Pork Loin Chop in HK Onion Sauce
Servings Prep Time
2-4servings 15minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4servings 15minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
  • 4 pork loin chopsboneless, 1.25 inches thick, Try to choose pork chops with some fat marbling
  • 1small onionsliced
  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • 1tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4cup chicken stocklow sodium
  • 1 1/2tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
  • kosher saltto taste
  • 1tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1tablespoon Shaoxing wine
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/2teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4teaspoon white pepperground
  • 1/4teaspoon sesame oil
  1. Tenderize the Pork Loin Chops: Use the backend of a heavy knife and pound both sides of the pork loin chops to tenderize the meat.
  2. Marinate the tenderized pork loin chops for 20 minutes with 1/2 teaspoon of sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of sesame oil, 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper,1 tablespoon of light soy sauce, and 1 tablespoon of Shaoxing wine.
  3. Press Sauté mode on the Instant Pot. Wait until the indicator says “hot”. This will prevent the pork loin chops from sticking to the pot.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil into the pot. Ensure to coat the oil over the whole bottom of the pot. Add the marinated pork loin chops into the pot, then let it brown for roughly 1 – 2 minutes on each side (don’t need to keep flipping). Do not let it burn. Remove and set aside.
  5. Add in the sliced onions. Add a pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper to season if you like. Cook the onions for roughly 1 minute until soften.
  6. Deglaze: Add in 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and partially deglaze the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.
  7. Add in 3/4 cup of chicken stock, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Mix well and fully deglaze. Taste the seasoning and adjust with kosher salt if necessary.
  8. Place the pork loin chops with all the meat juice into the pot. Close lid and pressure cook on manual at High Pressure for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and fully Natural Release (roughly 10 minutes). Open the lid.
  9. Remove the pork loin chops and set aside. Turn heat to medium by pressing sauté button. Taste the seasoning and add more salt if desired. Mix the cornstarch with water and mix it into the onion sauce one third at a time until desired thickness.
  10. Drizzle the onion sauce over the pork loin chops and serve immediately!
Recipe Notes
  1. What is the best cooking time for pressure cooker pork loin chops? cooking at High Pressure for 1 minute, then Natural Release gave the most satisfying results.
  2. How to tenderize the Pork Loin Chops?
    Tenderizing the pork loin chops is a very important step! Tenderizing the meat using the back-end of a heavy knife is a convenient technique we learnt from our grandparents.