Lay onions at bottom of slow cooker and rest pork chops on top, but just wait for the irresistible sauce

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The first time I made the recipe below, I seared an entire pork roast and then placed it into the slow cooker on top of quartered potatoes and onions. Once I took the entire lot out of the slow cooker at the end of cooking time, I realized that it was a little bit like French onion soup. And then I realized I wanted it to be even more like French onion soup. So this is what I did.
First, I used pork chops instead of roast, simply because that's what was in my freezer at the time. Realizing that French onion soup also needs cheese, I shredded up some mozzarella. Along the line of croutons, I thinly sliced potatoes instead of quartering them. The result? An entire meal reminiscent of a favorite appetizer. Scroll down to see the full recipe.
Slow cooker pork chops with potatoes and onions
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 6 hrs, 20 mins
Total Time: 6 hrs, 30 mins
2 onions, thinly sliced
5 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
2 pounds bone-in pork chops
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup hot water
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white wine
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon ketchup
2 whole sprigs fresh thyme
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1. Spread the onions along the bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker.
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Layer the potatoes over the onions.
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Place pork chops on top of potatoes.
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Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
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2. In a small bowl, combine hot water, brown sugar, white wine, soy sauce and ketchup.
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Pour the sauce over everything in the slow cooker.
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Tuck in the sprigs of thyme.
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3. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
4. Remove sprigs of thyme and discard. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over everything.
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Cover and cook on high just until cheese melts, about 20 to 30 minutes.
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Pro tip: To develop even more flavor in the pork, sear it quickly in a skillet before placing it in the slow cooker.
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