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Instant Pot Apple Cider Pork Chops

Instant Pot Apple Cider Pork Chops

Instant Pot Apple Cider Pork Chops are tender and delicious, easily made into a full meal with mashed potatoes and carrots cooked at the same time in the pot.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Pork Chops
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 711 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 6 medium-large russet potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 2 cups carrots cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Pork Chops:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. / 3 bone in center cut pork chops
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

For the Apple Cider Mustard Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain / stone ground mustard

Cornstarch Slurry

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  1. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper on each side.
  2. Turn on the Instant Pot and select Sauté. Once it reads Hot, add the canola oil, wait about 1 minute for the oil to heat up and add the pork chops to the bottom of the pot in one layer. If needed brown them in batches.
  3. Cook the pork chops on each side for about 2-3 minutes, until golden brown. Remove to a dish and cover with foil to keep warm.
  4. Turn off the Sauté mode.
  5. Add the peeled and quartered potatoes to the bottom of the instant pot. Add the chicken broth.

  6. Place the trivet that usually comes with the IP on top of the potatoes, a steamer basket will also work.
  7. Add the carrots. You may add foil to the trivet, to prevent the carrots from falling through the spaces. Poke a few whole with a fork into the foil for steam to circulate.

  8. Add the pork chops on top of the carrots.
  9. Close the lid. Seal the valve. Select High Pressure and input 15 minutes. Do 20-22mins if the pork chops are very thick.

  10. Once the Instant Pot beeps and the cooking time is zero let the pressure release naturally for 10-15 minutes.
  11. Open the lid, remove the trivet with the pork chops and the carrots, add them to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  12. Drain the broth from the potatoes into a cup.
  13. Transfer the potatoes to a bowl. Start mashing the potatoes and add broth little by little, until they are the consistency you desire. You can also add milk or cream instead of the broth. Just do it little by little. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper. Cover the bowl with foil and set aside.
  14. Clean the Instant Pot bowl and select Sauté.
  15. Once it reads Hot add the apple cider, brown sugar and stone ground mustard. You can also stir in the mustard at the end.
  16. Cook to a thick, syrupy glaze, stirring occasionally and until reduced by about half.
  17. Stir the stone ground mustard now if you didn't at the beginning; season with salt and pepper.

Cornstarch Mix Optional:

  1. To thicken the sauce quicker, mix in a cup cornstarch and water until fully dissolved, and add the mixture to the sauce. Stir to combine and simmer.

  2. Serve the pork chops with mashed potatoes, carrots and top the meat with the glaze.
  3. Garnish with parsley.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Apple Cider Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 711 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 115mg38%
Sodium 769mg33%
Potassium 2369mg68%
Carbohydrates 88g29%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 10715IU214%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.