The other day I made pork chops in my Instant Pot, and they were the most tender pork chops I’d ever eaten. I’ll never again cook pork chops any other way.
Pork Chops with Apples and Carrots
4 large pork chops
1 tsp. shallot salt
3 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 med. onion, chopped
8 oz. sauerkraut
4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut in large chunks
6 carrots, sliced
1/8-cup apple cider vinegar
1/4-cup apple cider or apple juice
1 tsp. celery salt
Turn Instant Pot to sauté. Add oil. Sprinkle salt on both sides of pork chops. When Instant Pot is heated, brown two pork chops at a time in hot oil, about 2 minutes on each side, then remove to a plate.
Add onions and cook until lightly caramelized. Turn off Instant Pot.
Add sauerkraut, apples, carrots, vinegar, and juice or cider. Sprinkle with celery seed. Top with pork chops. Seal the Instant Pot. Program the Instant Pot to pressure cook on high for 8 minutes.
Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. Then move the Pressure Release to Venting to release the remaining steam.