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Throwback Thursday: Pork Chops

A pork shoulder chop on a teal plate with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut, with an apple and thyme in the background
Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Chops with Apples and Onions

Pressure cooker pork chops are tricky…when you’re shopping, not when you’re cooking. You have to buy shoulder chops. Pork loin chops, like most white meat, are way too lean to pressure cook, because their perfect doneness level of 145°F needs very precise cooking. (And don’t get me started about pork tenderloin in the pressure cooker – it’s even leaner, and more prone to overcooking.)

Pork shoulder chops, however, are perfect for pressure cooking. They’re bulletproof, fatty and full of connective tissue, and need long cooking times to tenderize. I make them all the time, especially with apples and onions.

Recipe: Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Chops with Apples and Onions

Link: Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Chops with Apples and Onions

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Hi! I’m Mike Vrobel. I’m a dad and an enthusiastic home cook; an indie cookbook author and food blogger with a day job, a patient spouse, and three kids who would rather have hamburgers for dinner.

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