This Instant Pot Pork and Cabbage is one of those super simple recipes that are full of flavour and make you go: "wow that was easy!".
Basically, all you need to do is put all the ingredients in the inner pot of your Instant Pot and let it do its thing while you do yours.Jump to Recipe
So, what will you do?
Put your feet up?
Do some gardening?
Do some reading?
Go browse all my Instant Pot recipes?
Go over to my Pressure Cooking UK with Feisty Tapas group to tell us that you are cooking this recipe and browse others?
Can I make this without the pork?
You might be thinking:
"Right, Maria, this sounds great but I have cabbage and soy sauce, etc and no pork, can I still cook this?.
Yes, yes you can!
Anything goes, have bacon? Use it. Same timings.
Have chicken? Use it.
Don't have meat at all? It will still be delicious!
Do I need to double up the time if I double up the ingredients?
No, timings remain the same.
In pressure cooking timings don't really change unless you're cooking a joint of meat or whole chicken where heat needs time to get to the centre.
But Maria, no liquid?
You know me, I'm a daredevil when it comes to liquid.
I wrote the Golden Rules of the Instant Pot Way of Cooking so I can break them, right? 😉
In this recipe in particular the pork and cabbage both release liquid as they cook plus you have the soy sauce and fish sauce.
That said, you will need a well maintained Instant Pot, no messing about with this one.
A well-maintained Instant Pot (or two or ten) is how I get away with using very little liquid.
The less chance the steam has to escape, the less chance of a Burn warning.
And you have the post and videos you need to have a well-maintained Instant Pot right here.
Instant Pot Pork and Cabbage
Fancy printable recipe card with all details further down
Slice pork fillet and add to the inner pot with sauces and spices. Mix well. Let it marinade a bit while you slice the cabbage and carrots and add to the inner pot and stir to mix well.
Pressure cook for 5 minutes. 10 minutes natural pressure release or just let it go to Keep Warm until you're ready to eat.
Serve and enjoy!
Now, don't tell me that wasn't easy?
You're going to try it, right?
Fancy schmanzy recipe card below.
Instant Pot Pork and Cabbage
- Instant Pot
- Half pork fillet sliced
- Half cabbage sliced
- 2 or 3 carrots thickly sliced
- 2 tablespoon light soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice
- 10 or so Sichuan pepper corns not essential if you don’t have them, it’ll be nice without too
- Slice pork fillet and add to inner pot with sauces and spices. Mix well. Let it marinade a bit while you slice the cabbage and the carrot and add to the inner pot and stir to mix well.
- Pressure cook for 5 minutes. 10 minutes natural pressure release or just let it go to Keep Warm
Mimi M. says
This is my very first Instant Pot pressure cooker.
Very first trial since we bought it last week.
SIMPLE, EASY, and absolutely DELICIOUS!
The pork melted in our mouth
My husband never used his knife to cut ,
no need it just fell apart with one touch of the fork !
The vegetables kept their shape and taste.
A dash of mustard Dijon or powder did great too .
Thank you so much !
It was ready in 5 +10 =15 minutes as directed
Yay, that makes me so happy Mimi. Thank you so much for letting me know. Mustard is a great idea
Laura Oueddir says
Question- how does this work in a pressure cooker with no liquid to create the pressure? I don't see any mention of water or broth in the recipe.
The ingredients release enough liquid to reach pressure. This is very handy to get away with less liquid.
There is actually a whole section about this in the post itself so make sure you read it in full, it's the section called "But Maria, no liquid?".
Hope that helps,