Instant Pot Pork Stew

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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5 from 12 reviews

Instant Pot Pork Stew makes for a hearty dinner meal complete with juicy meat and tender veggies! Making it in the pressure cooker saves you time and effort!

Using pressure to cook the meat is key to preparing this dish in just about an hour or so. I also use the Instant Pot to prepare IP Chicken and Rice, IP Ham and Bean Soup, and IP Butter Chicken. They are all so good, check them out!

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Pressure Cooker Pork Stew

Instant Pot Pork Stew is a tasty dish that will not take you hours to cook. And using pork as the main protein is perfect because it does not dry out easily and the vegetables complement it.

The procedure starts with browning the meat. It develops a nice deep flavor that will tickle your buds.

Then, the next step is to deglaze and get all those flavors off the bottom of the pot. And the liquid here is mainly chicken stock which is tasty. You also put white wine which will elevate the flavors even more.

Add to that the colorful veggies and you are set for a warm and comforting dinner, even on a weeknight!

Everything in this dish is simply delicious without the long wait!

What kind of pork is best to use for stew?

I use a boneless pork roast for this recipe. Ideally, you would want inexpensive cuts.

Those are kind of tough to use for other recipes, but stewing will eventually tenderize them anyway. But you can always opt for your favorite whether it be chops, loin, or tenderloin.

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What potatoes to use for pork stew?

I use Yukon Gold, which is somewhat waxy but somewhat starchy, too. That starch will also aid in thickening the stew.

Also, you may use red, white, or new potatoes.

How to Make Pressure Cooker Pork Stew?

  • Season: Coat the meat with a mixture of flour, salt, pepper, and if you want add 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika.
  • Sauté: Use the SAUTE function, heat some oil, and brown the meat on all sides. Do not overcrowd and you may have to do this in batches. Set aside the cooked pieces and cover. Then, sauté the aromatics.
  • Deglaze: Add in the wine, stir, and scrape off the bits and pieces that are stuck at the bottom.
  • Pressure-cook: Add in the rest of the vegetables except for the peas. Refer to the recipe card below for the actual IP settings. Release the pressure and open the lid.
  • Simmer: Maintain the simmer and stir in the peas. Adjust the taste and season accordingly.
  • Serve: Transfer to bowls, garnish with parsley, then serve!

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Recipe Variations

Aside from celery, carrots, and potatoes, you may also add:

  • pinto beans
  • black beans
  • corn
  • tomatoes
  • red bell pepper

Or, you may also substitute the meat with chicken or beef!

Can I use frozen meat in the Instant Pot?

Yes! The Instant Pot is handy in the kitchen as you can use it even for frozen meat without the need to fully thaw it. Here are some recipes that you can do:

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Can I use beef stock instead?

Yes! You can even use plain water but using chicken or beef stock results in a richer and more flavorful base.

What to Serve with Instant Pot Pork Stew?

How to store:

  • Refrigerate: Cool it down and transfer to an airtight container, then refrigerate for 3 to 4 days.
  • Freeze: Put it in freeze-proof containers and freeze for up to 4 months.

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Recipe Tips:

  • Potatoes are natural thickeners in dishes like this. But if you want to thicken it some more, add in a slurry of cornstarch or flour towards the end of the cooking.
  • This makes for a great freezer meal. You can make a huge batch and freeze several portions for you to thaw and reheat for later.
  • You can use baby potatoes with the skin on. The skin will have a great texture upon cooking, and it is healthier, too, as much of the fiber in the spuds are in the skin.
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5 from 12 reviews

Instant Pot Pork Stew

Instant Pot Pork Stew makes for a hearty dinner meal complete with juicy meat and tender veggies! Making it in the pressure cooker saves you time and effort!

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings
Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Total time: 1 hr

Ingredients

Pork Stew:

Cornstarch Mix:

Garnish:

Instructions

Nutrition information

Calories: 438 Carbohydrates: 30 Protein: 40 Fat: 17 Saturated Fat: 10 Cholesterol: 95 Sodium: 1306 Potassium: 1344 Fiber: 5 Sugar: 6 Vitamin A: 7146 Vitamin C: 22 Calcium: 66 Iron: 3
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Dennis Yannakos

Rice + pot pork stew = best combination!

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Jen

I usually use beef, not pork, so I will have to try this. My husband loves stuff like this, so we'll add this to our list of things to try :-)

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melissa chapman

Looks like another real crowd pleaser of a meal. Anybody would love that stew with biscuits or cornbread

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Amber Myers

I love beef stew! It's been ages since I've had some, so I'll have to make this one evening. Yum!

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Marysa

Sounds like a wonderfully hearty dish. So convenient to make, as well. Definitely helps to have some instant pot recipes to make cooking easier!

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Beth

It looks like a delicious stew! I love using the Instapot for stews like this.

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Tasheena

This recipe looks so yummy. Looking forward to making this for my family.

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Chef Dennis

This Instant Pot Pork Stew is making me super hungry that I could hear my tummy growl! I need to have this for dinner tonight.

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Rena

Now, this looks A-maz-ing! I've never had pork stew cooked in anything but it looks so delicous. I have to try it.

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Kita Bryant

This stew looks seriously amazing. I would love to make this for dinner this week.

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Debbie

I definitely want to try this stew maybe with chicken or beef instead. But it looks so good!

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rika

That looks so yummy! I love pork meat, always tastes good on soup!

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Farrah Less

Its a mouthwatering stew perfect for a cold weather. I cant wait to try this at home.

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Lizzie Lau

This instant pot pork stew looks delicious. I know my whole family will enjoy this.

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Ana

The recipe looks incredibly delicious. I don't eat pork but I bet all the pork lovers are going to love it! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

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Debbiejean Lemonte

I'm loving your recipe. I definitely want to try it at home, with beef instead though since I don't eat pork.

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Jutta Holden

Wow, fantastic recipe! It will be made often. Thank you!

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