Pork Chops and Onions, Instant Pot

I have been somewhat hesitant about using my Instant Pot for cooking dinner.

I have happily used it to cook spaghetti squash and apple sauce and all sorts of dried beans. I’m using it 2 or 3 times a week for those things. But I seem to be avoiding making a main course for dinner.

It could be because if I screw it up we’d end up having omelets. I like omelets, though, so that shouldn’t stop me.

Maybe it’s just fear of failure…..

I know it has to do with quantities and types of cooking.

I want 2 servings – not 4 or 6 servings.

I don’t want pulled pork or barbecued chicken sandwiches or pork tacos with pineapple salsa.

And I really don’t want something that has to be finished in the oven.

I want to make my food.

I decided to stock up on eggs for those omelets and just wing it.

This was my 2nd try. First was the lamb ribs which was a ‘finish on the grill’ recipe.

We love doing pork on the grill in summer and in the slow cooker during winter.

I want to do it in the Instant Pot. I could not find instructions anywhere on doing 2 pork chops…. So I just did it.

They were good, but next time I think I’ll do them 2 minutes longer.

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Pork Chops and Onions, Instant Pot

I had boneless chops that were about 3/4″ (1.5cm) thick. They were tender, but not falling apart. Our preference is falling apart so next time I will add 2 minutes to the cooking time.

  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Instant Pot

Ingredients

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  • 2 pork chops, (12oz, 360gr total weight) boneless, cut in half 
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 tbs olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup (8oz, 240ml) chicken broth
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 12 bay leaves

Instructions

  • Mix paprika and flour
  • Coat pork chops in flour mixture.
  • Set the Instant Pot to Saute for 3 minutes.
  • When hot add half the olive oil and the pork chops.
  • Brown pork on both sides, turning once. Remove to a plate.
  • Set the Instant Pot to Saute for 3 minutes (again).
  • Add remaining oil, onions, and cook, stirring occasionally. 
  • Add chicken broth and scrape up any browned bits. 
  • Add any remaining flour and stir to combine.
  • Add Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves and chops.
  • Secure cover, set Instant Pot to High Pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Natural release for 10 minutes then quick release.
  • Remove bay leaves and serve.

Notes

If your chops are thicker or thinner you may want to adjust the time by a few minutes.

The time does not include coming up to pressure or releasing pressure. Total time was about 35 minutes

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6 thoughts on “Pork Chops and Onions, Instant Pot”

  1. I made ribs in the Instant Pot. I timed them a couple minutes less than the recipe called for just in case. They were dry and tasteless. I’ll do hard boiled eggs all day long in it, but it will be awhile before I try a main dish again.

  2. Onelettes are a great standby but I would never think a standby would be needed by such a kitchen expert as yourself xx

    • There is a bit of a learning curve – mainly because I can’t find any recipes I like with the quantities I want to get started. All things in time.

  3. Glad that you are experimenting because I just started with an InstaPot and, like you, only cook for two. So far I’ve only used it to make steamed butternut squash to use in a recipe, but I’m going to try your recipe…it sounds delicious. Of course, if we made double the amount, there would be another (already cooked and ready to re-heat) dinner in a couple of days and anything with onions seems to taste better after a day or two in the fridge.

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