Pressure Cooker Maple Dijon Mustard Pork Chops are a quick and easy pork recipe for your Instant Pot! You’ll love these tender, moist pork chops packed with sweet and savory flavors, and a slight kick of spiciness.
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Making Maple Dijon Mustard Pork Chops in an Instant Pot
This month, we’re thrilled to share our newest pork chops creation with you! Pork chops are one of our go-to food, especially for those busy (or lazy…) weeknights. Quick, easy, budget-friendly, and flavorful.
- Pork chops (bone in or boneless)
- Small onion
- Peanut oil
- Unsalted homemade chicken stock
- Maple syrup
- Worcestershire sauce
- Dijon mustard
- Cornstarch + water
- Salt & black pepper to taste
Recipe Cooking Tips
Tender Pork Chops: Since pork chops cook in a flash, it’s easy to overcook them in the pressure cooker. And who likes tough and dry over cooked pork chops?
In order to save future pork chops from being over cooked, we did a little pork chops experiment. Yes, we pigged out on 5 batches of pork chops in a row (luckily there’s 2 of us), so we could find the optimal cooking time for the recipe.
We found that pressure cooking at High Pressure for 1 minute, then a Natural Release gave the most satisfying result.
Also, tenderizing the meat in Step 1 is important as the pounding breaks up the meat fibers. However, be careful not to over-pound the meat.
Serve the pork chops with a side of fluffy pressure cooker saffron almond rice pilaf.
Amy + Jacky
Maple Dijon Mustard Pork Chops Recipe:
- 4 pork chops (bone-in or boneless, 1.25 inches thick)
- 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 1/3 cup unsalted homemade chicken stock
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch + 2 tablespoons water
- Salt & black pepper to taste
Tenderize the pork chops with a meat tenderizer or Chinese cleaver.
Generously season the pork chops with black pepper and salt.
Brown pork chops with peanut oil for roughly 1.5 minutes per side and set aside.
Sauté the onions for roughly 2 minutes. Add in the garlic and sauté until fragrant.
Lightly season with salt and pepper.
Pour in chicken stock and fully deglaze with a wooden spoon.
Add in maple syrup, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, and paprika. Mix well.
Place browned pork chops back into the pressure cooker. Secure lid and cook at High Pressure for 1 minute + Natural Release.
Open the lid and set pork chops aside. Taste and season the sauce if necessary. Slowly stir in the cornstarch mixture to thicken the sauce until desired thickness.
Optional: Pour the sauce onto the pork chops and put them under a broiler for a minute.
Check temperature: As always, be sure to check the meat's internal temperature to be at least 145°F, so it’s safe to eat.
More Easy Pressure Cooker Meals from Amy + Jacky:
One of our Most Popular Recipes: Pressure Cooker Pork Chops in HK Onion Sauce Recipe – Tender & moist pork chops soaked in rich onion sauce. Your family (including kids) will love this sweet, savory & sour umami dish that’s super easy to eat!
Instant Pot Beef Stew – Soul-satisfying classic American Beef Stew in ~1.5 hours. Tender chuck roast in a rich, hearty sauce.