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Filipino Pork Adobo (Instant Pot and Stove-Top Directions)

Filipino Pork or Chicken Adobo cooked in an Instant Pot, or stovetop, either way, delicious! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time2 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: filipino
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 326kcal


  • 2 lbs. pork
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion (sliced)
  • 5 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup lite soy sauce
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 2 bay leaf


  • Cut pork into large chunks and sprinkle with black pepper. If the chunks are too small, they'll completely fall apart in the Instant Pot.
  • Add oil to the Instant Pot, and choose the “saute” option. Once the oil is hot, add pork to Instant Pot. Sear in batches, and remove.
  • Saute onion and garlic, scraping the bottom of the pot. Mix the remaining ingredients together and pour them into the Instant Pot and deglaze the pot.
  • Return the meat to the pot, along with the onion and garlic. Seal Instant Pot and set the vent to “seal” position. Choose the “Pressure Cook” option: Adjust the time to 20 minutes.
  • After cooking for 20 minutes, allow an additional 10 minutes of resting time. Carefully adjust the vent to release the remaining pressure.
  • Note: To thicken the sauce further, choose “saute” and cook down the sauce.
  • Serve the pork adobo over white rice, along with some chopped scallions.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 1184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g