Yummy Instant Pot Pork Chops with Cream of Mushrooms
Is it me or do pork chops take a long time to cook? I’ve found when I make instant pot pork chops, I’m able to reduce the time by half, if not more. Not to mention, no need to babysit them on the stove.
Cooking in the instant pot makes, in my opinion, some of the most tender pork chops we have ate. May this recipe become one of your favorite pork chop recipes.
I sear the pork chops right in the instant pot and then add the rest of the ingredients and close it, to get dinner on the way. Serving with a side of mashed potatoes or biscuits makes the meal complete.
Where Do Pork Chops Come From?
Boneless pork chops can be cut from a pork loin. Cut the chops as thick as you want (we suggest between 1-2 inches). Trim off any extra fat (if you desire). You can cut thinner pork chops, they will cook quicker. The thicker they are, will require additional cooking time.
Buy a pork loin when it is on sale and cut it into pork chops, to save money.
Do You Need To Sear the Pork Chops Before Cooking?
Searing the pork chops carnalizes the meat and enhances the flavor. Getting a nice brown crust on the meat enhances the flavor profile of your dish. It also is visually appetizing. You also get those delicious browned bits that will make your gravy delicious.
Instant Pot Pork Chops with Mashed Potatoes
- 4 pork chops, 3/4" - 1" thick
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 can chicken stock/vegetable stock
- 3 tablespoons corn starch
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Cut boneless pork chops in half
- Add pepper to both sides
- Put your Instant Pot on sauté and add olive oil
- Place the pork chops into the Instant Pot and sear both sides of the pork chops.
- Add the cream of mushroom soup and broth. Stir and remove any bits from the bottom of the pot.
- Add the corn starch and stir to incorporate.
- Place the cover on the Instant Pot and cook on meat mode for 20 minutes on high.
- Allow to natural release and remove pork chops and sauce.
- Serve the pork chops over mashed potatoes.
How Long Do You Cook Pork Chops in the Instant Pot?
Our pork chops were cooked in the pressure cooker for 20 minutes on high. They were fork tender. We also cut the pork chops in half, for quicker cooking. You can add pork chops to you instant pot, if desired.
How Long Does it Take Boneless Pork Chops to Cook?
Pork chops are cooked when their internal temperature hits 145F. By cooking the chops in the instant pot, they take about 20 minutes of time to cook. This is when you pressure to release naturally.
How Do You Cook Frozen Pork Chops?
I have not done this and do not recommend because you are running the risk if having to cook the frozen pork chops again because they did not reach the proper temperature. Or perhaps they are not tender. And now you are really hungry and order pizza.
Do You Add Liquid to Your Instant Pot?
Besides adding the cream of mushroom soup, we also add chicken broth/chicken stock to pressure cook the pork with a little corn starch to thicken gravy. At the minimum, you need a cup of liquid added to your pressure cooker to keep it from going to burn mode.
How Do You Brown the Pork Chops?
Use the sauté mode on your pressure cooker (if yours does not have this, turn it on and sauté as it heats up). Be sure to add a little olive oil and don’t forget the black pepper to season!
What do You Serve with Pork Chops?
Serve your pork chops with a vegetable, like green beans. You can eat a pork chop alone, or pour some of the delicious gravy over them. Even better serve them on top of mashed potatoes and pour gravy over them.