Instant Pot Pork Chops with Apple Balsamic Topping (Paleo + Whole30)

Easy, 6 ingredient instant pot pork chops with apple balsamic topping. This is a simple Paleo and Whole30 recipe that the whole family will love! 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3
Author Justin + Erica Winn | Real Simple Good


  • 3 thick cut pork chops (about 1 inch thick)
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 apple, cored and diced into chunks
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Chop onion and apples as noted and have the other ingredients on hand for quick access.
  2. Turn your Instant Pot on and set it to “Saute”.
  3. Add in ghee to melt and stir it around to cover the bottom of the pot.
  4. Place pork chops in the instant pot to brown each side (about 1-2 minutes per side). Don't saute too long, it's just to get a quick brown sear on each side.

  5. Once the chops are browned press the “Keep Warm/Cancel” button.
  6. Sprinkle the onion and apples over the pork chops. Drizzle on the balsamic vinegar over the top.
  7. Sprinkle the garlic powder, salt and pepper over everything.
  8. Lock the Instant pot lid into place and close the pressure valve.
  9. Cook on the manual setting for 10 minutes. Quick release the pressure once the cooking is complete.

  10. Remove the pork chops and spread the apple/onion topping evenly over each pork chop for serving.