So why Creamy Ranch Pork Chops? Well, because you can never have enough ranch. At least, not in this house. My boys would bathe in ranch dressing if I let them. And since starting Trim Healthy Mama (this is an S meal, by the way), I’ve been trying hard to incorporate our favorites while staying on plan.
And then there’s the fact that I’m completely obsessed with my new Instant Pot. My poor crockpot met an untimely demise when Smalls was helping me unload the dishwasher. The crock cracked and that was the end of it.
I was really, really sad. Until my mom sent me my birthday present. I took it out of the box, washed it and went right to work. And you know what? I’ve been using my Instant Pot at least 2 or 3 times a week since. I love it…but I’d never ventured to try it’s ‘slow cook’ function.
In fact, I haven’t seen anyone who’s tried that yet so I figured that meant that I needed to. I’ve always loved the crock pot. It’s so easy to put your food in and then have dinner hours later. And the Instant Pot is much, much faster…but what if I wanted to use it as a crockpot?
I mean, it has a slow cook function for a reason, right?
Creamy Ranch Pork Chops
- 4 boneless pork chops
- 1 tablespoon Ghee
- 2 tablespoons Ranch Seasoning
- THM-approved cream of mushroom soup (recipe below)
THM Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 3/4 cup chicken bone broth
- 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 cup button mushrooms
- 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- dash black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon parsley
- dash paprika
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 teaspoon Gluccie
First, turn your Instant Pot to saute and allow to heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add your Ghee and allow it to melt. Brown your chops on both sides, then remove from the Instant Pot.
To make your cream of mushroom soup, add your bone broth, milk, and seasonings to the pot and allow to bubble. Add in your Gluccie and thicken.
Place the pork chops back into the Instant Pot, and “baste” them with your ranch sauce. Turn the Instant Pot saute OFF, then select “slow cook” and then 4 hours. Place your lid on, vent the steam (though there shouldn’t be any), and let it go.
Place your lid on, vent the steam (though there shouldn’t be any), and let it go.
When the Pot beeps at you, remove your chops onto a plate, top with gravy and serve with steamed veggies.
Next time, I think that I’ll do bone-in because these just fell apart. If you decide to do bone-in chops, check your space. You may need to brown your chops in batches to make everything fit properly.
I recommend serving these pork chops with steamed veggies (I’ve done green beans, broccoli, and asparagus so far), though they would be delicious sliced over a mashed cauliflower.
What’s your favorite slow cooker recipe?