Slow Cooker Pork with Mushrooms and Barley Recipe -
Slow Cooker Pork with Mushrooms and Barley Recipe
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Slow Cooker Pork with Mushrooms and Barley

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"A delicious and easy recipe the whole family will enjoy. A great way to tenderize tougher pork chops."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 20 mins


  1. Rub chopped garlic and 1 teaspoon salt into pork chops.
  2. Place barley in slow cooker and top with pork chops. Cover with white mushrooms and chopped onion. Add chicken broth, water, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, salt and a few grinding of fresh black pepper.
  3. Set slow cooker to low. Cover and cook 8 hours.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • I recommend placing pork with the garlic and salt in a glass dish overnight to really enhance the flavor of the pork, and start the cooking the following morning.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Reviews More Reviews

Mar 01, 2013

This was pretty good, especially for crock pot pork chops. They were very tender, and the barley was perfectly cooked. Instead of dicing the onion, I just left it whole so that my picky eaters could get the flavor without the texture of the vegetable. I halved this because my family is small, but I wish I had kept the original amount of barley -- if you're serving six, consider doubling it, or your portions will be small.

Mar 14, 2013

I made this recipe with 4 chops and there was not enough barley. Next time I will use one cup and perhaps add a cup of carrots the last hour. The pork chops fell apart like pulled pork. Should I have seared them in a pan first?


6 Ratings

Mar 06, 2013

Tried & was impressed

Apr 24, 2015

As per other reviewer's suggestions, I doubled the amount of barley . . . big mistake, as the whole dish was ruined! The barley was dry and the pork chops were dryer, to the point that they were inedible. Obviously, one needs to add more cooking liquid if adding more barley than the recipe calls for; just wish I had realized that before I ruined the dish.


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  • Calories
  • 236 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.9 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 28.8 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 1077 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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