These pork chops are SO good! Very tender and moist — easy to make, yet fancy enough for guests.
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 35minutes
Carbs (g): 21
1tablespoonshortening OR canola oil OR vegetable oil
4 to 6pork chops 1/2" thick
2medium onions, diced or cut into larger chunks
2apples -- cored, peeled and either sliced or diced, peeled and either sliced or diced
dash of pepper
1/2cupapple cider OR apple juice (try to find some with little or no added sugar)
Heat shortening in the pressure cooker. Brown chops on both sides. (NOTE: For lower fat cooking, omit the oil and sprinkle the salt in the pan and heat it to medium-high. Place pork chops in pan until browned on one side, then flip over and brown on second side.)
Add the onions, apples, salt (if not used to brown the pork chops) and pepper. Pour the apple cider over it all.
Following the specific instructions for your pressure cooker, lock the lid into place and bring the pan up to 15 pounds pressure, then lower heat and cook for 15 minutes. If your cooker does not get up to 15 pounds pressure, convert the cooking time using the conversion chart that came with your cooker -- I know that if it only gets to 12 pounds, cooking time is 18 minutes (an extra 20%).
Again following the instructions for your particular pressure cooker, cool immediately under running water, then unlock the lid and serve.
If you do not have a pressure cooker, simply cook this in a skillet following the same basic plan -- brown the meat, add the other ingredients, cover the pan, bring it to a boil, then turn down to simmer. It will take about 3 times as long, or 45 minutes.
IMPORTANT: since more steam escapes with a skillet lid and it will cook longer, you need to monitor the amount of liquid in the pan and add some water if needed.
If you're not using a pressure cooker, cooking time will be about 45 minutes for a total of just under an hour.