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Best Instant Pot Pork Chops

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Ready for a tasty dinner without the fuss? Our Instant Pot Pork Chops are all about easy cooking and great flavor. Let’s make dinner simple and delicious in no time!

Keep reading as we explain how simple it is to whip up these Pressure Cooker Pork Chops – perfect for busy weeknights. This is one of my favorite Pork chop recipes.

The Best Instant Pot Pork Chops Recipe

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy Prep: Simple steps for cooking your creamy pork chops.
  • Tender & Tasty: These cooked pork chops are juicy and flavorful.
  • Your Way, Any Day: Serve your boneless loin chops with veg of your choice.

Instant Pot Pork Chops Ingredients:

Here are the ingredients needed for this tasty Pork chops recipe:

  • Onion: Provides a sweet and savory base that deepens the flavor profile of your pork chops.
  • Boneless Pork Chops: Brings protein and hearty satisfaction to the dish. Its tender, juicy texture is the star of this recipe.
  • Salt and Pepper: These basic seasonings enhance the natural flavors of the pork and vegetables, making them more vibrant and tasty.
  • Beef Broth or Veg Stock Cubes: Adds a rich, umami depth to the dish, complementing the pork’s flavor and serving as a flavorful cooking liquid.
  • Hot Water: Helps to dissolve the stock cubes and create a savory broth for the pork chops to cook in, ensuring they’re moist and flavorful.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: Lends a tangy, sweet, and slightly smoky flavor to the dish, enhancing the savory taste of the pork chops.
  • Sour Cream: Adds a creamy, tangy element to the dish, balancing out the richness of the other ingredients and creating a smoother texture.
  • Mashed Root Veg or Cauli Rice: Serves as a comforting, filling base for the pork chops, absorbing the flavorful broth and providing a nice contrast in texture.
  • Green Veg of Choice: Adds a fresh, crunchy component to the dish, providing a color contrast and balancing out the richness of the pork chops with its natural bitterness.
Instant Pot Pork Chops Ingredients.

How to Cook Instant Pot Pork Chops?

Here is a step-by-step guide for cooking pork chops in the Instant Pot:

Step One: Brown Chops

Add pork chops to the Instant Pot. Begin by browning the pork chops on saute mode.

Step Two: Prepare Onions

Chop and add the onions to the browned pork chops and cook until soft. 

Step Three: Add Stock

Mix one cup of water with the beef or vegetable stock. 

Step Four: Add Sauce

Add the Worcestershire sauce and pour the mixture over the pork chops and onions. 

Step Five: Add Trivet and Veg

Add a trivet to your pot and pop in any vegetables you wish to eat with your meals. Broccoli and other green vegetables are a great option if you’re making Keto Pork chops. 

Instant Pot Pork Chops

Chop and add the onions and cook until soft.

Instant Pot Pork Chops

Step Six: Add Liquids To Pot

Mix one cup of water with the beef or vegetable stock. 

Instant Pot Pork Chops

Add the Worcestershire sauce and pour the mixture over the pork chops and onions. 

Instant Pot Pork Chops

Step Seven: Add Vegetables

Add a trivet to your pot and pop in any vegetables you wish to eat with your meals. Broccoli and other green vegetables are a great option if your making Keto Pork chops. 

Instant Pot Pork Chops

Step Seven: Pressure Cook Pork Chops

Pressure cook the pork chops for 8 minutes. Once the chops are cooked, perform a natural release for 5 minutes and then let the remaining pressure out. 

Instant Pot Pork Chops

Step Eight: Add Sour Cream

Finally, add the sour cream to the liquid and stir.

Instant Pot Pork Chops

Step Nine: Serve With Veg

Remove pork chops and serve with root vegetables or cauliflower rice (as a Keto option) and of course, finish with your green vegetables.

Instant Pot Pork Chops

Cooking Tips

  • Thicken Sauce: If you wish to thicken your sauce you can add a teaspoon of cornflour. Alternatively, as a Keto option, you can reduce the liquid using a strainer. For this recipe, I added 1 teaspoon of cornflour. 
  • Pork Chops: For this Instant Pot Pork Chops Recipe, I recommend boneless pork chops. These are the most common type of pork chop and usually come from the shoulder or loin area. They are leaner than bone-in pork chops, making them ideal for pressure cooking. Try to look for thick cuts with even fat distribution across the pork chop to ensure they don’t dry out during the cooking process.

Variations

  • Honey Mustard Glaze: Brush the pork chops with a honey mustard glaze for a sweet and tangy twist.
  • Italian Herb Infusion: Add dried Italian herbs to the sauce for a flavorful Mediterranean kick.
  • Spicy Cajun Blend: Kick up the heat by incorporating Cajun spices for a spicy, flavorful option.
  • Citrus Zest Upgrade: Infuse the sauce with citrus zest, such as orange or lemon, for a bright and zesty flavor.
  • Maple Balsamic Drizzle: Drizzle a maple balsamic reduction over the pork chops for a sweet and savory combination.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Fridge Storage: Keep your Instant Pot Pork Chops fresh by placing them in sealed containers or wrapping tightly in plastic before refrigerating for a maximum of 3-4 days. Remember to label with the date to monitor freshness.
  • Freezing Process: Transfer your pork chops into containers suitable for freezing, ensuring to remove excess air to prevent freezer burn. Safely freeze for an extended period, up to 2-3 months.
  • Reheating Instructions: When reheating, allow the frozen pork chops to thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Warm them up in the microwave with a cover or on the stovetop over gentle heat, making sure they reach an internal temperature of at least 145°F (63°C).

What to Serve With Pork Chops?

Pork chops can be served with a variety of sides, such as potatoes, vegetables, and rice. Serve pork chops with one of the following:

  • Mashed Potatoes: Creamy mashed potatoes make a classic and comforting side.
  • Steamed Vegetables: Keep it healthy with a side of steamed broccoli or green beans.
  • Caesar Salad: A crisp Caesar salad adds a refreshing contrast to the savory pork.
  • Rice or Quinoa: Serve over rice or quinoa for a hearty meal.
  • Garlic Bread: Enjoy with a side of garlic bread for a tasty touch.
  • Root Veggies: For a great side try roasted root vegetables.

FAQ’S

How Long to Cook Boneless Pork Chops

Instant Pot boneless pork chops cook for around 8 minutes in the pressure cooker.

If you can’t find boneless pork chops, bone-in pork chops can also be cooked in the Instant Pot as long as they are thick-cut. You will just need to increase the cooking time by about 2 minutes per side or until they are well done.

Can You Cook Frozen Pork Chops?

Yes, you can cook frozen pork chops in the Instant Pot. Be aware that it will take longer to cook than fresh pork chops, so adjust cooking times accordingly.

As with fresh pork chops, there is no need to defrost frozen ones before adding them to the pressure cooker.
To help ensure your pork chops are cooked through, insert a digital thermometer into the center of the pork chops. Once it reads an internal temperature of 145°F, your pork is ready to be enjoyed!

Can I Add Mushrooms to This Creamy Pork Chops Recipe?

Yes, feel free to add sliced mushrooms when cooking this creamy pork chops recipe. This will add an extra layer of flavor and make a delicious meal even better!

Can I Slow Cook Pork Chops in the Instant Pot?

Yes, you can slow-cook pork chops in the Instant Pot! To do this, simply add all of your ingredients to the Instant Pot and select the “slow cooker” setting.

Slow-cook your tender pork chops for 6–8 hours on low, or 3–4 hours on high. Once the slow cooker pork chops are cooked through, serve with your favourite sides and enjoy!

What to Do With Leftover Pork Chops

Leftover pork chops can be enjoyed as part of a delicious lunch or dinner the next day.

Try shredding them up and using as a filling for tacos or burritos. Or make a hearty pork chop soup by adding vegetables, potatoes, beans, and then simmering in chicken broth.

You can also refrigerate or freeze the pork chops to enjoy at a later date.

Instant Pot Pork Chops

Instant Pot Pork Chops

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Creamy Instant Pot Pork Chops Recipe will definitely love the whole family. It can be a healthy alternative meal by serving with with root vegetables or cauliflower rice.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 beef or vegetable stock cubes
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 1 teaspoon of Worchestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • Mashed root veg or cauliflower rice (Keto option)
  • Green vegetable of your choice

Instructions

  1. Begin by browning the pork chops on "sauté" mode.
  2. Chop and add the onions and cook until soft. Then mix one cup of water with the beef or vegetable stock. 
  3. Add the Worcestershire sauce and pour the mixture over the pork chops and onions. 
  4. Add a trivet to your pot and pop in any vegetables you wish to eat with your meals. Broccoli and other green vegetables are a great option if your making Keto Pork chops. 
  5. Pressure cook for 8 minutes. Once the food is cooked, natural release for 5 minutes and then let the remaining pressure out. 
  6. If you wish to thicken your sauce you can add a teaspoon of corn flour. Finally add the sour cream to the liquid and stir.

Notes

For this Instant Pot Pork Chops Recipe, I recommend boneless pork chops. These are the most common type of pork chop and usually come from the shoulder or loin area. They are leaner than bone-in pork chops, making them ideal for pressure cooking. Try to look for thick cuts with even fat distribution across the pork chop to ensure they don’t dry out during the cooking process.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 525Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 151mgSodium: 424mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 51g

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2 Comments

  1. Is there a instruction booklet for the Duo Nova instant pot that I can download that you know of? My husband is having some problems with this and we therefore are having a problem.

    Thank you very much for your help

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