Smoky and ultra tender, these Instant Pot pork chops are slathered in an irresistible gravy! Low carb, keto and gluten free pork chops in your pressure cooker are easy and healthy!
Tender pork chops are a total crowd pleaser. Kids and families alike will love the smoky savory gravy. Simple steps make this a great weeknight dinner, just like my Cajun chicken bites! I am confident you will be adding this delicious recipe to your menu rotation!
It took me awhile to break the Instant Pot pork chop puzzle.
I tried countess 5 star recipes only to be sorely disappointed with the end result: ultra tough and dry pork chops.
But I didn’t give up…I kept experimenting and ended up developing a flavor mix loaded with umami and flavor.
I have made this so many times now, I am very confident sharing these tender and moist pork chops with you!
Instant Pot boneless pork chops serving suggestions
I have served this with a variety of easy sides! Here are some ideas to help inspire you!
- Sautéed broccoli is my hubby’s favorite and takes under 10 minutes to have on the table.
- My best fresh green beans are super special when they are ripe in my garden.
- My oven roasted potato slices taste like a homemade potato chip!
- Serves atop a bed of any favorite rice.
- Along wide some garlic mashed sweet potato or mashed potato.
- My Cajun slaw is a great base for a low carb dinner!
How long do I cook my Instant Pot pork chops?
The final pressure cook time is based on two primary factors: how thick your chops are, and how tender do you want them? I have based my pressure cook time off of 1″ pork chops (boneless or bone in) as that is is how I usually get them!
- 18 minutes = firmer, but still wield to a fork cut with pressure.
- 20 minutes = much easier to pull apart with fork.
- 22 minutes = shreddable.
If you have thinner or thicker chops, this time will vary by a few minutes either way. If you complete your time and they are still too tough, lock the lid back on and pressure cook another few minutes!
Additional Instant Pot Recipes:
I adore my Instant Pot and have lots of recipes you can check out. Simply search “Instant Pot” in my search bar, or try one of these:
- My easy chili recipe is the best basic chili recipe you can find!
- The kids adore this Instant Pot Rice-a-Roni made with pantry real food staples!
- Husband likes to make these Instant Pot turkey meatballs for us!
- How about this Whole30 Instant Pot creamy mushroom chicken?
Tender Instant Pot Pork Chops in a Bacon Gravy:
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Tender Instant Pot Pork Chops in Bacon Gravy
Tender and served in an irresistible smoky gravy, these ultra tender pork chops will have you enjoying this lean meat in no time!
- 2 slices bacon chopped
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 pounds boneless pork loin chops 1" thick. Bone in also works.
- salt and pepper
- 1 cup bone broth beef or chicken
- 2 tablespoons coconut aminos or gluten free tamari
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Tabasco style hot sauce optional
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder or 4 cloves minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke found near barbecue sauce is most grocery stores.
To thicken gravy:
- 2 tablespoons tapioca starch mixed with 2T water, or use 1 teaspoon xanthan gum for a lower carb version.
- sour cream 1/2 -1 cup mixed in at the end for a fun variation. Totally optional
Preheat the Instant Pot to 'sauté." For browning bacon, I like the 'normal sauté heat.
While the insert preheats, finely chop your bacon, then throw in. Let it begin to brown and release some of it's fat for about 3-5 minutes. Then add in your onion. Cook a few minutes to soften the onion, then remove and set aside.
Fully season both sides of your chops with salt and pepper. Change the 'sauté' feature to 'more' if available. If not, normal sauté mode works.
Place the chops in a single layer...you may need to do this in two batches. The browning develops the flavor, so it is important. After 3-4 minutes, the chop should release easily and be golden brown, flip to the other side to brown. If your chop is sticking, you need to brown a bit more...a well browned meat releases easily.
While the chops brown, mix up your sauce ingredients, set aside..
Once the chops are browned, hit 'cancel." Add all chops back in, and then the onion and bacon mixture. Pout the sauce over the top. Lock on the lid and set 'pressure cook' high for 20 minutes.
Once the timer beeps, hit cancel and quick release. You can also hit cancel and just let it sit there until you are ready to eat dinner, no biggy.
If the liquid is still hot, add in either the tapioca slurry or gum to thicken.
Serve chops with some gravy and enjoy!
The thickness of the chops will effect the end cooking time, If you have thicker than 1" chops, add additional minutes. Likewise, you could reduce time if they are thinner. If they are not easily cut with your fork, you know you need a few more minutes!