Smothered Pork Chops in the Instant Pot

by - September 02, 2020

Pork chops are a favorite in our house, so I'm always looking for new ways to make them. I stumbled on this recipe when I was searching for ways to use up some random ingredients I had on hand. I never would have thought to use apple juice with french onion mix. The resulting sauce is sweet but not overwhelmingly so. I was worried Alexis wouldn't like it because of the onions, but she ate it without complaints but times we've had it.

The first time I made it, I didn't add anything extra to thicken it up, but this go 'round I added in a packet of plain brown gravy mix after everything had cooked. I don't think it matters how thick your pork chops are; I've used both thick and thin and gotten the same results.

  • 3-4 pork chops
  • 1 packet French onion soup mix
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 1 cup apple juice


Put the chops in the pot. Add butter and sprinkle the soup mix over the top. Cover with apple juice. Cook on manual for 5 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally for about 10 minutes.

For thicker sauce, add flour or a packet of brown gravy mix.

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