As I promised, here is another winner pork chop recipe. I made this one in the instant pot as well. My hubby and kids requested that I make it again — so it has more than just my vote. The original recipe I found at OutoftheWoodsNutrition.
I used the bacon option and the sauce was so flavorful! I am sure ham would be delicious too!It is nice to be able to so quickly make a gravy and it can be as thick as you would like for it to be.
- 4 in pork chops (w/ or w/o bones)
- salt and pepper
- 2 T healthy fat bacon fat, coconut oil, etc
- 1 large onion, sliced or minced
- 2-3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2-1 tsp dried thyme
- 4 oz ham sliced thin or 3 oz bacon chopped in small pieces
- 1 1/2 cups broth
- 2 leaves bay
- 1 T parsley chopped
- 3 T arrowroot powder or cornstarch
- 1/3 cup milk or nut milk or more broth
Use sauté feature on instant pot to sauté the chops on both sides in a little of the fat, place on a plate.
Add the onions and sauté in a little more of the fat until they are translucent (five or so minutes).
Add the garlic and thyme and sauté until garlic is fragrant.
Add the sliced ham or bacon and sauté until heated through.
Add the broth and bay leaves.
Turn off the sauté feature. Return pork chops to the pot. So now you have liquid and pork chops both in the instant pot.
Close the lid and use the meat/stew feature and reduce the cooking time to about 20 minutes (if your pork chops are thicker than 3/4" you may need to increase the time a bit).
Once the 20 minutes are up, release the steam and remove the lid. Remove the chops to a platter and turn on the sauté feature, to make the gravy.
Mix the arrowroot with the milk and add it to the mixture in the pot, stirring with a whisk. It should make a gravy consistency, if not add more arrowroot mixed with liquid of your choice until you have the consistency you like.
Serve with cauliflower rice for AIP or rice if you eat it. If you don't have an Instant Pot, you can use a 12 inch skillet and simmer the whole thing for about 30 minutes, covered.
Wishing you peace, hope and joy!