Asian-Style Pork Chops and Broccoli
 
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ Tb. toasted sesame oil
  • 4 - ½" thick pork chops (bone in or boneless worked for me)
  • 6 medium scallions (or ½ yellow onion in a pinch)
  • 1 tsp. minced or pressed garlic
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tb. dark or light brown sugar
  • 1 Tb. rice vinegar
  • 4 cups broccoli florets (frozen works as well, but try thawing first)
Instructions
  1. Pressure Cooker: Hit "brown" or "saute" on the pressure cooker and heat the oil. Brown the pork chops slightly. Add the onion and garlic. Cook 1 minute.
  2. Add the broth, soy sauce, brown sugar and vinegar. Cook 10 minutes on high pressure.
  3. Bring the pressure back down quickly with the valve/quick release.
  4. Add the broccoli. Put the lid back on and allow the broccoli to cook for about 5 minutes. Closer to 8-10 minutes for frozen.
  5. Serve meat with broccoli and sauce at the bottom of the pot.
  6. For Stove top: Take a large wok or pan and heat the oil over medium to medium-high heat. Brown the pork chops slightly. Add the onion and garlic. Cook 1 minute.
  7. Add remaining ingredients EXCEPT broccoli. Stir that around. Bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to medium/medium low, simmer and cover for 5 minutes. The pork chops will be done and should be 140 degrees internally.
  8. Add broccoli and put the cover back on the pan. Cook 5 minutes longer.
  9. Optional: serve with soy sauce.
Notes
Add a pinch of red pepper flakes to increase the heat.

If you don't realize the pork chops are finished so quickly, then simply microwave the broccoli and add to the sauce/pork chops. Mine finished so fast that the pot was now on warm instead of hot - not hot enough to cook the broccoli. So, I had to cook the broccoli in the microwave.

As a side, I cooked brown rice in the pressure cooker before the pork chops. 22 minutes on high pressure with 1 cup brown rice and 1 and ⅛ cups water. The rice was kept warm in the oven.

Recipe from The Great Big Pressure Cookbook
Recipe by Whisk Together at http://www.whisktogether.com/2016/01/19/asian-style-pork-chops-and-broccoli/