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.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 16 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Pork
- Method: Instant Pot
- 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
- 1 – 2 bay leaves
- 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.
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
Keywords: pork chops, instant pot
I have no more words today…. some days are like that.
Sometimes the news just takes it all away and I want to be in silence.