Pork stew Instant Pot style creates the most tender meat and vegetables cooked in a thick flavorful sauce. A complete one pot meal you can make in a Crockpot Express or Ninja Foodi too.
Have you tried Instant Pot pork stew yet? It’s an inexpensive super flavorful bowl of yum! You can dice up any piece you want to get to fork tender in your pressure cooker. If you’re ready to try an easy InstaPot recipe, this should be on your table this week. (originally published 11/20, affiliate links present)
Ninja Foodi Pork Stew
If you need Ninja Foodi recipes, you can use that pot instead. It doesn’t really matter what brand you might have on your countertop really. You’ll just need the high pressure function to get it done and you can load this up with all your favorite vegetables in the mix.
Use any cut of pork you might have really. Just cube it into bite size pieces and you’re set. One of our favorite Instant Pot stew meat recipes for sure. When I can come up with a one pot meal where everything cooks together it is a game changer. Makes it easier for us to eat meals together as a family.
Instant Pot Pork Stew
FIRST – You should sign up for my free newsletter so you get new posts emailed to you twice a week and never miss out on anything! Now let’s start with a few basic tips:
- Make sure to Bookmark our InstaPot recipes page. We add new ones each week!
- Then PRINT this —–> Instant Pot cooking times cheat sheet that will help you understand how long meat, vegetables and beans take to cook in your pressure cooker.
For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.
If you are new to this kind of cooking, or have never made this particular meal before you may wonder a few things. Here are a few questions you might have before getting started on this one:
What cut is pork stew meat?
How do you make pork soft and tender?
It depends on what cut you’re referring to. For the best pork chops you want to make sure you don’t overcook them or they’ll get dry. Larger pieces need to cook low and slow which is why they are great as a Crockpot recipe.
That is a big question and hard to answer quickly. Pork has been said to be a bit more nutritional, but beef has more Iron and Zinc.
These are the ingredients we used. Of course you can really pack it with vegetables. Use whatever type of potatoes you prefer you can go ahead and use. Russets are find, Yukon are a bit softer and break down quite a bit more than I would like. If I find a nice batch of red potatoes at the store I will typically use those.
Instant Pot pork stew recipe
When it comes to veggies you should choose those that are on the firmer side. Potatoes, carrots and onions are a give for the most part when you’re talking stew in general. Celery would work too if cut into large chunks but will break down quite a bit under pressure.
- Cubed pork, trim the fat and discard any bones if there are any
- you’d need a fresh or defrosted piece to do this
- if it is still hard you’d need to follow our Instant Pot frozen pork recipe and shred instead
- Carrots are a great choice because they are firm and hold up
- Onions should be sliced thick or quartered
- Potatoes are great cut into large bite size chunks or in half if petite
- Olive oil
- Minced garlic goes in everything I meak
- Diced or canned whole tomatoes
- Salt and pepper
- Bay leaf is optional
- Chicken broth or beef stock works
The cook time is quite quick compared to if it were in a slow cooker. Yes you must add about 25 minutes to the cook time for it to pressurize and allow steam to release at the end. So count on about an hour from start to finish.
How Long to Cook Pork Stew in Pressure Cooker
Some quick step by step directions are here but you can print recipe below as well. To start with you want to add olive oil to pot and set to saute function. Brown meat until they’re no longer pink on the outside.
- Then add onion, carrots and potatoes. Stir. Turn pot off. Pour in can of whole or diced tomatoes, garlic, seasonings and stir. Then add broth.
- Lock the lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 35 minutes. Allow for a natural release for 10 minutes, then allow to quick release remaining pressure.
- Stir when done and allow to cool slightly before serving topped with parmesan cheese. Dinner rolls are great on the side.
As it sits and cools the gravy will continue to thicken so don’t worry about that. It saves quite nicely too if you do have leftovers. Just allow it to cool, transfer into a sealed container and into the fridge. Reheat within 3-4 days in the microwave for about 2 minute stirring in between.
You could also use a pot on your stovetop if you preferred. Set to medium heat and warm, stirring a few times for about 6 minutes or so until it is warmed throughout the dish. The vegetables will have been broken down a bit more since it has been sitting in the cold but as long as you get to it in a few days it makes a nice second meal.
Instant Pot Stew with Pork
And there you have it. Since there are already most of the food groups right there in your pot you don’t need much else when serving. Looking for more great soups and stew Instant Pot recipes? We have a bunch here on The Typical Mom blog for sure. A few favorites that are similar to this one though are:
- This is how to cook an Instant Pot frozen pork loin or Instant Pot pork tacos. If you like your meat melt in your mouth shredded in texture I would highly suggest trying one of these next.
- You can make pressure cooker pulled pork and if you have leftovers you can use it into an Instant Pot casserole.
- We have made Ninja Foodi stew with beef before too but you could swap out any sort of meat you wanted to use. You’ll use the pressure cook function on this pot only.
Or make a pan of beef stew casserole cooked in the oven. This one is great with ground or diced meat like we used here. With noodles mixed within it, baked in the oven and topped with crispy fried onions, it’s always a hit.
If you did want to make this more often and wanted to prep ahead of time you could slice into pieces and portion out into freezer bags. Take one out and you could even make this as frozen pork stew. Just run under cold water to separate pieces and add 5 more minutes to the cook time to get it done starting from rock hard at the beginning.
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Pork Stew Instant Pot
- Add olive oil to pot and set to saute. Saute meat until they're no longer pink on the outside. Then add onion, carrots and potatoes. Stir. Turn pot off.
- Pour in can of whole or diced tomatoes, garlic, seasonings and stir. Then add broth.
- Close lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 35 minutes. Allow for a natural release for 10 minutes.
- Stir when done and allow to cool slightly before serving topped with parmesan cheese.