Instant Pot Apple Cider Pork Chops are so soft and tender… I love a good and easy recipe… The best part of this recipe is that you can put a full meal on the table with minimum effort and a fraction of the time, all these while using only the Instant Pot so think, minimum pans to clean.
The pork chops, potatoes, and carrots are cooked at the same time. Once everything is done, a flavorful and super easy apple cider sauce is made. This recipe for Instant Pot Apple Cider Pork Chops is another great combo of sweet and savory, the apple cider mustard sauce has just the right amount of sweetness and slight tanginess to tie this meal together. Astonishingly delicious!
Just under 30 minutes cooking first in the pressure cooker, making the ribs so tender that the bones just pull out clean, and then just a few minutes under the broiler for a BBQ sauce that sticks to the meat like white on rice.
Fair warning, you won’t cook ribs on the grill again after eating these. There’s just something absolutely irresistible about a good rack of ribs, and these are no exception. These pressure cooker ribs are melt in your mouth good!
I made these Black Eyed Peas in my Instant Pot pressure cooker with a left over Ham bone that had a decent amount of ham remaining on the bone. Did you know you can probably snag a ham bone from your local butcher or grocery store – call and ask!
Anyone else serve black eyed peas and ham for New Year’s Day? I served these and my husband raved about them! Honestly, these are good to eat any day, like EVER. They’re great as leftovers, too. Serve with some Instant Pot Cornbread and perhaps some Easy Pressure Cooker Collard Greens and you have a killer meal – all made in your Instant Pot!
Of course, you can make your cornbread and collards any other way you might want. The world, and your kitchen, is yours!
I love rice recipes & rice dishes. Well, actually, I LOVE Instant Pot rice recipes! They are some of the easiest, fastest & most delicious pressure cooker recipes, including this Easy Jambalaya.
With Instant Pot rice recipes, I love to add a TON of flavor.
Don’t get intimidated… adding a ton of flavor doesn’t mean you have to have magical powers, just be creative with your ingredients and don’t be stingy with those seasonings! If a rice recipe is going to be my MEAL, I don’t want just a bowl of mostly plain rice. I want meat and veggies and FLAVOR in every bite.
Chinese Fried Rice from a local takeout place usually disappoints me. Why? Because the ratio of rice to other ingredients is far too big. I want meat, I want veggies, I want flavor, not just a mouthful of rice. My Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice is a big hit in my house!
My husband loves smoked sausage and cajun spice. So, when I had these ingredients on hand recently and needed to get a good dinner on the table ASAP, I decided to go for an easy (and SUPER FAST) Instant Pot Jambalaya.
Good news, it was a HIT! Better news, it took just a few minutes of prep and I cooked everything in one pot – the Instant Pot! Hip Hip HOORAY for only one dirty pot! Gotta love a good Instant Pot one pot meal!
Don’t know what to do with a leftover ham bone, or just some left over ham in any form? Use it to make hearty, savory 15 Bean Soup!I personally LOVE 15 Bean Soup. The variety of beans make sure a great textured soup, and it gets nice and thick and hearty. It’s perfect accompanied by Pressure Cooker Cornbread, or any other bread of your choice.
This recipe for 15 Bean Soup with Ham is incredibly easy, yet definitely does NOT lack in flavor! It could easily feed 8 people, maybe even more. I love preparing this, serving it to my family of 3 (soon to be 4!) and freezing the rest to serve again in a couple weeks.
The BEST part: it takes 1/4 of the time in my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker than it does on the stove! No soaking of the beans, no having to babysit a stove. Total #momwin!
Press “sauté” button on Instant Pot (or browning setting on other pressure cookers). Add olive oil to inner pot of pressure cooker, then add onion, celery, carrots and garlic along with salt, pepper and paprika. Stir and Sauté for 2-3 minutes while holding the inner pot in place with your silicone mitts, or other oven mitt.
Add diced tomatoes, bay leave and thyme. Stir to combine.
Rinse beans using mesh strainer – you may lose some of the small beans down your sink in other colanders with larger holes. And NO – NO need to soak beans – woohoo!).
Add beans and ham bone to pot.
Add water – no need for broth or stock here. The ham bone gives flavor o’ plenty!
Close lid of pressure cooker and ensure vent knob is closed – for Instant Pot, turn to “Sealing”
Press manual (high pressure) and adjust cook time to 35 minutes.
Your pressure cooker will take about 15 minutes or so to come to pressure – there’s a lot of liquid in there! The more liquid, the longer it takes to come to pressure typically.
Once pressure cooker comes to pressure, cook time countdown will begin.
When cook time completes, Instant Pot will beep and automatically change to Keep Warm setting.
Why am I emphasizing these pressure release stuff?Because if you don’t allow the pressure to release manually, and you try to do it right away, you will likely have a mess on your hands (and cabinets). With soups or stews, you need to allow some of the pressure to come down on it’s own.
Open lid and remove ham bone, thyme springs and bay leaves.
Take your time, and look VERY carefully through your soup to make sure you get all the bone; sometimes pieces break off, so don’t assume you have it all just by removing the large piece.
I also fish out any fatty pieces of ham and skim the top of the soup for any fat that has sort of gathered on the top with a large spoon.
No – you don’t have to empty this stuff out into a bundt pan ?
My bundt pan happened to already be dirty from making my Banana Bread Cake (super YUM!) in my Instant Pot prior to this 15 Bean Soup with Ham!
Stir soup and allow it to cool slightly before serving – it will thicken as it cools (and if you have leftovers to serve the next day, it will be even thicker and even MORE delicious!)
Remember, this is a GREAT freezer meal if you have leftovers, too!
15 Bean Soup with Ham
I recommend serving with my Pressure Cooker Semi-Homemade Cornbread which you could make in advance before the 15 Bean Soup (just make sure you hide it before ready to serve – in my house I have to do those types of things, anyone feel me?).
I meant to take a picture of my bowl with cornbread in it – but I started eating and forgot because this soup is just THAT good! Sorry (not sorry)!