Juicy and Flavorful: The Art of Cooking Instant Pot Pork Chops

Who doesn’t love a perfectly juicy and flavorful pork chop? In this article, we will explore the secrets of cooking Instant Pot Pork Chops that will leave you craving for more. Whether you prefer bone-in or boneless, this easy recipe will guarantee a delicious meal that pairs perfectly with mashed potatoes or egg noodles.

How Long To Cook Pork Chops In Instant Pot

The cooking time for pork chops in an Instant Pot may vary depending on factors such as size, thickness, and marbling. We recommend using pork chops that are about 3/4″ to 1″ thick with the bone-in for maximum tenderness and flavor. If you can get your hands on pork steaks, they will melt in your mouth with tenderness, but slightly increase the cooking time if they’re thick. Avoid using thin cut (1/4″) pork chops in the pressure cooker.

  • Bone-In Center Cut Chops: Cook for about 15-18 minutes (15 minutes for 3/4″ thick and 18 minutes for 1″ thick).
  • Boneless Loin Chops: Cook for 8-10 minutes.
  • Pork Steaks: If they’re 1″ thick, cook for approximately 20 minutes for a tender result.

If you have frozen pork chops and are short on time, you can still make Instant Pot frozen pork chops by adding about 5 extra minutes to the cooking time. Skip the searing step and keep in mind that the Instant Pot will take longer to come up to pressure when starting from frozen.

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How to Make Pork Chops in the Pressure Cooker

Making pork chops in an Instant Pot is a breeze! Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Season the pork chops and brown them using the sauté function. Alternatively, you can quickly brown them in a pan before transferring to the Instant Pot.
  2. Remove the chops from the pot and add broth or water to deglaze the pan thoroughly. Make sure to scrape off any bits stuck to the bottom, as they can cause the dreaded burn notice.
  3. Follow the cooking directions specific to your recipe and allow the Instant Pot to naturally release for 10 minutes.

To Thicken Gravy:

  1. Prepare a cornstarch slurry using equal amounts of cornstarch and water.
  2. Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode.
  3. Once the juices begin to simmer, gradually add the slurry to thicken the gravy.

What to Make With Pork Chops

Don’t let the delicious juices go to waste! Use them to create a flavorful sauce or gravy by adding red wine and butter. Simmer the mixture until it has reduced by half. For a unique twist, try making Instant Pot ranch pork chops by adding ranch seasoning mix to the gravy.

Pork chops are perfect for a hearty meat n’ potatoes dinner. Pair them with mashed potatoes or easy oven-roasted potatoes. Complete your meal with a fresh Italian salad, roasted green beans, or steamed broccoli for a nutritious and satisfying feast.

What to Do With Leftover Pork Chops

If you have any leftover Instant Pot pork chops, they can be refrigerated for up to three days or kept in the freezer for up to one month. Leftovers are versatile and can be diced, shredded, or sliced into strips for stir-fries, salad toppings, or casseroles.

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Explore More Recipe Delights

If you’re hungry for more tasty pork recipes, check out these options:

  • Crock Pot Pork Chops: Couldn’t be easier.
  • Grilled Pork Teriyaki: Perfect for feeding a crowd.
  • Honey Glazed Mushroom Pork Chops: The best sauce ever!
  • Dr. Pepper Crock Pot Pulled Pork Recipe: Fall-apart tender.
  • Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin (Grilled or Baked): Super juicy.

So there you have it, the secret to perfectly cooked and irresistibly juicy Instant Pot Pork Chops. Whether you’re cooking for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, this recipe will never disappoint. For more mouth-watering recipes and cooking inspiration, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.