Make this Easy Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Mushroom Gravy Recipe! Tender & moist Pressure Cooker Pork Chops drizzled with the beloved classic homemade HK Mushroom Gravy. Comforting, yummy, umami.

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We’re thrilled to share this 4th recipe in our Cha Chaan Teng 港式茶餐廳 (Hong Kong Style Cafes) Series!

This Pork Chops in HK Mushroom Gravy reminds me so much of the days when Jacky and I were still in school.

With little budget, Cha Chaan Tengs are where you’ll find us. hehe~

Once in a while, especially when we’re starving, we’d double-treat ourselves and share 1 order of this pricey (for teenagers) Deluxe Hong Kong Style Sizzling Plates 港式鐵板超重量級大雜扒餐.

And Classic HK Mushroom Gravy is a must!!

Deluxe Hong Kong Style Sizzling Plates 港式鐵板雜扒餐.

Please excuse the low quality photo as this was taken a long time ago… 😀

With steak, pork chops, chicken, sausage, ham, breaded fish filet, veggies all stacked one on top of another on the black oval sizzling plate.

It’s no fancy meal, but the first time the waiter presented this mountain-massive “meat fest on a plate” in front of our eyes, we were stunned with widen eyes & drooling dropped jaws!

Then he’d look at us and ask “Are you guys ready?”

“Oh yes! Of course! YES we are soo ready!!” like a jumpy puppy ready to be fed his favorite treat.

Then we’d raised our white flags (unfolded napkins) surrendering our lives, pledging our alliances, as we witness his graceful pouring of the deliciously umami Classic HK Mushroom Gravy onto the sizzling plates.

Out comes the meat fragrance, delicious white smoke, and yummy hot sizzling sounds. Definitely a full blown sensory fulfillment! 😀

Easy Instant Pot Pork Chops Recipe with classic homemade HK Mushroom Gravy! Comforting Umami Pressure Cooker Pork Chops are tender and moist.

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Along with the french fries or spaghetti, hot bowl of soup, butter bun, mini salad, and a cold HK Style drink (HK Milk Tea!!), we’d come out of the restaurant rubbing our 2 teenaged bottomless stomachs satisfied.

We were sad when we found out the restaurant has closed its doors.

So, we’re thrilled to recreate one of our favorite classic homemade gravy to drizzle onto the pressure cooker pork chops!

You’re going to love this umami homemade gravy! 🙂

Simple . Yummy . Umami . Classic HK Mushroom Gravy

Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Mushroom Gravy Recipe: Homemade Mushroom Gravy

You’ll Enjoy Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Mushroom Gravy Because:

  • Deliciously easy to make
  • Made with simple ingredients from your pantry & mostly healthy whole, real ingredients
  • Comforting & satisfying to eat – the classic HK Mushroom Gravy is simple yummy umami!!
  • Makes a great simple weeknight meal

Ingredients for Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Mushroom Gravy


Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Mushroom Gravy Recipe Ingredients
  • 4 (900g) bone-in or boneless pork loin chops (~1.25 inches thick)
  • 8 – 10 (350g) large cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 (230g) medium onion, roughly minced
  • 3 (10g) garlic cloves, roughly minced
  • optional: 1 (42g) small shallot, roughly minced
  • A dash of sherry wine
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons (15ml – 30ml) peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup (63ml) heavy cream
  • Kosher salt & black pepper to taste

Chicken Stock Mixture

Thickener

  • 2 tablespoons (30g) cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons (15ml) water

Easy Instant Pot Pork Chops Recipe with classic homemade HK Mushroom Gravy! Comforting Umami Pressure Cooker Pork Chops are tender and moist.

Tool for Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Mushroom Gravy


Instructions for Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Mushroom Gravy


Preparation

Ingredients

8 – 10 (350g) large cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 (230g) medium onion, roughly minced
3 (10g) garlic cloves, roughly minced
optional: 1 (42g) small shallot, roughly minced

First, slice the cremini mushrooms, then roughly mince the onion, garlic, and shallot.

Step 1
Prepare the Pressure Cooker

Tool

Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

Heat up your Instant Pot by pressing Sauté button and click Adjust button to go to Sauté More function.

how to use instant pot - saute more function

Wait until the indicator says HOT.

Step 2
Tenderize the Pork Chops

Ingredient

4 (900g) bone-in or boneless pork loin chops (pounded to ~1.25 inches thick)

First, make a few small cuts around the sides of the pork chops so they will stay flat and brown evenly.

Here’s the fun part!! 😀

While the pressure cooker is heating up, use the back-end of a heavy knife and pound both sides of the pork chops to tenderize the meat.

A neat little trick we learnt from our grandparents. 🙂

Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Mushroom Gravy Recipe: tenderizing the pork chops with back-end of a heavy knife

Beat & pound your stress away! But don’t get too carried away 😛

*Pro Tip: Tenderizing the pork loin chops is very important. But, as much as you love beating it up, don’t over-pound the meat!

The pounding will break up the meat fibers just enough, but if you over-pound the meat, it will destroy the overall texture of the pork chops.

Ta da!

Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Mushroom Gravy Recipe: tenderized pork chops after pounding

Step 3
Sauté the Pork Chops

Ingredients

1 tablespoon (15ml) peanut oil
Tenderized pork chops

Add 1 tablespoon (15ml) of peanut oil into the pot. Ensure to coat the oil over the whole bottom of the pot.

Add the pork chops into the pot, then let it brown for roughly 1 – 1.5 minute on each side (don’t need to constantly flip).

Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Mushroom Gravy Recipe: browning the pork chops

Remove and set aside.

Check out the beautiful golden brown marks…

We would love to brown it more but we don’t want to overcook the pork chops. 😛

Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Mushroom Gravy Recipe: browned pressure cooker pork chops

Step 4
Sauté Mushrooms, Onions, and Garlic

Ingredients

1 tablespoon (15ml) peanut oil
Sliced mushrooms
Minced onions
Minced garlic
Optional: minced shallot
Kosher salt & ground black pepper to taste

Pour in another tablespoon (15ml) of peanut oil if necessary.

Sauté sliced mushrooms until all moisture from the mushrooms have evaporated and the edges are slightly crisped & browned. Roughly 6 – 8 minutes.

Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Mushroom Gravy Recipe: saute cremini mushrooms

Add a pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper to season if you like.

Add in minced onions, optional minced shallot, and minced garlic. Sauté for another 1 – 2 minutes until soften & fragrant.

Step 5
Make Chicken Stock Mixture

Ingredients

1 cup (250ml) unsalted chicken stock
1 tablespoon (15ml) Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon (15ml) light soy sauce (not low sodium soy sauce)

While the sliced mushrooms are sautéing in the pressure cooker, mix 1 tbsp (15ml) Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp (15ml) light soy sauce, and 1 cup (250ml) unsalted chicken stock together.

Step 6
Deglaze

Ingredient

A dash of sherry wine

Pour in a dash of sherry wine and completely deglaze the bottom of the pot by scrubbing the flavorful brown bits with a wooden spoon.

Step 7
Pressure Cook the Pork Chops

Ingredients

Browned pork chops
Chicken stock mixture (from Step 5)

Place the browned pork chops with all the meat juice into the pot. Then, pour in the chicken stock mixture.

Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Mushroom Gravy Recipe: pressure cook the pork chops

Close lid and pressure cook at

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 1 minute (Electric & Stovetop Pressure Cookers).
  • Pressure Release Method: Turn off the heat and fully Natural Release (roughly 10 minutes).

Open the lid.

*Pro Tip: Yes! Pressure cook the pork chops for only one minute – it’s not a typo! 🙂 Remember the pork chops begin to cook while it’s coming up to pressure and releasing pressure.

Step 8
Taste & Make the HK Mushroom Gravy

Ingredients

1/4 cup (63ml) heavy cream
2 tablespoons (30g) cornstarch + 2 tablespoons (15ml) water

Remove the pork chops and set aside.

Turn heat to medium (Instant Pot: Press Sauté button) and add in ¼ cup (63ml) heavy cream.

Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Mushroom Gravy Recipe: Homemade Mushroom Gravy

Mix the cornstarch with water and mix it into the Mushroom Sauce one third at a time until desired thickness.

Taste and adjust the seasoning by adding more kosher salt if necessary.

Step 9
Serve Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Mushroom Gravy


Pork chops are best served immediately.

Drizzle the HK Mushroom Gravy over the pork chops and serve right away!

Easy Instant Pot Pork Chops Recipe with classic homemade HK Mushroom Gravy! Comforting Umami Pressure Cooker Pork Chops are tender and moist.

Cooking Tips for Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Mushroom Gravy 


1. Purchasing Pork Chops:

Be sure to choose pork chops with some marbling fat.

Since the optimal cooking time depends on the thickness of the meat, try to buy pork chops that are roughly 1.25 inches thick for our Instant Pot Pork Chops Recipes.

2. What is the Best Cooking Time for Instant Pot Pork Chops?

Pork chops are a little tricky to cook in the pressure cooker because they cook in a flash! Plus, they’re not as forgiving as some other cuts of meat. When they’re perfectly cooked, they’re juicy, tender & moist; but when they’re overcooked, they become tough, chewy & dry.

So, we developed our Instant Pot Pork Chops Recipe Series based on our Pork Chops Experiment findings.

After testing 5 batches of pork loin chops, we concluded that pressure cooking at High Pressure for 1 minute, then Full Natural Release gave the most satisfying results.

3. Why Use Cremini Mushrooms? Can I Substitute with White Button Mushrooms?

why we use cremini mushrooms over white button mushrooms
We’re Cremini Mushroom Fans as they are more flavorful and mature than White Button Mushrooms. Try it for yourself! 🙂

But, if you really couldn’t find Cremini Mushrooms, you can still substitute it with white button mushrooms.

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Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Mushroom Gravy
Make this Easy Instant Pot Pork Chops with beloved classic homemade HK Mushroom Gravy Recipe! Comforting Umami Pressure Cooker Pork Chops are tender & moist.
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Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Meat, Sauce, Easy
Cuisine: Hong Kong  
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  Serving: 2 - 4
  Rated 5.0/5 from 8 reviews
 
Ingredients
  • 4 (900g) bone-in or boneless pork loin chops (~1.25 inch thick)
  • 8 – 10 (350g) large cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 (230g) medium onion, roughly minced
  • 3 (10g) garlic cloves, roughly minced
  • optional: 1 (42g) small shallot, roughly minced
  • A dash of sherry wine
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons (15ml – 30ml) peanut oil
  • ¼ cup (63ml) heavy cream
  • Kosher salt & black pepper to taste
Chicken Stock Mixture
Thickener
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons (15ml) water
Instructions
  1. Prepare the Pressure Cooker: Heat up your Instant Pot by pressing Sauté button and click Adjust button to go to Sauté More function. Wait until the indicator says HOT.
  2. Tenderize the Pork Chops: First, make a few small cuts around the sides of the pork chops so they will stay flat and brown evenly.

    While the pressure cooker is heating up, use the back-end of a heavy knife and pound both sides of the pork chops to tenderize the meat (but don’t over-pound the meat).
  3. Sauté the Pork Chops: Add 1 tablespoon (15ml) of peanut oil into the pot. Ensure to coat the oil over the whole bottom of the pot. Add the pork chops into the pot, then let it brown for roughly 1 – 1.5 minute on each side (don’t need to constantly flip). Remove and set aside.
  4. Sauté Mushrooms, Onions, and Garlic: Pour in another tablespoon (15ml) of peanut oil if necessary. Sauté sliced mushrooms until all moisture from the mushrooms have evaporated and the edges are slightly crisped & browned. Roughly 6 – 8 minutes. Add a pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper to season if you like. Add in minced onions, optional shallot, and garlic. Sauté for another 1 – 2 minutes until soften & fragrant.
  5. Make Chicken Stock Mixture: While sliced mushrooms are sautéing in the pressure cooker, mix 1 tbsp (15ml) Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp (15ml) light soy sauce, and 1 cup (250ml) unsalted chicken stock together.
  6. Deglaze: Pour in a dash of sherry wine and completely deglaze the bottom of the pot by scrubbing the flavorful brown bits with a wooden spoon.
  7. Pressure Cook the Pork Chops: Place the browned pork chops with all the meat juice into the pot. Pour in the chicken stock mixture, close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 1 minute (Electric & Stovetop Pressure Cookers). Turn off the heat and fully Natural Release (roughly 10 minutes). Open the lid.
  8. Taste & Make the HK Mushroom Gravy: Remove the pork chops and set aside. Turn heat to medium (Instant Pot: Press Sauté button) and add in ¼ cup (63ml) heavy cream. Mix the cornstarch with water and mix it into the Mushroom Sauce one third at a time until desired thickness. Taste and adjust the seasoning by adding more kosher salt if necessary.
  9. Serve: Pork chops are best served immediately. Drizzle the HK Mushroom Gravy over the pork chops and serve right away!

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Easy Instant Pot Pork Chops Recipe with classic homemade HK Mushroom Gravy! Comforting Umami Pressure Cooker Pork Chops are tender and moist.

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