Are you looking for something different to make in the Instant Pot? I have the perfect recipe for you! This Instant Pot Chinese Pork is amazing in so many ways. You get all the flavoring in a one-pot meal. If you are looking for something yummy to make tonight for dinner, go with this recipe! Don’t forget to cook some Instant pot rice and check out our Sweet and Sour chicken too!
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Can You Freeze Chinese Pork?
YES! If you really want to freeze this pork, go for it. The only thing you’ll need to make sure you do is put it in an airtight container.
Instant Pot Chinese Pork
I love Chinese food, but it can really expensive to go out to eat all the time. I have my Instant Pot sitting right in my kitchen, so I might as well make as much food at home as I possibly can! You can easily make this pork recipe your next dinner option.
Why is Chinese Pork Red?
Are you wondering why this pork is red? I’ll help you to understand. The pork turns red from some of the spices, but also food coloring is sometimes used to make it red. Pork can also have a bit of a red tint to it as well.
Can I Use Light Soy Sauce or Dark Soy Sauce?
It is best to use light soy sauce. Light soy sauce is less salty and has a more delicate flavor than dark soy sauce. It is also thinner in consistency, which helps it to penetrate the meat better. If you do not have light soy sauce, you can use regular soy sauce.
What Can I Serve With Instant Pot Chinese Pork?
This dish is typically served with white rice, however you could also serve with brown rice. It can also be served with noodles or steamed or sauteed vegetables.
How to Make Chinese Pork
Looking for a way to make this at home? I have the best recipe for you! Just follow along as I teach you how to make this right in your own Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Chinese Pork
- 1.5 pounds boneless pork loin (or boneless spare ribs)
- 1/3 cup soy sauce (*see note)
- 1/3 cup hoisin sauce (*see note)
- 1/4 cup dry red wine
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice
- 2 drops natural red food coloring
- 1 tbsp. Sesame oil
- 1 tbsp. Olive oil
How To Make Instant Pot Chinese Pork
Thinly slice the pork into strips about 3″ long and place in a large
sealable plastic bag.
In a small bowl add the remaining ingredients and mix until well combined.
Pour the marinade into the plastic bag with the pork.
Seal the bag and place in the refrigerator overnight.
When ready to cook:
Add the olive oil and Sesame oil to the Instant Pot
Place the pork inside the Instant pot and set to saute.
Cook for 2-3 minutes stirring to evenly cook.
Add the leftover marinade to the Instant Pot.
Add the lid and close the seal.
Turn the Instant Pot to Manual for 4 minutes.
Immediately open the seal to release the steam.
Remove from the Instant pot and serve over rice.
- 2 Tablespoons of butter
- 1 Large Onion
- 2 Tablespoons of minced garlic
- 4 cups of Chicken broth
- 1 28 ounce can of stewed tomatoes – chopped
- 6 ounces of tomato sauce
- 1 Tablespoon of Italian seasoning
- 1 Tablespoon of chopped basil
- 1 teaspoon of oregano
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon of seasoned pepper
- 1/3 Cup of Heavy Cream
- Store bought GNOCCHI, already made – usually found in the refrigerated section
- Fresh Parmesan cheese – to top soup
Press the "Sauté" button on the Instant pot, and add the butter. When it melts, add the onion, and sauté until the onion is golden brown, or caramelized.
Turn off the sauté setting, and add the minced garlic to the hot pot. Stir the garlic into the onion, and let it sit for 5 minutes. (The garlic will cook as the Instant Pot cools and it will release a wonderful aroma, and a sweet flavor).
Add the Chicken broth, and let the onion and garlic sit for a couple of minutes in the broth. With a large spoon, stir the pot, and scrape the bottom of the pot, de – glazing it, or loosening the stuck bits on the bottom. Then add the chopped Stewed tomatoes, and stir well.
Add the tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, basil, oregano, brown sugar, garlic salt, and seasoned pepper, and stir well to blend. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and make sure the pressure valve is set to ‘SEALING’.
Add the 1/3 cup of heavy cream, and stir. Add the Gnocchi, and stir into the soup. Most fresh Gnocchi only need to cook for 1 – 2 minutes.
After a couple of minutes, the Gnocchi should be done, tender, but still a little firm.
Place in soup bowl to serve, and sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese. Serve with your favorite croutons, bread or crackers.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 348Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 2276mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 4gSugar: 23gProtein: 9g
What Should I Make With Chinese Pork?
- Instant Pot Orange Chicken
- Instant Pot Pulled Pork
- Instant Pot Penne Pasta
- Instant Pot Pasta Puttanesca
- Instant Pot Pasta Recipes
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!