• 1 Tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 2 lbs Pork belly or shoulder
  • 6 Cloves garlic, smashed
  • ½ cup Light brown sugar
  • ½ cup Soy sauce
  • 1 cup White vinegar (or filipino cane vinegar)
  • 1 Tbsp Black pepper corn
  • 4 Bay leaves
  • To Taste Salt and ground pepper
  • optional: 2 Tbsp water / 1 Tbsp cornstarch used to thicken the sauce after cooking
Pork Adobo in the pot

  1. Cut the pork into large cubes (1.5” – 2”)
  2. Set the Instant Pot to saute function, high, and brown the pork.
  3. Turn off saute function (cancel) and then set to manual pressure cook (high)
  4. Add in remaining ingredients and then stir to incorporate all the flavors.
  5. Close the lid and seal the pressure valve and cook for 20 minutes on high pressure.
  6. Once the timer goes off, quick release the pressure valve and then allow to sit for 10 minutes.

Pork adobo instantpot finished

Pork Adobo

Optional: if desired, remove the lid immediately after pressure is fully released and then make a corn starch slurry (mixing water and starch amount) together and then adding in to thicken the sauce in the adobo.