These tasty Instant Pot Keto Smothered Pork Chops are gluten-free, low carb, paleo, and have a whole30 (dairy free) option. Savory seared pork chops smothered in a creamy sauce with bacon, garlic, and mushrooms.
4bone-in or bonelessaverage cut pork loin chops (about 1.3 lbs)
½tspfine ground sea salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1½ tablespoonavocado oil or olive oil
⅔cupsliced white mushrooms
1cupbeef broth or bone broth
½ tsponion powder
½ cupheavy cream or full-fat coconut milkfor dairy free
½tbspteaspoon fresh thyme leaves or minced fresh parsley to garnish
Sprinkle each side of pork chops with thyme, salt, and pepper
Press Saute and add the avocado oil or olive oil to the inner pot. Heat until the pot shows “hot” on the screen.
Sear the pork chops on both sides for 2 to 3 minutes to just brown the sides in the inner pot. Remove the pork chops from the pot and set aside on a plate.
While still hot add the chopped bacon, minced garlic, and sliced mushrooms to the pot and saute for about 3 to 4 minutes until the garlic has softened and bacon is browning.
Add the beef broth to the pot and scrape the bottom of the pot to deglaze. Stir in the onion powder and garlic powder. Press “Cancel” to turn off saute mode.
Add pork chops back to the pot.
Secure and lock the lid. Turn the pressure release handle to Sealing.
Select Pressure Cook on High Pressure (normal) and set the timer for 10 minutes for bone-in chops or 7 minutes for boneless chops by pressing the + or - buttons. *Check the chart above for Instant Pot cooking times and more options*.
Once cooking time is done, let the pressure Naturally Release for 10 minutes (don’t touch anything for 10 minutes), then Quick Release the remaining pressure (carefully while keeping face away from steam and hands in protective oven mitts, turn steam release handle to Venting).
Once all steam has released (the pin on the lid will drop and the lid will unlock), open the lid and remove only the pork chops, plate & cover to keep warm. Leave the mushrooms bacon and sauce in the pot and select Saute and heat until bubbling.
Add the heavy cream or coconut milk to the sauce and stir. Continue to heat on saute until bubbling. Press “Warm” on the pot. Plate pork chops and pour the mushroom bacon sauce over the chops
garnish with fresh thyme leaves or fresh parsley.
*all nutritional data are estimates based on the products I used*-Yield: 4 servings, Serving size: One 5.2-ounce pork chop. Amounts per serving: Net Carbs per serving: 2g