I’m all about a recipe that requires minimal attention. Bonus points if I don’t have to remember to thaw something first! These “Easy Hawaiian Pork Chops” are a perfect example.
Put frozen pork chops and a few simple ingredients in the Instant Pot, start cooking some rice and then you are free to turn your attention away from the kitchen until it’s time to eat.
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- 2-4 boneless pork chops, about one inch thick, frozen
- 1 15 ounce can crushed pineapple, not drained
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1-2 teaspoons garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger (or freshly grated)
- 2-3 teaspoons cornstarch (if needed to thicken)
Season frozen pork chops with garlic salt and ginger.
Place in Instant Pot and pour crushed pineapple over.
Add soy sauce, brown sugar and apple cider vinegar, stirring a bit to combine.
Cook on manual for 18 minutes. Be sure vent is closed.
Release pressure manually or allow to vent naturally. Check to make sure pork chops are done and tender. If not, add a couple more minutes. Time may vary depending on thickness and quantity of pork chops in pot.
When done, remove pork chops and keep warm.
Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. If sauce needs to be thickened, combine corn starch with enough cold water to make a paste. Stir into sauce and cook until thickened.
Pour sauce over pork chops and top with crunchy chow mein noodles if desired.
I like to serve these with rice and pour some of the sauce over it. Top with crunchy chow mein noodles and serve with a salad or green vegetable for a delicious dinner with minimal cleanup.