Why cook Pork Chops in your Instant Pot?
One of the most common questions I get about using my Instant Pot is why I would choose cooking things in my pressure cooker over using an oven or a stove top. It is a fair question as there are a number of recipes that I don’t think should be made in an Instant Pot. A good steak for instance needs a good searing and pressuring cooking isn’t doing it any justice. For me, I find the convenience of my Instant Pot allowing me to cook in one pot and thus only having to clean up one pot makes a huge difference when life gets busy.
The Instant Pot is also great for traveling or camping when you don’t have access to a full kitchen. I remember when we were remodeling our kitchen and had to eat takeout for weeks. If I had my Instant Pot then it would be an entirely different situation.
How Long to Cook Frozen Pork Chops in Instant Pot
Also, your pressure cooker allows you to cook frozen proteins with ease. If these pork chops were frozen, all you need to do is add a few minutes (I usually will double cook time) to the pressure cooking time and you are good to go, just note that it will take more time for your pressure cooker to come to pressure if you are using frozen meat.
To learn more about the benefits of pressure cooking check out our Pressure Cooker Guide.
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Easy Pork Chop Recipe with Gravy
Instant Pot Pork Chops with gravy made quickly in your pressure cooker. This easy recipe is packed full of flavor using boneless pork chops.
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 2-4 thick cut boneless pork chops
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1/3 cup apricot preserves
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup cold water
Place oil and pork chops into the Instant Pot. Saute and brown each side. If necessary, saute in batches to accommodate the size of your pork chops and size of your pressure cooker.
Return all pork chops to pan and add cider, preserves, brown sugar, salt and pepper and mix well.
Place the lid onto the Instant Pot and seal shut. Close the pressure release valve. Set the instant pot to manual, high pressure for 10 minutes.
When cooking cycle is complete, naturally release pressure for 10 minutes before opening pot.
Set pot to saute and whisk in cornstarch and water mixture. Bring to a boil until sauce is thick.
Serve with sauce.