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How to Slow Cook Pork Chops in the Oven

Updated on October 30, 2012
Tender pork with BBQ sauce
Tender pork with BBQ sauce | Source

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Easy and Simple Pork Recipe for Busy People:

This pork recipe is ideal for busy people. It takes hours to cook but less than 10 minutes of your time because the oven will help to do most of the work. All you have to do is marinate the pork of your choice, let it sit in the oven at 250 degrees Fahrenheit, then go do whatever you need to do and come back in about 4 - 5 hours and you will have a very tender pork meal for the day. You can use slow cooker, oven, or simmer in large stock pot to achieve the similar result.

My family loves the tender BBQ pork, but I don't always have the time to do BBQ. So I came up this alternative way to satisfy my family's request. I usually turn on the oven shortly after lunch and I would have the juicy and tender BBQ pork ready by dinner time. Here is my easy recipe for a BBQ pork meal for my family with the help of an oven:


BBQ pork, Broccoli, Onion and Steamed Rice
BBQ pork, Broccoli, Onion and Steamed Rice | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 hours
Ready in: 5 hours 5 min
Yields: 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4-5 lbs Pork Shoulder Butt
  • 1 tbsp Salt, or less depending on the size of the pork
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder, or less depending on the size of the pork
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Remove any fat from the pork. Don't worry if you can't remove all the fat because you can still do so after the pork is cooked. Marinate the pork with salt and garlic powder or any other ingredients of your choice in a deep container. No need to add water or other liquid.
  3. Cover the container.
  4. Put the container inside the oven and let it sit for 4-5 hours. You can cook it longer if you want. You will see a lot of liquid in the container after the hours of cooking the pork.
  5. Remove any unwanted fat and bone.
  6. Warm up BBQ sauce in a large skillet, then add in the pork.
  7. Serve the BBQ pork with the food you like. It goes well with almost everything.
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Marinate the Pork Shoulder Meat with Salt and Garlic Powder Pork Shoulder MeatCook the pork with lid on for 4-5 hours with 250 degree Fahrenheit. Liquid came out after the pork is cookedRemove the unwanted fat with a pair of chopsticks.Mix pork meat with BBQ sauce.Steamed broccoliStir fried onionServe BBQ pork with steamed rice, broccoli and onion.
Marinate the Pork Shoulder Meat with Salt and Garlic Powder
Marinate the Pork Shoulder Meat with Salt and Garlic Powder | Source
 Pork Shoulder Meat
Pork Shoulder Meat | Source
Cook the pork with lid on for 4-5 hours with 250 degree Fahrenheit.
Cook the pork with lid on for 4-5 hours with 250 degree Fahrenheit. | Source
Liquid came out after the pork is cooked
Liquid came out after the pork is cooked | Source
Remove the unwanted fat with a pair of chopsticks.
Remove the unwanted fat with a pair of chopsticks. | Source
Mix pork meat with BBQ sauce.
Mix pork meat with BBQ sauce. | Source
Steamed broccoli
Steamed broccoli | Source
Stir fried onion
Stir fried onion | Source
Serve BBQ pork with steamed rice, broccoli and onion.
Serve BBQ pork with steamed rice, broccoli and onion. | Source

How to Stir Fry Onion

My family loves eating stir fried onion because the onion is sweet after it is cooked. No need to add any sugar. Here is how:

  1. Cut an onion into small strips,
  2. Heat 1 tbsp cooking oil in a large skillet and add in the onion,
  3. Immediately add in 1/2 tbsp soy sauce,
  4. Stir and cook for 2-4 minutes. The longer you cook, the softer onion you will get.

Using the Remaining Pork Stock to Make Mash Potato

The pork stock that is left in the container is perfect for making mash potato. Here are the steps:

  1. Use a mesh sieve to remove any oil or fatty stuff that flows on the stock,
  2. Wash the potatoes and remove the skin if necessary,
  3. Slice the potatoes into thin pieces,
  4. Add the potato pieces into the container that holds the stock and put it back into the oven. Bake for 15 - 30 minutes at 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Or you can transfer the stock into a stock pot, add in the pieces of potato and boil them for 15 - 20 minutes.
  5. Smash the potato and season it with salt, garlic powder, basil and/or parsley flakes. Adding butter to the mash potato will make it even tastier but will increase the calorie and fat.

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Mash potato, BBQ pork and KaleSlice the PotatoRemove the oil from the pork stockPotatoPreparing the potato for bakingBaking the potatoScope out the extra pork stock.Mash potatoMash potato
Mash potato, BBQ pork and Kale
Mash potato, BBQ pork and Kale | Source
Slice the Potato
Slice the Potato | Source
Remove the oil from the pork stock
Remove the oil from the pork stock | Source
Potato
Potato | Source
Preparing the potato for baking
Preparing the potato for baking | Source
Baking the potato
Baking the potato | Source
Scope out the extra pork stock.
Scope out the extra pork stock. | Source
Mash potato
Mash potato | Source
Mash potato
Mash potato | Source

Slow Cook Pork with A Stock Pot

Here is how to use a stock pot to cook the pork:

  1. In a large stock pot, boil water that is just enough to cover up the pork.
  2. Add the pork into the pot,
  3. Lower the heat to medium until the water is boiled again,
  4. Turn the heat to low and let it simmer for 4 hours. Make sure the pot is covered with a lid for the whole time.
  5. Carefully transfer the pork onto a large plate or skillet before adding in BBQ sauce. Use a large mesh sieve to help if needed because the meat will be very tender and easy to fall apart by then.


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    • kittyjj profile imageAUTHOR

      Ann Leung 

      5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Thank you Marcy for reading and commenting.

    • Marcy Goodfleisch profile image

      Marcy Goodfleisch 

      5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Such a great and easy way to make a good meal! I love oven-baked anything, and I like the idea of using this as a quick meal for those days when your schedule is all-too-busy!

      Voted up and up!

    • kittyjj profile imageAUTHOR

      Ann Leung 

      5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Thank you carol7777. This dish can really help save the day when you only have few minutes to cook.

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      carol stanley 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      Your photos look delicious. Looks easy and very tasty. It is amazing how enticing pictures of food can be..Thanks for sharing this.

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