Pork Loin Chops with Cabbage and Carrots

Pork Loin Chops with Cabbage and Carrots (Serves 2-3)

Cooks need simple meals when life gets busy and Pork Loin Chops with Cabbage and Carrots is a tasty one. It takes just a few minutes to chop a head of cabbage, baby cut carrots come from the store ready to use, and boneless pork loin chops require no effort. Put them together in a pressure cooker with chicken broth and a dusting of several spices and you are ready to go. I suspect you could prepare this same meal in a Dutch oven too, but instead of 10 minutes under high pressure, you would probably need 30 minutes over medium heat.

Prep Time and Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredient list:

1.5 pounds of boneless pork loin chops
1 small head of cabbage
1 pound of baby cut carrots
2-3 cups of chicken broth (Imagine Organic includes no sugar, cane juice, or soy)
Extra virgin olive oil
Coriander powder
Garlic powder
Black pepper

Directions: Add one or two tablespoons of olive oil to pressure cooker over medium heat. Season pork on both sides with salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Lay pork in hot oil and brown on one side for 2-3 minutes. Turn and brown other side 2-3 minutes. Remove from pot. Chop cabbage into bite-sized pieces and add to pressure cooker. Season with salt, garlic powder, and coriander powder to taste. Add carrots and season with salt, garlic powder, and coriander powder. Add two to three cups of chicken broth. Lay pork on top of vegetables in pressure cooker. Lock top on pressure cooker. Increase heat to high. After achieving high pressure, reduce heat to the lowest level consistent with maintaining high pressure. Cook under high pressure for 10 minutes. Turn off heat, use quick release method to reduce pressure, and remove top. Use a slotted spoon to transfer everything to plates and enjoy!

Notes: I have been making my own chicken broth lately and keeping it frozen until needed. I frequently forget to thaw any before I need it, but have discovered that a few minutes in the microwave can make up for my forgetfulness.

I love my Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Top Pressure Cooker 7.4-Quart that I ordered from Amazon.com. After reading a bunch of pressure cooker reviews, I decided to spend a little extra to get the one the New York Times described as the Mercedes-Benz of pressure cookers. Kuhn Rikon is a Swiss company. Pressure cookers are so popular in Switzerland that the average household has three! I have not yet purchased a second pressure cooker, but could use one to prepare vegetables separately while longer cooking meat dishes are in their final minutes.

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