how to make chitterlings in a crock pot

How to make Chitterlings in a Crock Pot

Chitterlings, or chitlins, are a traditional African-American dish made from pork intestines. Though not always easy to stomach, chitterlings can be a real treat when prepared properly. Here’s how to make delicious chitterlings in a slow cooker or crock-pot.


  • 1 lb of pork chitterlings
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, if desired


  • Rinse and rinse again: Before cooking, rinse the chitterlings with cold water and scrub with a brush to remove dirt and debris. Then soak them in a large bowl of cold water and rinse them 3-4 times until the water runs clear. This will help get rid of any fishy smell.
  • Prepare: Add all ingredients except the chitterlings to the crock pot. Give it a good stir.
  • Cook: Add the chitterlings to the crock pot and stir everything together. Cover and set the crock pot to cook on high for 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve: When finished, chitterlings should be tender and dark in color. Serve hot with your favorite side dishes.

Making chitterlings in a crock pot is a great way to get that delicious smoky flavor without having to stand over a pot on the stove. With a bit of prep work and the right ingredients, you can have a tasty chitterlings dish that the whole family will enjoy.

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