Instant Pot Caramelized Pork

Pork cubes in brown caramel sauce with chopped scallion on top in white bowl top view

This caramelized pork is great for dinner and the result is much better than your favorite restaurant 🙂

Pork cubes in brown caramel sauce with chopped scallion on top in white bowl top view

A fantastic way to transform the pork meat into a spectacular dish.

This tender pork is cooked in a balanced sweet and savory caramel sauce with an extra delish touch.

Which pork type should I use?

For this recipe you can use pork belly or Pork butt.

How to serve

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Pork cubes in brown caramel sauce with chopped scallion on top in white bowl top view

Instant Pot Caramelized Pork

A delicious dish of caramelized pork infused with Vietnamese flavors…
4.69 from 51 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: brown sugar, Caramelized Pork, pork belly, pork butt
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie


  • 2 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 lb pork butt cut into cubes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoon fish sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 scallion chopped


  • Press "saute" and add oil.
  • Season the pork with salt and pepper and saute for 5 minutes until brown.
  • Add the brown sugar and cook for about 2 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Stir in the garlic and onion saute for about 2 minutes.
  • Add fish sauce, broth and water.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, wait for a natural release for 10 minutes and than do a quick release.
  • Open the lid, serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 277kcal Carbohydrates: 9g Protein: 29g Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 3g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 91mg Sodium: 644mg Potassium: 562mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 8g Vitamin A: 1IU Vitamin C: 2mg Calcium: 35mg Iron: 2mg
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2 thoughts on “Instant Pot Caramelized Pork

    1. I suppose you would add them at the end. If they are already hard boiled and fully cooked, you can add them after cooking and they will warm through in the hot broth.

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