This keto easy slow cooker pork steaks recipe is a knockout way to make perfect pork steaks or large pork chops that are never dry, bursting with flavor, and their own rich gravy right from the slow cooker!
This pork steak slow cooker recipe will become one of your favorite ways to cook crock pot pork chops!
We recently got a side of pork, and when I pulled out packages of pork steaks, I wondered how to cook pork steaks - what is the difference between a pork steak and a pork chop?
How do you cook pork steaks to tender?
Can you cook a pork steak in the slow cooker?
First, let's start off with the difference between pork chops and pork steaks.
Pork Chops vs. Pork Steaks
Pork Chops and Pork Steaks taste the same - but look different, and are cut from different part of the pork loin.
All the meat along the loin is considered pork chops - but the very front and very back parts of the loin have different bones.
The center cut rib pork chop and the ribeye pork steak both come from the center of the loin - though their bones are different.
Both pork chops and pork steaks can be dry if overcooked or cooked wrong - but are easy if done correctly.
I like to cook them either in a slow cooker (slow and low), or seared in a pan and then baked in a very hot oven to bring perfect, tender and never-dry pork.
For pork steaks though, this slow cooker pork steak recipe really is my absolute favorite.
It brings tender, juicy, and delicious pork steaks - just drop in the slow cooker and go about your day!
Perfect Tender Pork Steaks in the Slow Cooker
This recipe is really more of a technique than a recipe - how to cook pork steaks in a slow cooker for never-fail tender, juicy pork steaks and pork chops that are delicious on their own - or in wraps, sandwiches, salads, tacos, burritos, or even with pasta!
This easy slow cooker pork steak recipe is incredibly adaptable - you can use any dry herb/seasoning mixture you love (taco spices, bbq rub, pork rub, five spice mix, etc.) - to make tender, never-dry pork steaks in the slow cooker with.
If you're wondering how to cook pork steaks tender in a slow cooker, look no further.
This technique is crazy easy, takes almost no extra ingredients, and is perfect for keto diets, low carb diets, and other restrictive eating plans since there is no extra sugar or gluten added (be sure to check your pork rub if following a strict diet, as there are often preservatives and additives.)
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Tips to Perfect Easy Slow Cooker Pork Steaks:
This recipe for the best pork steaks in the slow cooker is surprisingly simple and delicious, but there are a couple tips and tricks to ensure perfect, never-dry slow cooker pork steaks.
Here are my favorite tips and tricks:
Pat pork dry
I really like to be sure the seasonings I am adding to the pork stick and sink in, so I am sure to pat them dry before adding the rub.
Don't add extra liquid
We're cooking thick cut pork steaks (or thick bone in chops) - which have plenty of fat.
Don't add in extra moisture - you don't need it in the slow cooker!
Use a Rub you love
This recipe is totally adaptable - you can use pork rub, bbq pork rub, herbs de provence seasoning, taco mix, ranch dressing seasoning - any herb mix you love.
Instant Pot Pork Steaks
If you'd like to make this delicious recipe in your Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi, please use the modifications below:
Instant Pot as Slow Cooker
Use your Instant Pot's slow cooker settings and use directions below.
Pressure Cooker Pork Steaks
To speed up the cooking process, you can use an electric pressure cooker.
Follow prep instructions below:
Add pork steaks to instant pot inner pot.
Close lid and set to seal.
Seal and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes, natural release for 15 minutes before quick release.
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Easy Slow Cooker Pork Steaks Recipe
This keto easy slow cooker pork steaks recipe is a knockout way to make perfect pork steaks or large pork chops that are never dry, bursting with flavor, and their own rich gravy right from the slow cooker! This pork steak slow cooker recipe will become one of your favorite ways to cook crock pot pork chops!
- 4 pork steaks
- 2 tablespoon pork rub
- 1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
- Pat any excess moisture off pork steaks with paper towel.
- Generously rub pork steaks with pork rub, salt, and pepper.
- Place in slow cooker and cook on high for 4-6 hours, until fork tender (my slow cookers vary wildly - check pork after 4 hours, and adjust cook time if not tender yet.)
- When pork is fork tender, remove and serve with rice, vegetables, or a salad - or shred and enjoy in tacos, burritos, or a pulled pork sandwich!
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Amount Per Serving Calories 153Saturated Fat 2gCholesterol 59mgSodium 44mgCarbohydrates 3gProtein 19g
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I just cooked these.
I browned it first, added garlic powder, a dash of soy sauce and put potatoes at the bottom. Only cooked for 2 hours as it was just a half one.
It turned out really good.
I made did the recipe this evening with some personal adjustments.
I added fried onion, a few halved cherry tomatoes, two large teaspoons of homemade apple chutney and 1 teaspoon of lazy garlic, a glug of dark soya sauce and a sprinkling of cayenne pepper. I guess those addition were the rub. My steaks cooked in 3 hours and were delicious and the sauce had caramelised as an added bonus. Doing this again next week. Thank you so much for the inspiration.
Um.... your changes sound awesome and I cant wait to try it your way!!!!
I don't even understand how something so simple could be THIS GOOD. My pork steaks were very thin (1/2" at best) so they only needed 2 hrs at High in my Slow Cooker. I used Penzeys Galena Street Rub (a mixture of flake salt, sugar, black pepper, paprika, nutmeg, sage and cayenne red pepper). I'll be using this technique for all my pork chops/steaks from now on.