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Instant Pot Autumn Apple Pork Chops

Instant Pot Autumn Apple Pork Chops

Ingredients

3 Apples (I prefer a sweet variety, like Red Delicious) sliced about 1/4″ thick

1 Small Sweet Onion (Walla Walla, Vidalia, etc) Cut in half and thinly sliced.

2-4 Pork Chops (I prefer bone-in 3/4″)

Salt

Pepper

1 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil

1/4 cup Plus 1 Tbsp Water (divided)

4 Tbsp. Butter (unsalted)

4 Tbsp. Brown Sugar

1/4 tsp. Cinnamon

1/4 tsp. Nutmeg

Pinch of Salt

2 Tbsp. Corn Starch

3 Tbsp. Cold Water

Optional

2-4 Small Potatoes (to cook with pork chops as a side dish)

Garnish

Chopped Pecans (optional)

Directions

1. Prepare apples by coring, and slicing (peeling is optional. I never do). Set aside. Remove the outer skin of the onion. Cut in half and slice thinly (You will have half circles). Set aside.

2. Season the pork chops with a sprinkling of salt and pepper on each side. Go lightly on the pepper. Set aside while pot warms up. Turn the IP to Sauté mode (Normal heat). When the display reads “Hot” add the oil to the pot.

3. Add the pork chops, two at a time, and brown on each side for about 4 minutes per side. Remove to a plate and set aside. Add the onion and 1 Tbsp water. Cook the onion, stirring frequently and scraping to deglaze the pot (get all of the brown bits off the bottom). I like to use a wooden spoon. When the onions are translucent and tender, add the butter and stir until melted.

4. Add the apples and 1/4 cup water. Stir well. Add the pork chops (and any juices on the plate) back in and just set them on top of the apples. Don’t stir. If you are cooking potatoes with this dish, set them on top of the pork chops. Leave them whole (small potatoes).

5. Put the lid on the pot and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position. Cancel the Sauté mode. Press the Manual (or Pressure Cook) button and then the + or – button to select 10 (8 minutes for thinner chops) minutes.

6. ***Yes, the pot will come to pressure with only 1/4 cup of water in it. This is because the apples will release water as the pot is heating up and building pressure, so you will be okay. It’s the same for making applesauce! While the pork chops are cooking, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt. Set aside.

7. When the cook cycle ends and the pot beeps, don’t do anything to it, just let it naturally release pressure for 10 minutes (the counter will begin counting up). After the 10 minutes is up, turn the steam release knob to manually release the remaining pressure. When the pin in the lid drops, open the lid. Remove the pork chops (and potatoes) to a plate and cover with foil or a lid to keep warm.

8. Turn the Sauté mode back on.
Add the brown sugar mixture to the apple mixture and stir. Mix the corn starch with the cold water. Stir the corn starch slurry into the apple mixture, stirring constantly. When the mixture thickens, turn off the pot. Remove apple gravy to a serving bowl immediately.

9. Serve the pork chops smothered in the warm apple gravy. Yum! Garnish with chopped pecans, if desired.

Source Simply Happy Foodie

Pioneer Woman’s Instant Pot Sticky Pork Lettuce Wraps

Instant Pot Sticky Pork Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients

FOR THE PICKLED ONION:

1/2 c. rice vinegar (or other white vinegar)

2 tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. kosher salt

Pinch of red pepper flakes

1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced

FOR THE PORK AND SAUCE:

1/2 c. plus 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar

2 tsp. ground ginger

2 tsp. five-spice powder

2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste

1 tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. mustard powder

1 1/2 to 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into thirds

2 tbsp. olive oil

2/3 c. low-sodium chicken broth

1/4 c. hoisin sauce

1/4 c. soy sauce

3 tbsp. rice vinegar

2 tbsp. Thai sweet chili sauce

1 tbsp. Sriracha, or more to taste

1 tbsp. cornstarch

Bibb lettuce leaves, toasted sesame seeds and sliced scallions, for serving

Directions

1. For the pickled onion: Bring the vinegar, sugar, salt, red pepper flakes and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. Put the red onion in a heatproof bowl and pour the vinegar mixture on top. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

2. For the pork: Whisk 2 tablespoons brown sugar, the ginger, five-spice powder, salt, pepper and mustard powder in a large bowl. Add the pork, turning to coat in the rub. Add the olive oil to a 6- or 8-quart Instant Pot and set to sauté. When hot, add the pork and brown 2 minutes per side. Remove to a plate. Add the broth to the pot and scrape up the browned bits from the bottom. Whisk in the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, chili sauce and Sriracha. Return the pork to the pot.

3. Put on and lock the lid, making sure the steam valve is in the sealing position. Set to pressure-cook on high for 45 minutes. After the time is up, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then carefully turn the valve to the venting position to release the remaining pressure. Turn off the pot and remove the lid. Remove the pork to a baking sheet and shred with 2 forks.

4. Set the Instant Pot to sauté, then stir in the remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar. Remove 3 tablespoons of the liquid from the pot to a small bowl; whisk in the cornstarch. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the pot and cook, stirring, until the sauce is thickened, about 10 minutes; season with salt. Return the pork to the pot and stir. Serve the pork in the lettuce leaves and top with the pickled onion, sesame seeds and scallions.

Source The Pioneer Woman

Family Favorite Pork Chops

Family Favorite Pork Chops

Ingredients

4 pork loin Chops

1 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. pepper

1 C. Italian breadcrumbs

1 Tbsp. Garlic powder

1 C. Flour

1 large egg, beaten

Olive oil cooking spray

Directions

1. Rinse and pat them dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.

2. In one shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and the garlic powder. In another bowl add the flour and in a third bowl add the large egg.

3. Next, dip each pork chop into the flour and then the beaten egg, then dredge in the breadcrumbs mixture, turning to coat evenly. Lightly grease the chops on all sides with cooking spray.

4. Air fry in batches at 400°F for ten minutes, then flip the chops and continue to fry until cooked through and golden, about five minutes.

Source The best air fryer recipes on the planet

Hearty Sausage & Spinach Tortellini Soup

Instant Pot Creamy Sausage & Spinach Tortellini Soup

Ingredients

1 lb ground Italian sausage

1 medium yellow onion chopped

3 large carrots chopped

2 stalks celery chopped

3 cloves garlic minced

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

4 cups beef stock

1/4 cup cornstarch or flour

1/4 cup water

3 12 ounce cans evaporated milk

1 10 ounce packet fresh three cheese tortellini found in the refrigerated section of your grocer

2-1/2 cups fresh baby spinach

1 cup regular milk whole, reduced fat, fat free, ect.

Directions

1. Turn Instant Pot onto saute. When hot, add sausage and garlic and cook until meat is browned. When sausage is browned, add carrots, onion, and celery, and cook until fragrant (about three-four minutes).

2. Turn Instant Pot off and add salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, beef stock and tortellini. Turn Instant Pot on to manual high pressure for HALF the time it mentions on the back of the tortellini package. Mine said three minutes so I cooked it for 1 minute on manual high pressure.

3. When the timer is up, quick release the pressure. Turn Instant Pot off and then back onto saute. Add evaporated milk and regular milk, heat until boiling. While milk is heating, mix together cornstarch and water.

4. When milk comes to a boil, add cornstarch mixture and stir well. Cook for another minute then turn Instant Pot off. Add the spinach and stir until wilted. Let soup sit for two-three minutes to thicken.

Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!

Source I don’t have time for that

Sweet and Sour Pork Slow Cooker

Sweet and Sour Pork Slow Cooker

Ingredients

3 lbs Pork Loin fresh or thawed

2 bottles Kikkoman Sweet & Sour Sauce {12 ounces each}

20 ounce can Dole Pineapple Chunks

3 C. Dole Pineapple Juice

Optional: chopped Green Onions and Sesame Seeds for garnish

Directions

1. Trim off any excess fat from Pork Loin, then cube into 1″ pieces. Place cubed pork into Gallon sized Ziploc Bag, then pour Pineapple Juice into the bag as well.

2. Let pork marinade in pineapple juice in the refrigerator for 2+ hours, or overnight. When ready to cook, place both Pork and Marinade in a five -six quart Crockpot and cook on LOW for three hours

4. After three hours, discard juices from crockpot, and add Sweet & Sour Sauce and drained Pineapple Chunks to crockpot, and stir well to combine with pork pieces.

6. Cover Crockpot and cook on High for 30 more minutes, or until done. Serve over cooked White Rice, and top with optional Green Onions and Sesame Seeds.  ENJOY!

Source The Frugal Girls

Simple Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Simple Pork Tenderloin Pressure Cooker Recipe

Ingredients

3-4 lbs. Pork tenderloin

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

1 C. water

For the Glaze:

1/2 C. brown sugar

1 Tbsp. cornstarch

1/4 C. balsamic vinegar

1/2 C. water

2 Tbsp. soy sauce

Instructions

1. Place pork tenderloin in the instant pot. Season with salt and pepper. Add in one cup of water. Add the lid and set to sealing.

3. Press the manual button and set the pressure to ten-fifteen minutes (based on the size of your pork tenderloin)

4. About twenty minutes before the tenderloin is done, combine the ingredients for the glaze in a small sauce pan.

5. Heat and stir until the mixture thickens. About 3-4 minutes. Remove the the pork tenderloin from the crock pot and slice. Brush or drizzle the pork tenderloin with the glaze. Serve immediately.

Source Eating on a Dime

Buttery Ranch Pork Chops

Instant Pot Boneless Pork Chops Recipe

You and your family are going to love this quick and easy Instant Pot Boneless Pork Chops Recipe. This delicious ranch pork chops recipe is packed with yummy flavors and falls apart instantly.

Ingredients

1 Tbsp. coconut oil

4-6 boneless pork chops

1 stick of butter or margarine

1 packet of ranch mix

1 C. water or chicken broth

Instructions

1. Place the pork chops in the Instant pot with a tablespoon of coconut oil. Turn on the saute setting and brown on both sides. Make sure all pork chops are browned. You can skip this step, but they look prettier when you brown them first. Place the butter on top and sprinkle the ranch mix packet on top.

2. Pour water (or chicken broth) over the pork. Place the lid on and set to sealing. Push the manual button and set to five minutes. Allow it to naturally release pressure for five minutes and then do a quick release to remove the rest of the pressure.

3. Once cooked, serve. You can even spoon the buttery sauce over the pork chops and over your veggies when serving.

Source Eating on a dime

Quick and easy Maple Barbecue Pork Chops

Crockpot Maple Barbecue Pork Chops

Ingredients

1.5 pounds Boneless Center Cut Pork Loin Chops {approx. 4 chops}

14.5 oz. can Swanson Chicken Broth

18 oz Sweet Baby Ray’s Maple Barbecue Sauce {1 bottle}

1/4 cup packed Brown Sugar

Instructions

1. Pour can of Chicken Broth into bottom of Crock Pot. Place Pork Chops in Crock Pot, and cook on LOW for six hours, covered. After six hours on LOW, drain and discard juices from Crock Pot.

2. In a medium bowl, combine BBQ Sauce and Brown Sugar, and stir until well combined. Pour sauce mixture over Pork Chops, and cook on LOW for 30 more minutes, or until done. Enjoy!

Source The Frugal Girls

Keto Pork Chops in Parmesan Basil Cream Sauce

Keto Pork Chops in Parmesan Basil Cream Sauce

Ingredients

4 boneless pork chops Thick cut

1 Tbsp. Butter unsalted

1 Tbsp. Olive oil

1 C. onion Chopped

3 Cloves garlic minced

½ C. Bone broth

1 C. Heavy whipping cream

1 tsp. Basil

1/2 tsp. Garlic powder

¾ C. Parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp. parsley Chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1. Start by heating up one tablespoon of butter and one tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add salt and pepper to taste to both sides of the pork chops.

2. Place the pork chops in the heated skillet, and cook evenly on both sides until they reach an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees. Set them aside to rest.

3. Into the same skillet, add the chopped onion. Cook for two-three minutes until it begins to brown and turn tender. Add in the three cloves of minced garlic and cook for an additional thirty seconds.

4. Pour in the ½ cup of bone broth and 1 cup of heavy whipping cream. Reduce the heat to medium low and whisk in the basil, garlic powder and parmesan cheese. Cook on medium-low until the sauce thickens. Mix in two tablespoons of chopped parsley, and stir to combine.

5. Return the pork chops to the skillet, coat in sauce, and cook for a few additional minutes to heat the pork back up.

Source Mom Foodie

Pork and veggie Bibimbap with carrots, zucchini and rice

This recipe takes its name from the Korean word for mixing rice. Which is exactly what you’re meant to do after serving it: put your rice in a bowl, add the toppings, and mix it all so that those flavors and textures combine in a glorious mishmash. There are plenty of flavors and textures going on here, too, like sweet carrot, juicy zucchini, and pork tossed with garlic, ginger, and soy.

Pork and veggie Bibimbap with carrots, zucchini and Jasmine rice

Ingredients

1.5 C. Jasmine rice

4 Scallions, thinly sliced

12 oz carrots

2 zucchini

2 thumb ginger, peel and mince

4 garlic cloves, minced

10 tsp white wine vinegar

2 Tbsp. Sesame oil

4 tsp. Sriracha sauce, divided

4 Tbsp. Soy sauce, divided

20 oz ground pork

2 Tbsp. Sugar

3 Tbsp. Olive oil, divided

Salt and pepper

Directions

1. In a small pot, combine rice, 1¼ cups water (2¼ cups for 4 servings), and a big pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a low simmer. Cook until rice is tender, fifteen- eighteen minutes. Keep covered off heat until ready to serve.

2. Meanwhile, wash and dry all produce. Trim and thinly slice scallions, separating whites from greens. Trim and peel carrots. Using a peeler, shave carrots lengthwise into ribbons, rotating as you go. Trim and halve zucchini lengthwise; thinly slice crosswise into half-moons. Peel and mince ginger. Mince garlic.

3. In a small bowl, combine scallion whites, vinegar, and a pinch of salt. Set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally, until ready to serve. In a separate small bowl, combine sesame oil, half the soy sauce (you’ll use the rest later), up to half the sriracha, and 1 TBSP sugar (2 TBSP for 4 servings). Stir until sugar has dissolved.

4. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large, preferably nonstick, pan over medium high heat. Add carrot ribbons; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until slightly softened, three – four minutes. Remove from pan and set aside. Pour another drizzle of oil to pan. Add zucchini; season with salt and pepper. Cook until browned and tender, three-five minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside with carrots.

5. Heat another drizzle of oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Add pork, ginger, and garlic. Cook, breaking up meat into pieces, until pork is browned and cooked through, 4-6 minutes. Add remaining soy sauce and cook, stirring, until liquid has mostly evaporated, 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

6. Fluff rice with a fork and season with salt and pepper; divide between bowls. Arrange pork and veggies on top. Top with pickled scallion whites (and pickling liquid). Drizzle with sauce and remaining sriracha to taste. Sprinkle with scallion greens and serve.

Sorry that this photo looks awful. A better one is coming soon. I promise you that this one was delicious!

Source www.hellofresh.com

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