      Yay, Rebecca! I LOVE simple and easy!!! 😉


  3. Katherine
    February 28, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    Your recipes always make my mouth water (and send me scrounging through our kitchen) and this one is no exception! I love anything with the slow cooker because I rarely mess it up! 😉 can’t wait to try these!

    • Shan
      February 28, 2018 / 10:04 pm

      You are SO kind, Katherine! Made my day. Believe it or not I’ve had a few flops when it comes to slow cookers but this one is a no-brainer for sure!


  4. Melanie
    February 28, 2018 / 6:02 pm

    Shan, you had me at slow cooker!! My husband will love the spicy kick too! I may have to tone it down a bit for myself, still working my way up to heat, but I’m getting there, slowly but surely!

    • Shan
      February 28, 2018 / 10:03 pm

      I hear ya! I used to never like spicy [I’m still pretty wimpy compared to my crew], but I love the kick that this sauce gives without being too much. 😉


  5. Steph
    March 1, 2018 / 7:17 am

    I have some pork chops in my freezer that are begging for this barbecue treatment! Thanks for the motivation and the recipe! Easy meals like this are a lifesaver!

    • Shan
      March 1, 2018 / 10:15 am

      This makes my day, Steph. Let me know how you like them! 😉


  6. Meghan
    March 1, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    YUM! I’m going to have to try this recipe. Thanks!

  7. Erica
    March 1, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    Oh, yum! This sounds sososo good!

  8. Tadej
    March 6, 2018 / 5:50 am

    I should get that souce and I am ready to grill!

  9. maliblue
    October 16, 2018 / 10:00 am

    i am the only one in my family who adds BBQ sauce when eating pork or beef! But i just can’t help it! I will share this post with them so we can have it at home one of these days.


  10. Kate Loves Travel
    October 16, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    This sounds like a great recipe – yum! I really need to invest in a slow cooker…

    • Shan
      October 16, 2018 / 1:20 pm

      Yes, Kate. I don’t know what I would do without my slow cooker! lol

      much love,

  11. Marjie Mare
    October 16, 2018 / 5:02 pm

    That meat looks so juicy and delicious! This is exactly how I like my pork chops.

  12. Stephanie
    October 16, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    I always enjoy a good slow cooker meal. With my oldest starting kindergarten this year (so longer school days) it’s nice to be able to have dinner ready when he gets home. Both of my boys will eat pork chops, so I’ll have to try this soon!

  13. Jolina
    October 16, 2018 / 9:03 pm

    I love tender juicy pork chops. I hate biting into dry, really tough ones! The BBQ sauce is a nice bonus.

  14. Wendy Lemeric
    October 17, 2018 / 9:45 am

    oh my gosh, that is so mouthwatering. I am so hungry right now just by looking at the photo. Might try this someday.

  15. Joshua
    October 17, 2018 / 11:44 am

    Ok that is a meal I could definitely enjoy! Love how you BBQ pork chops turned out, look delicious!

  16. Helene
    October 17, 2018 / 1:16 pm

    They look gorgeous and so delicious! Slow cooking is the best way to have a tasty and healthy meal. It’s dinner time now and I think I am so hungry after all these photos!

  17. Tiffany Meiter
    October 17, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    I love BBQ! This looks amazing and really yummy. A great way to have BBQ in the months that it’s not exactly grilling season.

  18. Morgan Shaw
    October 17, 2018 / 6:38 pm

    Reading your posts are so dangerous they make me so hungry ! I look forward to making this recipe.

  19. Morgan Shaw
    October 17, 2018 / 6:40 pm

    Reading your posts are so dangerous they make me so hungry! I look forward to making this recipe

  20. Flossie McCowald
    October 17, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    Oh my goodness, I HAVE to try this!!! My hubby loves BBQ but always looks down his nose at my slow-cooker meals (he finds them “flavorless”), and we all LOVE pork chops, so this sounds like a win-win!

    • Shan
      October 18, 2018 / 8:42 am

      It is hard to infuse that flavor in the slow cooker sometimes but I hope you knock his socks off with this one, Flossie! 😉 Let me know!


  21. Crystal Mendez
    October 17, 2018 / 10:27 pm

    This recipe looks easy enough! I bet my Dad would love it. I usually make him a pork roast in my slow cooker and we shred it for sandwiches. Will have to try this next time.

    • Shan
      October 18, 2018 / 8:40 am

      Shredding it for sandwiches sounds awesome! Let me know how it goes when you make it!


  22. Lindsay Joseph
    October 18, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    My cousins out here in NC LOVE porkchops. I dont eat any pork but even these made my mouth water. I may have to make these one day next time we visit them

  23. Kat Hefner
    November 25, 2018 / 12:20 pm

    Trying Your recipe today…They look and sound Delicious !!!

    • Shan
      November 26, 2018 / 8:03 am

      Awww, I can’t wait to hear what you think, Kat! 🙂


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Verified by MonsterInsights