This French onion pork chops recipes uses simple ingredients including a homemade dry onion mix. Make this healthy version in your slow cooker or Instant Pot.
I’m very aware that I don’t have many pork recipes on this blog so to switch things up a bit, I’m pairing french onion flavors with pork chops! We’re not huge into pork in my household but there are two cuts of pork I can’t resist. Pork chops are one of them. I love a good pork chop. The other being pork ribs.
What Type Of Pork Chops To Use
Pork chops are a versatile cut of pork from the loin. The loin is a muscle that runs from the shoulder to the rear of the pig. Pork chops can be bought bone-in or boneless. You can use either in this recipe. Boneless pork chops are the same as a bone-in, just with the bone removed and the fat trimmed. Boneless pork chops are leaner because of this. While some people will say that bone-in pork chops have more flavor, personally I don’t have a preference. For this recipe I used boneless but if you use bone-in, you do not need to adjust the cooking time. You can make this recipe with up to 2 pounds of pork chops. I have made this using one pound and two pounds. If you’re using a thicker than usual pork chop, you might need to add an additional 30 minutes of cook time. Rule of thumb, pork needs to be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
I sprinkled my homemade dry onion mix on top of the pork chops then added the ghee, garlic, and broth. Another way to do it is to mix the broth and dry soup together and then pour it on top.Ditch the store-bought dry onion packet and make your own! Below is my homemade mix:
Homemade Dry Onion Mix
2 tbsp dried chopped onion
1 tbsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp pepper
Other French onion recipes you might enjoy:
How Much Ghee To Use
First off, yes you can use butter but note that while butter is low-carb & keto, it isn’t paleo or whole30 compliant. When it comes to the ghee, I’m not going to tell you how much to use. If you’re following a keto diet then obviously you would want to use more. I personally put 1/4 tsp of ghee on top of each pork chop so nutritional facts were calculated using 2 tsp total ghee.
Slow Cooker French Onion Pork Chops VIDEO:
- 1–2 pounds pork chops
- 1 large onion, sliced thinly
- 2 tbsp dry onion mix (see blog post for homemade)
- 2 tsp ghee (or more)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 cup low-sodium broth (or homemade bone broth)
- 2 tsp oil (for IP)
- Add onion to the bottom of the slow cooker. Place pork chop on top.
- Sprinkle 2 tbsp dry onion mix on top of pork chops. Top with garlic and ghee. Pour broth on top.
- Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6.
- Set Instant Pot to the high saute setting. Heat oil. When hot, add pork chops and sear both sides approximately 2-3 minutes per side. You may have to do this two at a time. Remove pork chops from IP and set aside.
- Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-5 minutes. Pour in broth and using a wooden spoon scrape well the bottom of the Instant Pot to remove any bits that stuck to it, make sure you scrape it well to avoid burning during cooking.
- Stir in dry onion mix. Nestle in pork chops, making sure each piece gets wet. Top with ghee.
- Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook for 5 minutes, natural release pressure.
If you don’t eat pork, you can substitute chicken breasts or thighs, skin-on, skinless, bone-in, boneless, chicken legs, etc. Pork has a comparable slow cooking time to chicken rather than beef.
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