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 Recipe to Learn how to make Honey Mustard Pork Chops, with Caramelized Onion and Garlic Baked Potato 


Yield: 4 servings

Learn how to make Honey Mustard Pork Chops

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Tonight's simple dinner was Honey Mustard Pork Chops with Caramelized Onion and Garlic Baked Potato.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Bake Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


Honey Mustard Pork Chops

  • 4 bone in pork chops
  • Brine
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • 2 smashed garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp peppercorns 
  • ½ cup water


  • A pinch on both sides of salt, pepper, and fennel powder. 
  • Honey Mustard Glaze
  • 1 tbsp. grainy mustard
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. honey

Caramelized Onion and Garlic Baked Potato

  • 4 peeled potatoes 
  • 1 sliced onion 
  • 1 sliced garlic clove
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup fresh cream 
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 heaped tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp Ina Paarman’s white sauce powder
  • Handful of grated cheese 


Honey Mustard Pork Chops

Add all this to the pork chops in a Ziploc bag and refrigerate for 6 hours (overnight preferably). 

Pat dry.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.

Place chops on a foiled lined baking sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes.

Turn and spoon mixture on the other side. 

Bake for further 15 minutes.


Mix well and spoon on over one side of chops. 

Caramelized Onion and Garlic Baked Potato

I steamed the potatoes (in my InstaPot until tender).

Fried the onion and sliced garlic in a little oil with salt and balsamic vinegar.

Mix the remaining ingredients (except the cheese) in a jug until smooth. 

Season the potatoes with salt, cracked black pepper, and potato spice. 

Add the onions, pour over the sauce, sprinkle the cheese.

Bake simultaneously with the pork chops.

The squash I also steamed in the InstaPot after removing the potatoes, added some butter, pinch of sugar, salt, pepper, and Aromat.

Filled with Sweetcorn and dusted with paprika. Simple green salad with red jalapeno and homemade salad dressing.


Prepared, tried, and tested by Melanie Kramar

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 991Total Fat 53gSaturated Fat 26gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 234mgSodium 748mgCarbohydrates 77gFiber 6gSugar 37gProtein 52g

Please note, I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition information on this blog, EsmeSalon, has been calculated by using an online calculator and is intended for information and guidance purposes only. If the nutrition information is important to you, please be advised that you should consider calculating it yourself, using your preferred tool.

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Honey Mustard is your secret weapon and an awesome way to turn these chops into something really mouthwatering and amazing.


Why are my instant pot pork chops tough?

Pork chops are usually quite lean and will become tough once they are overcooked. For the best result, you will want to use bone-in pork chops that are well-marbled. The bone will act as a shield for the surrounding meat. A thicker cut of pork chop will work better in the Instant Pot as it is less likely to overcook.


How do you cook pork chops without drying them out?

High-heat frying sears them to a golden brown, and a moderately hot oven (400 degrees F) bakes the pork chops gently enough to keep them from drying out. This “sear-roasting” method is a great way to cook pork chops in the oven: Fry one side to a golden brown, then flip, and place the chops directly in the oven.

How can I tenderize pork chops quickly?

You can also use a meat tenderizer or any acidic fruit juices like lime, lemon, or pineapple juice. The acid penetrates the meat and breaks down the protein which tenderizes the pork chops.

Does cooking meat longer in a pressure cooker make it more tender?

The pressure will in fact make your meat super tender, almost as if you slow cooked it for the better part of a day.

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