Instant Pot Pork Adobo

Pork cubes on jasmine rice with spices on top in brown bowl

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!

Pork cubes on jasmine rice with bay leaves on top in brown bowl

Loaded with savory and garlicky flavors, this Filipino pork stew is amazing with steamed rice and sure to be a family favorite.

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.

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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.

Instant Pot Pork Adobo

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:

Instant Pot Steamed Vegetables

Instant Pot Quinoa

Instant Pot Broccoli

Instant Pot Yellow Rice

Instant Pot Green Beans

How to make

Gather all the necessary ingredients.

Instant Pot Pork Adobo

Add chopped garlic to the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Pork Adobo

Add pork cuts to the Instant Pot and stir until it becomes whitish.

Instant Pot Pork Adobo

Now, add salt and black pepper to taste.

Instant Pot Pork Adobo

Add brown sugar to the pork cuts.

Instant Pot Pork Adobo

Add some Soy sauce.

Instant Pot Pork Adobo

Now add white vinegar.

Instant Pot Pork Adobo

To make our Instant Pot Pork Adobo more toothsome, let's add some pepper corn.

Instant Pot Pork Adobo

Now add bay leaves.

Instant Pot Pork Adobo

Mix well and set the pot to High Pressure for 15 minutes.

Instant Pot Pork Adobo

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.

Instant Pot Pork Adobo

Dish out & enjoy with your favorite side dish :]

Instant Pot Pork Adobo

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Pork cubes on jasmine rice with spices on top in brown bowl

Instant Pot Pork Adobo

A delicious dish of tender pork cooked in a delicious combo of sweet and sour flavors…
4.86 from 14 votes
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Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course, party
Cuisine: Portuguese, Spain
Keyword: adobo, Instant Pot Pork Adobo, pork
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 5
Author: Corrie


  • 6 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 lb pork cuts
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 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 🙂


Calories: 448kcal Carbohydrates: 91g Protein: 15g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 6511mg Potassium: 557mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 73g Vitamin A: 93IU Vitamin C: 6mg Calcium: 181mg Iron: 5mg


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6 thoughts on “Instant Pot Pork Adobo

  1. This is a native food from the Philippines which is located in Asia that's why soy sauce is part of the ingredients. For vinegar, we use coconut vinegar that is not so acidic and has a natural sweet taste. Probably Spain or Portugal have their adobo version and I would think with tomato sauce but not with soy sauce.

  2. Not sûre about the result, in the description it says "add 1 cup of White vinegar", in the illustration it says "add White wine". Which ingrédient is correct?

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