braised pork belly instant pot

braised pork belly instant pot

Braised pork belly is a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for a cozy night in. Making it in the Instant Pot ensures that the meat comes out perfectly tender and juicy every time. Here’s how to make this mouthwatering dish in just a fraction of the time it would take on the stovetop.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

– 2 pounds pork belly, cut into 2-inch cubes
– 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
– 1 onion, diced
– 4 cloves garlic, minced
– 1/2 cup soy sauce
– 1/4 cup rice vinegar
– 1/4 cup brown sugar
– 1 cup chicken broth
– 2 bay leaves
– Salt and pepper to taste

Steps to Make Perfectly Tender Braised Pork Belly:

1. Brown the Pork Belly: Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and add the vegetable oil. Once hot, add the pork belly cubes and brown on all sides. This will add flavor to the dish.

2. Add the Aromatics: Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the Instant Pot and sauté until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.

3. Deglaze the Pot: Pour in the soy sauce and rice vinegar, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. This will add depth of flavor to the dish.

4. Add the Remaining Ingredients: Stir in the brown sugar, chicken broth, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Make sure everything is well combined.

5. Pressure Cook: Close the Instant Pot lid and set the valve to sealing. Cook on high pressure for 35 minutes. Once done, allow for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes before manually releasing any remaining pressure.

6. Thicken the Sauce: Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and let the sauce simmer until it thickens, about 5-10 minutes. This will help to coat the pork belly in a delicious glaze.

7. Serve and Enjoy: Serve the braised pork belly hot over rice or noodles, garnished with chopped green onions or sesame seeds. The meat should be incredibly tender and flavorful.

With just a few simple steps, you can make perfectly tender braised pork belly in the Instant Pot. This dish is sure to become a favorite in your household and is perfect for serving to guests. Enjoy!