Instant Pot Pork Stew

This quick and easy Pork Stew recipe uses pantry and freezer ingredients to make a quick and hearty weeknight supper. Your pressure cooker will make quick work of this easy pork stew!

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Why This Pork Stew Makes The Perfect Weeknight Dinner

I could gladly eat soups and stews every day of the week. When I’m low-carbing, soups are just an easy way to eat a warm dinner without a lot of prep. Soups also allow me to fill up without going over on carbs and they help me not feel deprived of all things delicious, and this delightful Pork Stew is no exception.

This stew recipe is filled to the brim with deliciously tender pork stew meat that’s been infused with yummy cajun seasoning. Along with the onions, Rotel and spinach, this is one quick and easy dinner recipe you’re definitely going to want seconds of.

Not only is this pork stew meat recipe super tasty, but it’s quick, easy and low carb as well! Thanks to the Instant Pot you can make this dish with minimal effort while infusing the pork with so much flavor. And since it’s keto-friendly, you can enjoy this delightful stew recipe with no remorse. Now let’s get to cooking…

How Do You Make Pork Stew?

  • Blend. Blend together onion, garlic, and Ro-tel. If you don’t have Ro-tel, use a 14 oz can of tomatoes and a 5 oz can of green chilis (poblano-style)
  • Add mixture to pot. Pour into the Instant Pot, add the Tony Chachere or other Cajun Seasoning mix.
  • Add meat. Add in the pork/beef cubes and stir well.
  • Cook. Close the pot and seal. Cook on MEAT setting for 20 minutes. Allow it to release pressure naturally for 10 minutes and then release all remaining pressure.
  • Sauté. Turn the Instant Pot to Sauté. When the stew begins to boil, add the cream and stir well.
  • Serve. Then add the spinach leaves, cook until wilted and serve.

Is Pork A Good Protein Choice For Stew?

Pork is an excellent protein choice for stew. It holds flavor well and doesn’t turn to mush when cooked at high pressure (or for a long time in the slow cooker). If you want an excellent stew for the slow cooker, you need to try my Green Chile Pork Crockpot Stew.

If you like things to be quick in your pressure cooker, you should try my Pressure Cooker Pork Posole. Like this spicy Pork Stew, these recipes also have some kick! If you don’t like them spicy, you can always go easy on the chiles added to make the flavor a little milder.

What Cut Of Pork Is Best For Stew?

So when I made this stew, I wasn’t sure what I thought about it, because it’s quite different from some of the other things I’ve made. I posted it in my Facebook group and asked for testers. We all concluded that pork stews do best with a fattier rather than leaner cut of meat.

I tried this with stew meat–it was fine but the texture of the meat was okay, not great. Then I tried it with a fattier cut of pork shoulder–much better. So even if you don’t eat pork and use beef or chicken, I’d suggest a well-marbled piece of meat or one with some collagen in it to make this Pork Stew recipe.

How Do You Make Pork Stew Meat Tender?

The easiest way to make any meat tender is by cooking it properly. The easiest way I’ve found to make the meat in this pork stew recipe tender is by using my Instant Pot. Pressure cooking makes the meat fall-apart tender and infuses it with incredible flavor.

Pork Stew Tips And Tricks

  • Prefer beef over pork? Follow this recipe but substitute beef stew meat for the pork.
  • To make this with chicken, reduce cooking time to 10 minutes for thighs and 12-14 minutes for chicken breasts depending on thickness. Cut up the chicken after cooking. 
  • For best results, use a well-marbled piece of meat and not a lean cut.
  • To reduce the spiciness, lessen the amount of chilis you use.
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So whether you’re low-carbing or you’re just looking for a delicious yet simply stew recipe, you’re going to absolutely love this Pork Stew recipe. Make sure to share this recipe with your friends on Pinterest and Facebook so they can enjoy it too!

Quick and easy low carb spicy pork stew recipe use pantry and freezer ingredients to make quick and hearty weeknight supper. Your pressure cooker will make quick work of this stew!

Instant Pot Pork Stew

Use your Instant Pot or pressure cooker to make this delicious, spicy Pork Stew! It’s hearty, delicious and the perfect easy dinner for cool nights!

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Course: Main Courses, Soups

Cuisine: American

Keyword: instant pot pork stew, pork stew, spicy pork stew

Servings: 4

Calories: 291kcal

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Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Blend together onion, garlic, and Ro-tel. If you don’t have Ro-tel, use a 14 oz can of tomatoes and a 5 oz can of green chilis (poblano-style)

  • Pour into the Instant Pot, add the Tony Chachere or other Cajun Seasoning mix.
  • Add in the pork cubes and stir well.

  • Close the pot and seal. Cook on MEAT setting for 20 minutes. Allow it to release pressure naturally for 10 minutes and then release all remaining pressure.

  • Turn the Instant Pot to Sauté. When the stew begins to boil, add the cream and stir well.
  • Then add the spinach leaves and cook until wilted and serve

Pork Stew Tips And Tricks

  • Prefer beef over pork? Follow this recipe but substitute beef stew meat for the pork.
  • To make this with chicken, reduce cooking time to 10 minutes for thighs and 12-14 minutes for chicken breasts depending on thickness. Cut up the chicken after cooking. 
  • For best results, use a well-marbled piece of meat and not a lean cut.
  • To reduce the spiciness, lessen the amount of chilis you use.

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Nutrition

Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 17g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g

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Post originally published on January 7, 2018, at 11:16 AM.

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