Category: Pork

InstantPot Pork Carnitas

Submitted by Dana.

Serves: 6 – 8

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ground ancho chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground chipotle chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoons salt
  • 3 – 4 pound pork shoulder roast
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 bottle of beer, lager is best
  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 bay leaves

Directions

  1. Combine the ancho chili powder, chipotle chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, and salt in a small bowl. Take the pork out of its netting, cut into 2 inch cubes and rub the spice mixture all over, getting into all the nooks and crannies.
  2. Using the Sauté setting on your InstantPot, melt 2 tablespoons coconut oil. Brown the meat on all sides in 3 – 4 batches. Remove browned pieces of meat and set aside.
  3. When all the meat has been browned add the beer and orange juice to the pot. Scrape up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Add the onion, garlic and bay leaves to the pot and place the pork pieces on top.
  4. Place lid on the InstantPot, lock into place and press the Meat/Stew button.
  5. When done, remove the roast from the pot, leaving the cooking liquid. Turn the InstantPot back to sauté and allow the cooking liquid to simmer until it has been reduced by half.
  6. Heat your Broiler Oven to High
  7. While the liquid is reducing, shred the meat with 2 forks. Place on a parchment lined sheet pan. When the liquid has reduced, turn off the pot, spoon some of the reduced cooking liquid over the shredded pork. (Just enough to keep the meat from drying out too much) Broil the meat until crisp and brown.
  8. Serve on a platter with guacamole, lime wedges, salsa and a basket of hot tortillas.

Traditional Chinese Pork Belly

By , March 29, 2012

Submitted by Jenny W.

This is something my Grandmother always made for me as a special treat. After she passed away, I didn’t eat this for years because I couldn’t find an acceptable version – until now!

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs pork belly, cut into 5in slices
  • 1/2 cup GF soy sauce (I usually use San-J)
  • 1-2 teaspoons cane sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Chinese cooking wine
  • 4 star anise
  • 1-2 teaspoons white pepper powder
  • 2 cups water (or more if needed)
  • 4-5 slices fresh ginger
  • 6 cloves garlic, sliced

Directions:
1. Heat saute pan on high heat and sear both sides of each pork belly slice (roughly 2 minutes per side).
2. Reduce heat to medium. Add ginger and garlic and keep sauteing in the rendered fat for 5 minutes.
3. Transfer all ingredients to pressure cooker.
4. Bring up temperature of pressure cooker as directed. Cook for 30 min or so until lean meat is almost falling off with the touch of a fork.

Pressure Cooker Cassoulet

By , March 28, 2012

Submitted by: Jamie B.-M.

Cassoulet is a classic provincial French dish, which can take a few days to make when one has to soak beans and cook meat to the right tenderness. The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker yields a cassoulet in under an hour!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds boneless pork ribs, cut into 1-inch chunks Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups great northern beans (or similar)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • ½ white onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons dried rosemary
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups herbed croutons
  • 1 cup goat cheese, crumbled (optional)

Instructions:

Heat olive oil to medium high heat in a large skillet. Sprinkle pork ribs with salt and pepper, then brown in the skillet on all sides.

Add the pork to the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, then add the beans, broth, carrot, celery, onion, rosemary and garlic. Seal the pressure cooker and cook on the stew setting for 35 minutes.

Dish cassoulet into 4-6 large soup bowls, then top with equal amounts of croutons and goat cheese. Serve.

Serves 4-6.

Pork & Greens Hearty-Soup

By , March 25, 2012

Submitted by Sandra K.

Instructions:

  • 3 lbs. lean ground Pork
  • 1 lb. fresh Kale
  • 3 cups low-fat Chicken Broth
  • 1 medium red onion***
  • 1 level TBS. Poultry Seasoning powder
  • 1&1/2 tsp. Garlic Salt

Instructions:

  • Chop kale and onion in small pieces.
  • Put Ch.Broth in EPC and add P.Seasoning and G.Salt. Mix well.
  • Add pork, kale and onion (*** or onion may be added Raw at the the end of cooking.)
  • Bring to High Pressure and cook for 6 min.
  • Release pressure.
  • Optional: *** Add raw onion to cooked soup if desired.
  • Serve with home-made Corn Tortillas!

BBQ Ribs

By , February 16, 2012

This is a recipe submitted by Sina.

BBQ Rib Feb 16 2 52 44 PM 239x320 BBQ Ribsgot my instant pot today. i just made my first food in it and i’m impressed!!!! i have in 20 minutes tender pork back ribs( after they were finished i put them for 5-10 minutes under the broiler so they got a nice colour!) they taste amazing.

I ALREADY LOVE MY INSTANT POT. falling of the bone ribs after 20 minutes in the instant pot. wow.

i seasoned them with a rib rub and browned them on the “browning” setting first. took them out…. added 1 can of root beer. added the steam rack in the pot,brushed selfmade bbq sauce on the rib pieces,arranged the pork back ribs on the steam rack. closed the lid, used meat setting for 20 minutes. after pressure was gone and all was finished i took the ribs out(very tender!!!!) and just brushed some bbq sauce on them again and put them for 5-10 minutes under a broiler(oven). that’s it. awesome and tender fall of the bone ribs in 30 minutes with the help of the instant pot! thanks for an amazing product.

(shared it on facebook as well)more to come on facebook for sure. :-)

Hyper Curry in a Hurry

By , February 11, 2012

Recipe submitted by Eliot.

I love my Instant pot, and have talked about it to all my friends. Amazing cooking tool for busy students!

This recipe has served me well and is always a hit with guests. It’s flexible delicious and quick to make Thai tasting curry. All you need is the instant pot.

Take your curry to another dimension!

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You will need:

  • 1 tbsb Yellow curry paste: (Green = Hot. Red = medium, Yellow = mild)
  • 1 cup chicken broth (match the meat option)
  • 3 tbsb of fish sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 lime leaves (whole)
  • 1 lemon grass stalk
  • 1 piece of ginger (thumb sized)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 can Coconut Milk

Meat Options: Chicken or pork or beef, or tofu)

Extra options: (bamboo shoots, root veggies, squash, zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, peanuts, galangal, cilantro, green onions, tofu, shrimp)

Directions:

Add:

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Selected Meat
  • 1 tbs curry paste.
  • fish sauce (or liht soy sauce)
  • garlic (rough chop)
  • lime leaves
  • lemon grass stalk (cut in half lengthwise) ginger (whole) carrot (pieces) large onion (pieces) large potato (Pieces) (Dried mushrooms, if you like) Close and lock Cook at pressure for 15-20 Release pressure While liquid is still hot, Add:
  • 1 can Coconut Milk
  • Personalized options (I like bamboo shoots, green onions, cilantro, shrimp) Add curry paste + fish sauce to taste.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve with rice or noodles.
  • Add a squeeze of lime juice + drizzle some coconut milk over the finished plate.

Good luck!

BBQ Ribs with Programmable Pressure Cooker

By , October 29, 2009

BBQ RibsThis finger licking food is everybody favor but it takes time to cook. It usually takes hours in the oven to have nice soft and juice ribs. With Instant Pot Programmable Pressure cooker, it is matter of minutes.

Prepare Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: Around 35 minutes with Instant Pot Programmable Pressure cooker

Ingredients: 4 servings

  • 2 racks of pork ribs
  • 2 cup of your favor BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 red onions peeled and cut in half
  • 4 carrots peeled and cut in desired size

Cooking:  There are two parts – Pre-Meal and Ready for Meal.

  • Pre-Meal

Cut ribs into half and place them into Instant Pot Programmable Pressure Cooker. If frozen, no need to defrost. Add a cup of BBQ sauce and a cup of water in the cook pot. Close the lid. Then press  Meat button and set  +  to Longer.  Let it cook. Once it is done and cool down. Open the lid and ensure the ribs are soaked in the sauce. Close the lid and let it sit for a few hours.

  • Ready for Meal

Take the ribs out and place onions and carrots in the Instant Pot Programmable Pressure Cooker with existing sauce. Close the lid and Press Manual button and set to 2 minutes. Then BBQ the ribs with BBQ sauce.

Pork Rib and Lotus Root Soup

By , June 14, 2009

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The Pork side Rib and Lotus Root Soup will provide you a feeling of harmony family. It’s delicious and full of nutrition to help make a family’s life perfect. What you need to do is to prepare ingredients, put them into Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker then press soup button to cook in fully automated cooking process, and switch to keep-warm after cooking.

Prepare Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: Around 40 minutes with Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

Ingredients: 6 servings

  • 1 pound pork side rib
  • 8 ounces fresh lotus root, peeled and sliced in 1/8-inch rounds
  • 1 small ginger cut into 3 slices
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 cups of water

Cooking: Put all ingredients into Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker then press the Soup button. Then that is it! Simple, fast, delicious, retaining flavour and nutrition, consistent results all the time.

Pork Feet and Soy Bean Soup Recipe

Pork Feet and Soy Bean Soup is a traditional delicious Chinese soup. Only ginger, green onion, two pork feet and a cup of soaked soy beans will be needed for the soup. Normal process to cook the soup needs to simmer it for more than 3 hours. but it is very fast and energy saving by using Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker. And Instant Pot Programmable Pressure Cooker can also trap flavor in food, retaining vitamins and minerals, cook tender & tasty meal and it has consistent results all the time!

Prepare Time: 10 minutes to wash and clean the pork feet and prepare the ingredients.
Cooking Time: Around 30 minutes with Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

Ingredients: 6 servings

  • white part of 2 green onion,
  • minced green leaves of 2 green onion
  • 2 pounds pork feet
  • a cup of soaked soy beans
  • 3 thin slices of ginger
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 cups water

Cooking:
Put all ingredients except minced green leaves of 2 green onion into Instant Pot Programmable Pressure Cooker then press the Soup button. Then that is it! Simple, fast, delicious, delicious, retaining flavor and nutrition, consistent results all the time!

Ready to serve:
Wait till the Instant Pot Programmable Pressure Cooker to cool down or open the pressure exhaust valve in order to open the cover.
Sprinkle with green shallots on the top of soup.