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Instant Pot Pork Adobo Filipino style

Instant Pot Pork Adobo

Instant Pot Pork Adobo is a delicious melt-in-the-mouth Filipino style Adobo made with extremely juicy pork braised and cooked in a finger licking sauce.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Adobo Pork, Braised Pork Adobo, Filipino Pork Adobo, How to make Pork Adobo in Instant Pot, Instant Pot Filipino Pork Adobo, Instant Pot Pork Adobo
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Marination Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 604kcal
Author: Meghna


For Marinating the Pork

For Cooking the Pork Adobo


  • 1/2 cup water


How to marinate the Pork

  • Add the pork chunks in a clean dry bowl along with everything mentioned in the "For marinating the pork" section above in the ingredients list.
  • Mix well so that the pork pieces are well coated with the marinade. Break the Bay leaves into pieces and mix well with the marinated pork. Refer the Recipe Video.
  • You can leave the marinated pork overnight in the fridge for best flavors or marinate it for a minimum of 1 hour.

How to cook the Pork Adobo in the Instant Pot?

  • Set the Instant Pot on SAUTE function and set it on HIGH.
  • Add oil. When the oil becomes moderately hot gently add the marinated pork leaving behind any excess marinade. We'll be adding that later. Sear the pork pieces very well until they are nicely browned around the edges. Scrape the sides and the bottom of the steel pot continuously while you sear the meat. Don't worry about the browned bottom of the pot. This will enhance the taste of the dish. Moreover, we'll be de-glazing the pot later.
  • Once, the pork is well seared add 1/2 cup water, the cider vinegar any excess marinade. De-glaze the pot very well with the help of your spatula. There should not be any bits and crumbs stuck at the bottom of the steel pot. This is very important to avoid the BURN sign in your Instant Pot.
  • Throw in the whole garlic cloves, smash them slightly with the back of your knife before adding them to the pot. Also add the rest of the bay leaves. Give everything a good mix.
  • CANCEL the SAUTE function. Close the lid of the Instant Pot and SEAL the valve. PRESSURE COOK on HIGH for 10 minutes.
  • Once, the pressure cooking cycle is over the Instant Pot will begin to beep. Wait for a Natural Pressure Release (NPR) for 10 minutes and than release the rest of the pressure manually by moving the valve from the SEALING to the VENTING position. Carefully open the lid of the pot.
  • Serve the Instant Pot Pork Adobo hot and enjoy!



  1. Measuring units used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.
  2. There's no added salt in the recipe as soy sauce contains salt already. You better do a taste test and than add any additional salt according to your liking. I added none.
  3. You can increase the amount of sugar if you prefer sweet food.
  4. If you are completely intolerant to heat skip adding the cayenne pepper. I added a very little cayenne for a slight kick. It really elevates the flavor of the final dish.
  5. I will highly recommend using dark soy sauce for the recipe for the complex flavor. However, if you do not prefer the taste of dark soy sauce you may replace some of it with light soy sauce or Tamari. 
Calorific details are provided by a third party application & are to be used as indicative figures only.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Pork Adobo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 604 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 1861mg81%
Potassium 1182mg34%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 63g126%
Vitamin A 58IU1%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 604kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 1861mg | Potassium: 1182mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 3mg