Lemon-Paprika Smothered Pork Chops – pork chops cooked in tomatoes, mushrooms and onions. These are the most tender pork chops – they practically fall apart! Made in the pressure cooker in under an hour.
Hi guys! Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!
We don’t really do much for holidays since we’re so far away from family. It was just me and the boys so we took the dogs for a hike and had chicken nuggets for dinner. The usual.
But I have a really great recipe to share with you today!
I feel like pork chops are so underrated. You never really hear anyone talking about a great pork chop they had recently, you know?
But dang, I love a pork chop.
Quick Prep Cooking with your Instant Pot
First, lemme tell you about this cookbook though!
Seventy-five recipes that take 15 minutes or less to prep! Which means that every single recipe is perfect for a weeknight. Some get pressure cooked, some get slow cooked, and some have both options!
Even though Instant Pot is in the name, any multi-cooker you have will work. I have the Crockpot Multi-Cooker and use it at least once a week. It pressure cooks, slow cooks, sautés. I honestly can’t believe I lived 30-something years of my life without it.
This book has everything you could possibly want to make in your pressure cooker. Basics like soft-boiled eggs or shredded chicken and really fun recipes like Nashville Hot Chicken Tacos and Chili, Lobster, and Vodka Linguine.
So far I’ve made these smothered pork chops and the Turkey Egg Roll Meatballs (which were amazing and my children had no idea there was chopped cabbage in them!).
Next on my list is the Bourbon Pot Roast Nachos and the Tex-Mex Chorizo Chilaquiles.
If you’re obsessed with your pressure cooker like I am, you need to get your hands on a copy of Quick Prep Cooking with Your Instant Pot ASAP!
Lemon-Paprika Smothered Pork Chops
These chops are coated with a smoked paprika and fennel mixture and then sautéed quickly (in your multicooker – this is a one pan meal!). Once they are browned on both sides, they get nestled in fire-roasted tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions. And then you set the timer and walk away. Forty-five minutes later, dinner is ready!
Seriously so easy.
And they are the most tender, practically falling apart pork chops you’ll ever have.
I put mine over mashed cauliflower so all those delicious juices would have a place to go and it was perfect. Mashed potatoes work just as well or even white rice would be delicious with these chops.
(This recipe is also totally paleo if you’re into that sort of thing.)
More Pork Recipes
Grilled Lemon Thyme Pork Chops with Peaches – pork chops and peaches are marinated in a lemon thyme mixture and then grilled to perfection. The pork and the peaches are amazing together!
Easy Pork Gyros – a garlic and herb marinated pork tenderloin is cubed to make cooking quick and easy. Served on pita with a simple homemade tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and thinly sliced red onion. It’s a cheater way to make gyros but they are so delicious!
Tropical Pork Pineapple Kebabs – cubed pork, veggies, and pineapple in a sweet soy marinade. They’re put onto kebabs and grilled until the pork is cooked through and the veggies and tender. It tastes like summer on a kebab!
- 3 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp fennel seed, crushed
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 1/2 pounds bonesless pork chops
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 lemon
- 7 ounces canned fire-roasted tomatoes, drained
- 6 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
- 1/3 cup diced yellow onion
In a small bowl, mix together the paprika, fennel, pepper, and salt. Season both sides of each pork chop liberally with the seasoning mixture.
Add the olive oil to the insert in the pressure cooker. Press the "Saute" button.
Add the pork chops to the pressure cooker, 2 at a time. Sear on each side for 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
Hit the "Cancel" button. Add the lemon half, cut side down. Use tongs to grip the lemon. Move the lemon around to deglaze the pot.
Add the tomatoes, mushrooms, and onion to the pressure cooker. Nestle the pork chops back into the tomato-mushroom mixture.
Secure the lid and place the steam vent in the sealed position. Press pressure cook and adjust settings to high for 45 minutes.
When the timer is done, natural release the pressure for 10 minutes. Quick release any remaining pressure.
Remove the pork chops. Spoon the mushroom-tomato mixture over the pork chops.