Whole30/Paleo Smothered Pork Chops & Crispy Bacon

Served on a bed of smashed garlic cauliflower with homemade applesauce, this is hearty and easy dish to prepare.



4 medium bone-in pork chops — I like bone-in for more flavor but you can use boneless

4 slices of bacon

1 medium onion, sliced in rings

1 garlic clove

1 tbs GHEE

Salt, Pepper, and Thyme to taste


Cook bacon until it’s crispy. Remove bits from pan and drain bacon on paper towel.

Add ghee, garlic, and sliced onions and saute for 2-3 minutes.

Season pork chops with salt and pepper and thyme.

Add to skillet and brown the chops 1 minute per side.

Cover skillet and cook 20 minutes (or until fork tender) onions will carmelize.

Remove and plate… top with bacon bits and serve over a bed of garlic smashed cauliflower



Select Saute function and cook the bacon until it’s crispy. Remove from Instant Pot and set on paper towels to drain.

Saute the onions in oil or ghee.

Season pork chops with salt and pepper and cook in batches if necessary. Add oil  and cook chops flipping halfway, until browned, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove chops from IP and place on a plate.

Add trivet to Instant Pot and add 1 cup of beef, chicken, or vegetable stock (as my mother, Bernice would say, “use stock, water doesn’t taste good.) and add a clove of garlic

Place the pork chops on the trivet, seal the lid. 

Select high pressure for 10 minutes. When done, do a natural release 5-10 minutes.

Remove chops from the pot and smother with onions and sprinkle the crispy bacon. Serve on a bed of smashed garlic cauliflower.