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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!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Pork Stew
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 438 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

Pork Stew:

  • 2 pounds pork loin meat cut into 2-3 inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow onion peeled and chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 5 cups beef broth low-sodium, more if needed
  • 4 medium carrots peeled and cut into 1/4-inch chunks
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 pound mini red potatoes peeled and cut into halves
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3 bay leaves

Cornstarch Mix:

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water

Garnish:

  • Chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Place pork chunks into a large bowl, sprinkle with flour, salt, and black pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
  2. Turn on the Instant Pot, select Saute and adjust to High, once Hot add the oil and once the oil is simmering, add the meat into one layer, work in batches if needed. Brown, on all sides, for about 5 minutes per batch. Once browned set aside.
  3. Add onion and garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add 1 cup of broth to deglaze the pot, using a wooden spoon scrape the bits that stuck to it.
  4. Cancel Saute function.
  5. Add back the meat and add tomato paste.
  6. Add carrots, celery, potatoes, and frozen peas.
  7. Pour the remaining beef broth on top.
  8. Add bay leaves and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Cover and lock the lid, point the valve to seal.
  10. Select manual Pressure cook for 20 minutes on High. Followed by a 10 minutes Natural Pressure Release, after which release manually the remaining pressure.
  11. Carefully remove the lid and taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
  12. If you prefer the stew to be thicker, either mash some of the potatoes or add the cornstarch mix.
  13. To add the cornstarch slurry, mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl until fully combined.
  14. Select Saute on Medium, add the mixture to the pot, stir and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until thickened.
  15. Cancel Saute function and turn off the Instant Pot.
  16. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Pork Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 438 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 1306mg57%
Potassium 1344mg38%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 7146IU143%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.