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Instant Pot Bacon Wrapped Pork Ribeye

Tonight my son came home with a bag of groceries at 9:00 pm.  Now we don’t usually eat that late, but we had some things going on and we just didn’t get around to eating.  Here’s what he had:  a package of 4 pork ribeye, bacon, green beans, and a microwavable side of broccoli/rice casserole.  Ok, I was listening.  So he says, “Mom couldn’t we make bacon wrapped pork chops in your Instant Pot?”  The thought was intriguing to me, because you know how enamored I am with my new Instant Pot.  I think it could do a backflip on the table if I just pushed the right button.

In a nutshell, here’s what we did.  We wrapped the pork in the bacon, browned it on the saute setting, added a few vegies and water, set the Instant Pot for 15 minutes and hoped for the best.  The results were amazing!  The pork steaks were pull apart tender and in the pot with all of this deliciousness was a beautiful brown pork broth.  Wow!  It took 30 minutes total to make and most of that was wait time.  You have got to try this one.  Below is the recipe for you to try for yourself.

Instant Pot Bacon Wrapped Pork Ribeye
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Instant Pot Bacon Wrapped Pork Ribeye
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Servings Prep Time Passive Time
4servings 15 minutes 25minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
25minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 pork steaks we used ribeye because it was cheap. Just 2.34 for 4 steaks.
  • 6-8 strips bacon
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • Lawry's Season Salt to taste
  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion cut into chunks
  • 1/2 green pepper cut into chunks
  • 3 or 4 small potatoes Peeled and quartered
  • 1 and 1/2 cups water
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Ingredients
  • 4 pork steaks we used ribeye because it was cheap. Just 2.34 for 4 steaks.
  • 6-8 strips bacon
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • Lawry's Season Salt to taste
  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion cut into chunks
  • 1/2 green pepper cut into chunks
  • 3 or 4 small potatoes Peeled and quartered
  • 1 and 1/2 cups water
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Instructions
  1. Shake Lawry's season salt all over the pork steaks.
  2. Roll the steaks like a jelly roll and wrap one or two slices of bacon around each roll depending on size and use a toothpick to hold in place.
  3. Plug in the Instant Pot and touch the Saute feature.
  4. When the indicator says HOT, add the olive oil and set each bacon wrapped pork steak in the bottom of the instant pot and brown on all sides. My 6 quart pot held 4 rolled steaks.
  5. When all of the steaks are browned--do not drain--add the vegies in this order: mushrooms, onions, green pepper, and potatoes.
  6. Pour the water over all, push manual and increase or decrease the time to 15 minutes. Make sure your valve is set to pressure. The pot should pressurize fairly quickly since you have been using the saute feature.
  7. Allow to cook for the full 15 minutes and do a natural pressure release for 10 minutes. If it hasn't fully released by then, use quick release to release the rest of the steam.
  8. Remove meat and vegies from the pot and strain the broth into a bowl. Make gravy if desired or save for a soup or stew.Bacon Wrapped Pork Steak
  9. Pull out the toothpicks from the meat. Place onions, green pepper and mushrooms over meat and serve with gravy or just pour a little of the lovely broth over all.
Recipe Notes

You know I love my Lawry's season salt, but you can season any way you like.  I added no extra salt and the potatoes still needed no extra seasoning when I took them out of the pot.  I was really worried about the pork because when I make pork in the crock pot, the texture seems to me somewhat compromised.  But this pork was absolutely tender and meaty.  I'll never use the crock pot for pork again.  Instant Pot is now my favorite tool in the kitchen!

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