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Dr. Pepper Instant Pot Pork Chops Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

These Dr. Pepper pork chops I whipped up in my Instant Pot are a game changer! Tender, flavorful, and drenched in a sweet and tangy sauce, they're my new go-to dinner.

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Look no further folks! I've stumbled upon an unexpected, wonderful combination--pork chops and Dr. Pepper. Yes, you heard it right. Bursting with flavor, this sweet, savory, and a tad perplexing creation will turn dinner into an adventure. It's quick, it's simple, and the Instant Pot does most of the work. All you need are pork chops, a can of Dr. Pepper, and a few pantry staples. So, get ready to broaden your culinary horizons!

Ingredients for Dr. Pepper Instant Pot Pork Chops

  • Boneless pork chops: Tender cuts of meat that cook quickly and absorb flavors well, ideal for this recipe's short cooking time.
  • Dr. Pepper: Adds a unique sweet and tangy flavor to the dish, creating a delicious and slightly caramelized sauce.
  • Ketchup: Provides a hint of sweetness and acidity to balance the flavors, enhancing the overall taste of the dish.
  • Worcestershire sauce: Adds depth and umami flavor to the sauce, complementing the sweetness of the Dr. Pepper and ketchup.

Essential Tools for Making Instant Pot Pork Chops

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the pork chops quickly and efficiently.
  • Tongs: Needed for flipping and removing the pork chops from the Instant Pot safely.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes


  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 1 can of Dr. Pepper
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Season pork chops with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Pour Dr. Pepper, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce into the Instant Pot.
  3. Add seasoned pork chops to the Instant Pot.
  4. Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  5. Allow for a natural pressure release for 5 minutes, then do a quick release.
  6. Remove pork chops from the Instant Pot and let them rest.
  7. Optional: Thicken the sauce by simmering on sauté mode.
  8. Serve the pork chops with the sauce on top.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 300 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 25 g | Total Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 75 mg | Sodium: 600 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 18 g | Calcium: 50 mg | Potassium: 500 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 100 µg | Vitamin C: 5 mg

Preparing and Storing Dr. Pepper Pork Chops

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the recipe as directed, let it cool, then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Freezing Instructions

  • After cooking, let the pork chops cool completely.
  • Place them in a freezer-safe container or bag, removing as much air as possible.
  • Label with the date and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Did you know that marinating the pork chops in the Dr. Pepper before cooking can add an extra depth of flavor to the dish? It helps tenderize the meat and infuse it with a subtle sweetness that pairs perfectly with the savory elements of the recipe. Give it a try next time you make these Instant Pot Pork Chops for a delicious twist!

Common Questions About Making Instant Pot Pork Chops with Dr. Pepper

Can I use bone-in pork chops for this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute bone-in pork chops for boneless ones in this recipe. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Can I use a different soda instead of Dr. Pepper?
Certainly! You can experiment with other sodas like cola or root beer to change the flavor profile of the dish.
Do I have to thicken the sauce at the end?
Thickening the sauce is optional. If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can simmer it on sauté mode after cooking the pork chops.
Can I marinate the pork chops before cooking?
You can marinate the pork chops before cooking if you'd like to enhance the flavor. Just adjust the seasoning to your preference.
How can I prevent the pork chops from drying out?
To prevent the pork chops from drying out, make sure not to overcook them in the Instant Pot. Follow the recommended cooking time and allow for a natural pressure release.

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