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Instant Pot Salsa Pork Chops (Video)

Your family is going to love these Instant Pot Salsa Pork Chops for an easy dinner, and no one will guess this is a low-carb meal!

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Instant Pot Salsa Pork Chops finished pork chops in serving dish

These Instant Pot Salsa Pork Chops are a sibling of my popular recipe for Slow Cooker Salsa Pork Chops and both of those are a cousin of the Instant Pot Salsa Chicken and Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken that have also been super popular on the blog! And I’m guessing everyone who likes pork chops is also going to love this simple new recipe where you brown seasoned pork chops, put them in the Instant Pot with low-sugar salsa and fresh lime juice, cook under pressure for just 2 minutes, then remove the pork chops to a baking dish, cover with cheese, and broil just until the cheese is melted. Doesn’t that sound easy and delicious?

I used my favorite Pace Picante Sauce (affiliate link) for this recipe, but you can use any salsa that’s low in sugar. We browned the pork chops in a pan on the stove, but brown them in batches in the Instant Pot if you don’t want to dirty another pan. But if your family likes pork chops, I hope you’ll try this tasty way to cook them in the Instant Pot. I ate one of my leftover pork chops for breakfast the next day, that’s how good they were!

What Instant Pot did I use?

I use a 6 Quart Instant Pot for all my Instant Pot Recipes. Check out Instant Pot Recipes to see all the recipes I’ve made in the Instant Pot. Or you can Find more Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Recipes on my other site!

What Ingredients do you need for this recipe?

  • boneless pork loin sirloin chops
  • ground cumin (affiliate link)
  • Garlic Powder (affiliate link)
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • olive oil
  • Pace Picante Sauce (affiliate link), or other low-sugar salsa
  • fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • grated Mexican Blend cheese

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How to make Instant Pot Salsa Pork Chops:

(Scroll down for complete recipe, including nutritional information.)

  1. Trim excess fat from pork loin sirloin chops (as desired) and rub with spices.
  2. Heat olive oil and brown pork chops well. (We browned them in a frying pan, which was quicker but brown in two batches in the Instant Pot if you prefer.)
  3. Spray Instant Pot with non-stick spray and put browned pork chops in the bottom of the Instant Pot. (Spray Instant Pot before browning if you’re doing that in the Instant Pot.)
  4. Combine Pace Picante Sauce (affiliate link) with lime juice. (I used my fresh-frozen lime juice for this.)
  5. Pour salsa mixture over pork chops.
  6. Lock lid on the Instant Pot and set to MANUAL, HIGH PRESSURE, 2 minutes. 
  7. Let Instant Pot NATURAL RELEASE ten minutes, then release the pressure.
  8. Turn on broiler and put pork chops in a broiler-safe baking dish.
  9. Turn Instant Pot to SAUTE, HIGH and cook 5 minutes to reduce the sauce.
  10. Spoon thicker parts of the sauce over the pork chops in the baking dish. (You won’t need all the sauce.)
  11. Sprinkle with grated Mexican Blend Cheese.
  12. Broil just until cheese is melted.
  13. Serve hot, with extra sauce on the side.

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Make it a Low-Carb Meal:

This would be delicious with low-carb side dishes like Spicy Mexican Slaw, Easy Cheesy Baked Keto Cauliflower, or served over Easy Cauliflower Rice to soak up the sauce.

More Pork in the Instant Pot:

Instant Pot Balsamic Pork Roast ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Instant Pot Keto Smothered Pork Chops ~ Beauty and the Foodie
Green Chile Pork Taco Bowl~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Keto Instant Pot Carnitas ~ Joy Filled Eats
Low-Carb and Keto Instant Pot Dinners with Pork ~ Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot Salsa Pork Chops finished pork chops in serving dish

Instant Pot Salsa Pork Chops

Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes

Instant Pot Salsa Pork Chops are an easy dinner that's guaranteed to be a hit with the whole family.

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless pork loin sirloin chops
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste (see notes)
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups Pace Picante Sauce
  • 3 T fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup grated Mexican Blend Cheese

Instructions

  1. Trim excess fat from pork loin sirloin chops (as desired) and rub with a mixture of ground cumin, garlic powder, salt, and fresh ground black pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add pork chops and cook until well-browned on each side. (Browning improves flavor, so I don't recommend skipping this step. You can brown the pork chops in two batches in the Instant Pot if you prefer.
  3. Spray Instant Pot with non-stick spray. (Do this before browning pork chops if you're browning them in the Instant Pot.)
  4. Put browned pork chops in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  5. Combine Pace Picante Sauce (other other low-sugar salsa) with fresh-squeezed lime juice. (I used my fresh-frozen lime juice for this.)
  6. Pour salsa mixture over pork chops.
  7. Lock lid on the Instant Pot and set to MANUAL, HIGH PRESSURE, 2 minutes. 
  8. When time ends, let Instant Pot NATURAL RELEASE for ten minutes, then release the pressure.
  9. Turn on broiler and put pork chops in a broiler-safe baking dish.
  10. Turn Instant Pot to SAUTE, HIGH and cook 5 minutes to reduce the sauce.
  11. Use a slotted spoon to spoon thicker parts of the sauce over the pork chops in the baking dish. (You won't need to use all the sauce.)
  12. Sprinkle with grated Mexican Blend Cheese.
  13. Broil just until the cheese is melted, about 3-4 minutes but watch it carefully if you have a powerful broiler.
  14. Serve hot, with extra sauce on the side and diced avocado, sour cream, or Green Tabasco Sauce (affiliate link) to add at the table if desired. 

Notes

I used about 1/2 tsp. salt and slightly less black pepper. I love Pace Picante Sauce (affiliate link) but any low-sugar salsa will work for this recipe.

This recipe adapted from the popular recipe for Slow Cooker Salsa Pork Chops.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 708mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 31g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This is a good main dish for any low-carb or low-glycemic diet, including Keto or any phase of the original South Beach Diet.

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