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Sat Oct 23, 2021, 03:58 AM

Smothered Pork Chops

I'm making smothered pork chops with caramelized onions, mushrooms and french cut string beans for my lunches next week. Will they turn out better if I do them in my crock pot or my instant pot? Also, should I brown the chops first for the maillard reaction or just throw them in the cooking appliance?

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Revanchist Oct 2021 OP
NJCher Oct 2021 #1
Revanchist Oct 2021 #2
Hortensis Oct 2021 #3
lillypaddle Oct 2021 #4
ms liberty Oct 2021 #5
lillypaddle Oct 2021 #7
NJCher Oct 2021 #6
Revanchist Oct 2021 #8

Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 04:24 AM

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Id definitely brown them first.

Are you doing the string beans separately?

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Response to NJCher (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 04:43 AM

2. Nah

Took the lazy way out and bought canned green beans, going to dump everything together and cook it all at the same time

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 08:15 AM

3. Don't know, but must have smothered pork chops!

I'll be watching for answers. In the past I've always browned them in a braising pan on the stove, then moved them to the oven, but would love to do it this way.

Thanks for bringing it up.

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 08:51 AM

4. Brown them on the IP saute' setting first

On second thought, if the beans are canned, they will turn to mush in the IP. Cook stovetop.

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 09:21 AM

5. I'd heat the beans separately and then add them after the pork chops are done

That way the beans wouldn't get mushy even when reheated.

I seriously can't stand mushy green beans. You get them a lot here in the south, from home canned goods usually. They cook them til you could sling a spoonful at the wall and they'd stick. Ugh. I can't eat that.

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 12:00 PM

7. Well, only one pot to wash

if you brown them in the IP. In the interest of full disclosure, I am not that fond of the way meat browns in the IP, so I usually brown it on the stove , but people say I'm crazy for doing that.

Whichever way you go, let us know how they turned out.

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 10:34 AM

6. suggestion

Take the string beans out of the final version of the dish and if you want to have beans with it, put in fresh or another can.

View the beans as flavoring for the first part of cooking the dish.

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Response to Revanchist (Original post)

Sat Oct 23, 2021, 02:39 PM

8. I'm going to caramelize/saute the onions and mushrooms first

For added flavor. I guess I can then brown the chops in the same pan for added flavor then into the IP with the sauce

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