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Instant Pot Pork Adobo

This Filipino Instant Pot pork adobo is a quicker way to prepare the classic Filipino favorite without sacrificing flavor or tender meat.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword adobo, filipino, instant pot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 264kcal
Author Liza Agbanlog


  • 3 lbs pork shoulder , cut into large cubes
  • 1/3 cup less sodium soy sauce , plus more as needed
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 6 cloves garlic , smashed and peeled
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/3 cup water


  • Combine the pork pieces, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves and black pepper in the inner pot of a 6-quart instant pot.
  • Press the “Sauté” function. After a few minutes, the screen will display “Hot”, indicating that the working temperature has been reached. Without stirring, bring the mixture to a boil. Continue boiling for 5 minutes.
  • Press “Cancel”, stir the mixture and then add the water. Place and lock the lid and then set the valve to the sealing position. Press “Pressure Cooker (High)” and manually set the timer to 10 minutes. The cooker will preheat for a few minutes and then the timer will start counting down.
  • When the time (10 minutes)is done, press “Cancel”. Carefully quick release the pressure by turning the steam release handle to the venting position (I use a long wooden spoon to do this process). Wait for the float valve to drop down, indicating that all the pressure has been released, before opening the lid.
  • Press “Sauté” and let the sauce boil for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, correct the seasoning by adding more soy sauce if needed. Continue to simmer for another 5 minutes, depending on much sauce you desire.
  • Press “Cancel” and unplug the instant pot.
  • Transfer the adobo to a serving plate. Discard the bay leaves and serve with rice.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 695mg | Potassium: 611mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg