Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 1
| Published on January 17, 2024
Serve comfort in a fraction of the time with this Instant Pot pork roast. Smothered in a delicious sauce, you’d be surprised at how easy it is to cook a tender pork roast in an Instant Pot.
Utensils Dinner
Globe New American
23
ingredients
16
steps
105
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
6
For the Spice Rub
1 1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1 tsp
black pepper
1 tsp
dried parsley
1 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1/2 tsp
onion powder
For the Instant Pot Pork Roast
1
batch of spice rub, see above
1 1/2 - 2 lb
pork shoulder roast
3/4 lb
baby potatoes
3/4 lb
carrots, chopped into large chunks
2 tbsp
olive oil, divided
2 tbsp
unsalted butter, divided
1
large onion, chopped
8 oz
sliced cremini or button mushrooms
3
garlic cloves, minced
1 cup(s)
low-sodium beef, chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup(s)
dry red wine
1
bay leaf
2 tbsp
soy sauce or tamari
1-3 tbsp
balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp
cornstarch
1 1/2 tbsp
water
salt and pepper, to taste
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Directions 16 steps | 105 Minutes

Step 1

Prepare the spice rub. In a large shallow bowl, combine the kosher salt, black pepper, dried parsley, garlic powder, dried thyme and onion powder.

Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe: Prepare the spice rub.
Step 2

Cover the pork shoulder roast with the spice rub.

Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe: Cover the pork shoulder roast with the spice rub.
Step 3

Wrap the baby potatoes in a piece of aluminum foil. Wrap the chopped carrots in a piece of aluminum foil.

Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe: Wrap the baby potatoes in a piece of aluminum foil.
Step 4

Set the Instant Pot to the sauté. Add one tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of unsalted butter. Once the butter is melted and the pot is hot, sear the pork shoulder roast for 2-3 minutes on each side. Set the pork shoulder roast aside.

Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe: Set the Instant Pot to the sauté.
Step 5

Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and unsalted butter to the pot. Let the butter melt while scraping the bottom of the pot to remove the browned bits. 

Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe: Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and unsalted butter to the pot.
Step 6

Add the chopped onions and sliced mushrooms to the pot and cook until slightly softened, about 2-3 minutes. 

Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe: Add the chopped onions and sliced mushrooms to the pot and cook until slightly softened, about 2-3 minutes.
Step 7

Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. 

Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe: Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Step 8

Add the low sodium stock, dry red wine and the bay leaf. Scrapping the bottom of the pot to ensure that there are no browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pot.

Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe: Add the low sodium stock, dry red wine and the bay leaf.
Step 9

Place the Instant Pot trivet on top and the pork shoulder roast on top of the trivet.  

Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe: Place the Instant Pot trivet on top and the pork shoulder roast on top of the trivet.
Step 10

Place the aluminum foil-wrapped potatoes and carrots on top of the pork shoulder roast. Close the lid of the Instant Pot making sure it is set to sealing. Set the Instant Pot to manual high pressure and set the timer for 60 minutes. 

Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe: Place the aluminum foil-wrapped potatoes and carrots on top of the pork shoulder roast.
Step 11

When the timer goes off, let the pressure naturally release for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, quick-release the pressure. Be careful not to stand over the cooker while the pressure is being released as the steam is very hot. Remove the lid. Removed the foil-wrapped potatoes and carrots. Remove the pork shoulder roast to a cutting board. Remove the metal trivet and discard the bay leaf. 

Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe: When the timer goes off, let the pressure naturally release for 15 minutes.
Step 12

Turn the Instant Pot setting back to sauté. Peel the foil-wrapped potatoes and carrots. Add the potatoes and carrots into the pot along with the soy sauce and balsamic vinegar, to taste. 

Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe: Turn the Instant Pot setting back to sauté.
Step 13

In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water until a smooth slurry forms. Whisk the cornstarch slurry into the pot to thicken the sauce, about 3 minutes.

Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe: In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water until a smooth slurry forms.
Step 14

Once the sauce is thickened, season with salt and pepper. Turn off the sauté function. 

Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe: Once the sauce is thickened, season with salt and pepper.
Step 15

Slice the pork roast.

Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe: Slice the pork roast.
Step 16

Serve the pork roast paired with the sauce and vegetables, along with some crusty bread, mashed potatoes and/or a side salad. Serve and enjoy!

Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe: Serve the pork roast paired with the sauce and vegetables, along with some crusty bread, mashed potatoes and/or a side salad.
Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
447
FAT
25.2 g
PROTEIN
27.1 g
CARBS
24.8 g
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Carmela G.

Carmela

Cozymeal Team Member

17 Jan 2024

Very tender Pork Roast. East to re-create with its step-by-step instructions.

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