This Instant Pot Pork Adobo recipe is an amazing main dish that is sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters in your family.
It uses only a small number of simple ingredients but packs in a ton of flavor!
Loaded with savory and garlicky flavors, this Filipino pork stew is amazing with steamed rice and sure to be a family favorite.
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What is Pork Adobo?
Technically, adobo is a technique of cooking vegetables or meat in a solution of peppercorn, soy sauce, vinegar, and onions.
For fragrance, garlic and dried bay leaves are added.
It is a versatile viand that can use different kinds of meat. Even seafood, fish, and vegetables can be cooked the same way.
Which Pork cuts should I use?
Pork Belly turns out extremely tender and absolutely melts in the mouth.
Pork Butt turns out meaty and at the same time fatty.
Pork Loin is easy to overcook but when done right turns out so juicy and tender.
For more ideas check our Instant Pot Pork Recipes.
Can I use chicken instead of pork?
Yes. You can also check out this special Instant Pot Chicken Adobo recipe.
How to store?
Allow to cool completely and store in resealable bags or airtight containers.
Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
How can I re-heat it?
Reheat in a saucepan over medium heat to an internal temperature of 165 F.
Alternatively, warm up in the microwave at 2 to 3-minute intervals, stirring well between intervals.
How to serve
For a complete meal, you can serve this Instant Pot Pork Adobo with:
How to make
Gather all the necessary ingredients.
Add chopped garlic to the Instant Pot.
Add pork cuts to the Instant Pot and stir until it becomes whitish.
Now, add salt and black pepper to taste.
Add brown sugar to the pork cuts.
Add some Soy sauce.
Now add white vinegar.
To make our Instant Pot Pork Adobo more toothsome, let's add some pepper corn.
Now add bay leaves.
Mix well and set the pot to High Pressure for 15 minutes.
Do a Quick Release and keep it on Saute for another 5 minutes while adding water mixed with cornstarch.
Close the lid and press on "keep warm".
Wait 10 minutes.
Dish out & enjoy with your favorite side dish :]
Instant Pot Pork Adobo
- 6 garlic cloves chopped
- 2 lb pork cuts
- salt & pepper to taste
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon peppercorn
- 7 Bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon water
- Press saute, add garlic and stir.
- Add pork and saute until brown.
- Stir well until the pork becomes whitish.
- Add salt, black pepper, and brown sugar and stir well.
- Add soy sauce, white vinegar, peppercorn, and bay leaves and stir well.
- Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
- When cooking time is complete, do a quick release.
- Press saute, add water mixed with cornstarch and stir well.
- Press on "Keep warm" and wait for 10 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy 🙂