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Pork Adobo Instant Pot is fork-tender meat that melts in your mouth with a perfect balance of acidity and garlicky flavors. Super easy to make your family will love.

Pork Adobo Instant Pot Recipe

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Pork Adobo Instant Pot is fork-tender meat that melts in your mouth with a perfect balance of acidity and garlicky flavors. Super easy to make your family will love.
Servings: 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Equipments:

  • Instant pot

Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs pork ribs or 3 lbs of pork shoulder, pork belly

Adobo Sauce:

  • 2/3 cup dark soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp dark vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 12 pcs of peppercorns
  • 3 pcs bay leaves
  • 1 onion coarsely chopped
  • 8 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

Sugar Caramelization:

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp oil

Instructions:

Blanch the Pork:

  • Cut ribs into 1 inch to 1.5-inch sections. Place in boiling water. Bring to a boil and blanch for 2-3 minutes. Transfer out and rinse under running warm water. Set aside to drain completely.

Caramelize the Sugar:

  • Heat a frying pan, then add 2 tbsp cooking oil and add the brown sugar evenly over low heat, don't stir the sugar, just shake it occasionally.
  • Once the sugar has melted and caramelized or turned golden, turn the heat up to medium and stir in the pork ribs. Turn off the heat.

Prepare the Pork Adobo:

  • Transfer the pork into the Instant Pot, add the adobo sauce ingredients. Set to "saute" setting and bring it to a boil. Don't stir until the mixture boils for at least 1-2 minutes.
  • Now you can stir the adobo mixture and press “cancel” to switch off the “saute” program. Close the lid making sure the valve is on SEALING position and cook on the “HIGH pressure” setting for 7 minutes. Note: Cooking time will vary depending on the cut & amount of meat.
  • The float valve will pop-up & the countdown begins. When cooking time is done, “PRESSURE COOK” will no longer be lit & display will show the elapsed time.
  • Let the pressure release slowly on its own before you open the lid. Then, take the meat out from the instant pot and place them in a bowl. Press “cancel”.
  • Now press the “saute” feature on the NORMAL setting and simmer the sauce for about 10 minutes or until the sauce has reduced or thickened.
  • Cancel the “saute” feature once the sauce has thickened. Pour the adobo sauce into the pork meat. Garnish with toasted garlic if desired. Serve with hot with steamed rice.

Notes

1. Blanching the pork ribs is an essential pre-treatment before proceeding to braise. Some pork ribs may have a strong gamey taste, and blanching can effectively remove the unpleasant taste of the pork. This process will not reduce the flavor since it takes only 3-5 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 6g | Calories: 729.55kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.21g | Protein: 37.97g | Fat: 57.98g | Saturated Fat: 17.47g | Sodium: 1745.62mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 6.91g

Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino
Keywords: filipino pork adobo, instant pot pork adobo, Pork Adobo Instant pot