Many people are in love with their Instant Pots for a good reason: it’s a safe and easy-to-use multicooker that can do it all. If you’re a new owner of this all-in-one kitchen wonder, an instant pot pork roast is a great way to get started.
Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe Even Newbies Can Pull Off
For the Roast:
- 2 lbs pork loin or pork shoulder
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 2 sprigs rosemary
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
- 1 cup broth
- 2 carrots, chopped into 1 1/2-inch chunks
- 2 potatoes, chopped into chunks
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
For the Dry Spice Rub:
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
Take all the ingredients for the dry spice rub and mix them in a bowl. Remove any lumps using a fork.
Use your hands to massage this mixture all over your pork loin or pork shoulder. What type of cut you’ll use depends on the kind of pot roast you’re aiming for.
- The pork shoulder is a cut from the pig’s shoulder. Because it has more fat content than the pork loin, it’s best if you want a slow-cooked roast or want to emphasize the meat’s juiciness.
- The pork loin, on the other hand, comes from the pig’s back. This is another great cut to use for a pot roast but since it’s a leaner cut of meat, it’s prone to drying out when overcooked.
Turn your Instant Pot on to the Sauté setting and add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil to your pot.
Once you can smell the olive oil, add your garlic and onions in. Sauté for around 2 minutes or until the onions turn into a translucent shade.
Once done, remove the onions and garlic and set aside for later.
Step 4: Brown Your Meat
Add the remaining olive oil in and add your spice-rubbed pork. Sear each side for around 3 minutes until it turns brown.
When searing your meat, you may notice the “BURN” or “HOT” notice flashing on the LCD screen. Don’t worry about this because you want your meat nice and brown.
Step 5: Deglazing Time
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Remove the pork from your Instant Pot and add the wine and broth of your choice inside. Make sure to scrape off all the brown bits leftover from your pork.
What is Deglazing? Deglazing is the process of adding liquid to the Instant Pot’s surface and scraping the caramelized bits at the bottom of the pot. This removes the BURN message and brings down the pot’s temperature back to the right level.
Step 6: Toss Everything in the Pot
Next, add the onion, garlic, and rosemary into the liquid mixture and place the metal trivet on top. Place the pork on the trivet, cover the pot, and set it to cook on high pressure for 70 minutes.
After this, quickly release the pressure, add the potatoes and carrots, then cook it on high pressure for another 3 minutes.
Step 7: Thicken the Sauce
Take off the trivet from the pot and set it aside. You should be left with just the sauce at the bottom of the pot.
Remove the sprigs of rosemary and add in the balsamic vinegar. Mix the vinegar in and slowly add the cornstarch evenly to make sure it doesn’t clump.
Turn on Sauté mode again and stir the sauce until it thickens.
Step 8: Serve!
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Pour the sauce on top of the pork roast and serve!
Check out another Instant Pot pork roast recipe by Julie's Eats and Treats below:
An Instant Pot port roast is a great go-to recipe when you need something to chow down on after a long day. We hope you enjoyed this recipe and watch out for more easy instant pot recipes coming your way
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