Instant Pot Smothered Pork Chops
  • 6 medium boneless pork chops
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil (or ghee)
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 oz package of ranch seasoning
  • 1 oz package of brown gravy
  • 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 C beef broth, I use broth base
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. First you want to salt and pepper the pork chops. Also, lightly dust them with the garlic powder.
  2. We are going to start off using the Instant Pot in the saute function.
  3. Place the metal insert into the pressure cooker and push the saute button.
  4. Add the olive oil (or ghee if you're using it) and minced garlic into the bottom of the insert and let it heat up.
  5. Add the pork chops evenly to the insert and brown each side for 2 minutes each until lightly brown.
  6. In a small bowl add the broth, cream of chicken soup, gravy packer and ranch dressing to the bowl.
  7. (Side note, you can use chicken broth instead if you want.)
  8. Use a whisk to combine well.
  9. Now that the pork chops are browned on each side, pour this mixture over them.
  10. Pop the lid on the Instant Pot and lock it in place.
  11. Ensure the vent is set to sealed (closed).
  12. Choose high pressure and manual and set the timer to 10 minutes.
  13. If you've never cooked in your electric pressure cooker, the timer will set and beep. Once it does this the pressure cooker will begin to pressurize. As it is doing this you will hear a gurgling sound inside the machine. This means it is working!
  14. Once it reached the needed pressure then the cook time will start and the timer will come on counting backwards until done.
  15. Once the timer goes off you have two choices.
  16. You can allow the pressure cooker to do a natural release of the pressure and steam inside. If you choose to do this there is not anything you need to do when the cook time is up and it beeps. You need to just wait for all of the pressure to release naturally. This could take 10 minutes to 20 plus minutes. Once all of the pressure if out, the lid will unlock and you can remove it. Be careful, there is still steam inside. I would open away from you, careful not to burn yourself.
  17. If you want to do quick release you will turn the valve on top of your machine to vent. When you do this steam and pressure will come out of the valve area. All of the remaining pressure inside the machine will come out. This will take 2-5 minutes, but as soon as it is done the lid will unlock and you can serve your dinner.
  18. Serve the pork chops with noodles, rice or potatoes and a veggie.
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