Tender and served in an irresistible smoky gravy, these ultra tender pork chops will have you enjoying this lean meat in no time!
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!
Recipe via tessadomesticdiva.com