Instant Pot Pork Hock

Cooked pork hocks with brown sauce and scallion sliced on top

Looking for a special main dish?

This Instant Pot Pork Hock is the recipe for you. It has a wonderful taste and you can make it easily using cheap and simple ingredients.

Cooked pork hocks with brown sauce and chopped scallion on top in a gray plate

Why This Recipe Works

This pig feet recipe comes from Chinese cuisine and in my opinion, the Instant Pot is the best way the make the Pork Hock.

This Instant Pot Pork recipe allows you to cook a flavorsome dish easily and quicker than others. What are you waiting for? Try this not-so-time-taking, healthy and delicious recipe for your meal now!

In my opinion, it's one of the best Instant Pot pork recipes on Corrie Cooks and one of the best pork hock recipes I have ever made for sure.

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 Recipe Ingredients

Pork- Pig feet pork is used in this recipe. Take 2 lb of pig feet pork and cut it into 6 pieces of each. Wash the pork properly before adding.

Ginger- Use at least 1-inch ginger, thinly slice the ginger.

Soy Sauce- We are using here both, light soy sauce and dark soy sauce for better taste. You can also make it only with the dark one or use any dark soy sauce substitute you have.

Other Ingredients-

Ginger Powder, Green Onions, Japanese Sake, Star Anise, Ginger powder, Dried chili peppers, sugar, and salt to make this extremely mouthful.

Try using the ingredients according to the recipe card to enjoy the perfect taste, but you can add or less as per your taste.

How to make

Put the pork into the pot and add ginger.

Now add 1 ½ cups of water into the pot.

Close the lid set the pot on high pressure for 3 minutes.

Do a natural release set the pork aside and discard the water.

Now put the pork feet into the pot and add 1 ½ cups of water.

Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.

When cooking time is complete, wait for a natural release (or for at least 20 minutes).

Remove the pork and set it aside.

Now add all the remaining ingredients.

Saute for 15 minutes.

Blend till desired thickness.

Pour out the mixture on the pork and serve 🙂

How to serve?

Some ideas for side dishes:

Instant Pot Lentils

Instant Pot Farro

Instant Pot Fried Rice

Instant Pot Green Beans

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

If you have leftover broth, you can also serve it as a curry alongside fresh bread.

Recipe FAQs

Can I store it for later?

Yes, you can easily store the amazing Instant Pot Pork Hork, Put the broth and pork in separate air-tight containers or any zipper bags and thaw them into your refrigerator to enjoy this wholesome dish later.

How to make it a soup?

You can make this delicious Instant Pot Pork Hork a soup by adding some chicken broth, vegetable stock, or any broth you want.

Then  blend the mixture and serve it as it is without pork.

How to reheat?

You can easily reheat the Instant Pot Pork Hork in the instant pot or in the microwave.

Saute or microwave until heated and serve yourself some great and savory flavor of Instant Pot Pork Hork.

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Cooked pork hocks with brown sauce and scallion sliced on top

Instant Pot Pork Hock

An extremely tasty platter of pork hock with an authentic Chinese flair…
4.71 from 27 votes
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Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Braised Pork Hock, chili peppers, pork feet
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 33 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 inch ginger thickly sliced
  • ½ cup green onions chopped
  • 2 lb pork feet pieces
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon Japanese sake
  • 1 ½ star anise
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 3 dried chili peppers


  • Place pork feet and ginger inside the Instant Pot.
  • Add water to cover the pork feet.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 3 minutes.
  • Wait for a natural release and remove the lid.
  • Wash pork feet and discard the water.
  • Add pork feet to the Instant Pot and add water till feet are covered.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, wait for a natural release.
  • Open the lid and remove the pork and set it aside.
  • Add the remaining ingredients into the pot.
  • Press "saute" and stir well.
  • Let it simmer for around 15 minutes until desired thickness is reached.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 30kcal Carbohydrates: 6g Protein: 2g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 1678mg Potassium: 89mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 4g Vitamin A: 225IU Vitamin C: 3mg Calcium: 24mg Iron: 1mg



  • While simmering if your broth becomes too thick you can add more water until desired thickness.
  • Garnish it with parsley or green onions or you can also use black pepper.
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2 thoughts on “Instant Pot Pork Hock

  1. I’m not sure if I missed something in spite of reading the recipe many times but, My sauce did not thicken to the consistency of the pictures. In fact, is was quite watery. I used a cornstarch slurry to try to thicken it but that didn’t help much.

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