Make this juicy Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Recipe soaked in comforting HK Tomato Sauce. Kid-friendly tender pressure cooker pork shoulder over perfectly cooked Pot-in-Pot rice (made at the same time in the same pot!) 😀

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We’ve been having so much fun with the Cha Chaan Teng 港式茶餐廳 (Hong Kong style cafes) series, as we recreate some of our favorite comfort food from home in our Instant Pot Pressure Cookers!

Tasting the delicious flavors of home, recollecting & laughing about our memories and childhood…

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“The authentic Hong Kong style tomato sauce pork chop on rice! Super delicious, just like those from the cafes in HK Thank you! My daughter and husband love it!”Annie C.

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Make juicy Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Recipe in comforting HK Tomato Sauce. Tender pressure cooker pork shoulder over perfect pot-in-pot rice!

This addictive & flavorful Hong Kong Style Tomato Sauce has always been one of my favorite sauces from childhood.

The balance of sweet, savory, sourumami flavors are so comforting & satisfying to eat.

So, we’ve decided to add a little twist to our beloved Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Tomato Sauce Recipe and turn it into a whole meal deal done in an hour!!

YES! That means Pork + Rice done in the same pot at the same time! 😀

You’ll Enjoy Instant Pot Pork Shoulder in HK Tomato Sauce Because:

  • Oh the sauce! You’ll love the simple HK Tomato Sauce 🙂
  • Deliciously easy to make & comforting to eat
  • Pot-in-Pot means whole-meal deal done in less than an hour
  • Tender & juicy pork shoulder with satisfying mouthfeel

Instant Pot Pork Shoulder in HK Tomato Sauce is Great for:

  • Easy & quick lunch or family dinner
  • Make-ahead meal-prep
  • Can make for entertaining guests: parties, gatherings, potlucks…
  • Outings or summer picnics…

Make juicy Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Recipe in comforting HK Tomato Sauce. Tender pressure cooker pork shoulder over perfect pot-in-pot rice!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Pork Shoulder in HK Tomato Sauce


  • 1 pound (454g) pork shoulder meat
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 small shallot, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 8 white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) peanut oil
  • Frozen mixed vegetables
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper

HK Tomato Sauce

Thickener

  • 2 tablespoons (18g) cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) cold water

Pot in Pot Rice

  • 230 grams (~1 cup) Jasmine rice
  • 250 ml (1 cup) cold water

Tools for Instant Pot Pork Shoulder in HK Tomato Sauce


Instructions for Instant Pot Pork Shoulder in HK Tomato Sauce


Preparation

Ingredients

1 medium onion, sliced
1 small shallot, diced
4 garlic cloves, chopped
8 white button mushrooms, sliced

First prepare the onion, shallot, garlic, and mushrooms.

Step 1
Preheat Instant Pot

Tool

Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

Heat up your Instant Pot by pressing the Sauté button and click the Adjust button to go to Sauté More function.

how to use instant pot - saute more function

Wait until the indicator says HOT.

Step 2
Brown Pork Shoulder Meat

Ingredients

1 pound (454g) pork shoulder meat
1 tablespoon (15ml) peanut oil
Kosher salt and ground black pepper

Generously season the pork shoulder meat with kosher salt & ground black pepper.

seasoning pork shoulder with kosher salt and ground black pepper

Add 1 tbsp (15 ml) of peanut oil in the pot. Ensure to coat the oil over the whole bottom of the pot.

Add in the seasoned pork shoulder meat, then let it brown for exactly 5 minutes on each side (don’t need to keep flipping the meat).

Instant Pot Pork Shoulder in HK Tomato Sauce Recipe (Pot-in-Pot): browning pork shoulder (pork butt meat)

Remove and set aside to rest for 5 minutes on a chopping board.

Step 3
Create the HK Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

HK Tomato Sauce
3 tablespoons (50g) tomato paste
2 tablespoons (30ml)
1 tablespoon (15ml) light soy sauce (not low sodium soy sauce)
1 tablespoon (14g) white sugar
1 teaspoon (5ml) Worcestershire sauce
1 cup (250ml) unsalted chicken stock

While the pork shoulder is browning in the Instant Pot, mix all HK Tomato Sauce’s ingredients together.

Step 4
Sauté Onion, Shallot, Garlic, and Mushrooms

Ingredients

1 tablespoon (15ml) peanut oil
1 medium onion, sliced
1 small shallot, diced
4 garlic cloves, chopped
8 white button mushrooms, sliced
Kosher salt and ground black pepper

Add 1 tbsp of peanut oil if necessary.

Add in the sliced onions, diced shallot and stir.

Add a pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper to season if you like. Cook the onions and shallot for roughly 1 minute until soften.

Then, add garlic and stir for 30 seconds until fragrant.

Add in the mushrooms and cook for another minute.

Taste seasoning and adjust with more kosher salt and ground black pepper if necessary.

Step 5
Cut Pork Shoulder Meat

Ingredient

Browned pork shoulder meat

While the mushrooms are sautéing in the pressure cooker, cut the pork shoulder meat into 0.5” thick slices.

cut pork shoulder into 0.5 inch slices

Why Cut The Pork Shoulder in Slices?

This allows the pork shoulder meat to cook perfectly and reduce the cooking time by about 30 – 50 minutes, depending on the original thickness.

Step 6
Deglaze

Ingredient

1/2 cup (125ml) HK Tomato Sauce mixture

Pour 1/2 cup (125ml) HK Tomato Sauce mixture in the Instant Pot.

Deglaze by scrubbing all the flavorful brown bits off the bottom of the pan and mix them into the sauce.

Step 7
Pressure Cook Pork Shoulder & Rice

Ingredients & Tools

Sliced pork shoulder meat + meat juice
Remaining HK Tomato Sauce mixture

Pot-in-Pot Rice
230g Jasmine rice + 250ml cold water

Stainless Steel Steaming Rack Stand
Stainless Steel Bowl

Add the sliced pork shoulder meat with all the meat juice in the pressure cooker.

Pour in the remaining sauce mixture.

Instant Pot Pork Shoulder in HK Tomato Sauce Recipe (Pressure Cooker Pork Shoulder)

Add a tall rack in the Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker.

Instant Pot Pork Shoulder in HK Tomato Sauce Recipe (Pressure Cooker Pork Shoulder): Instant Pot Pot-in-Pot method - place steamer rack in the Instant Pot

Then, place a stainless steel bowl filled with 230g Jasmine rice and 250ml cold water.

*Pro Tip: If you rinse the rice before cooking, be sure to drain well and ensure the water-to-rice ratio is accurate. (Roughly reduce 3 tablespoons from the 1 cup of water)

Instant Pot Pork Shoulder in HK Tomato Sauce Recipe (Pressure Cooker Pork Shoulder): Instant Pot Pot-in-Pot method - place stainless steel bowl of rice and water on top of the steamer rack

Close lid and pressure cook at

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 6 minutes
  • Pressure Release Method: 10 minutes Natural Release. Then, release the remaining pressure.

Open the lid carefully.

Set aside cooked rice and rack.

Step 8
Taste & Thicken the Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

Frozen mixed vegetables
Kosher salt and ground black pepper

Thickener
2 tablespoons (18g) cornstarch
2 tablespoons (30ml) cold water

Add frozen mixed vegetables into the Instant Pot. They will warm up in 30 seconds.

Press Cancel button, then Sauté button to heat up the sauce.

Instant Pot Saute

Taste the seasoning one more time. Add more salt and pepper if desired.

In a small mixing bowl, mix cornstarch with water and mix it into the HK Tomato Sauce one third at a time until desired thickness.

Step 9
Serve Instant Pot Pork Shoulder in HK Tomato Sauce


Drizzle HK Tomato Sauce over the pork shoulder & Jasmine rice, then serve immediately.

Enjoy this simple Instant Pot Pot-in-Pot Meal! 🙂

Make juicy Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Recipe in comforting HK Tomato Sauce. Tender pressure cooker pork shoulder over perfect pot-in-pot rice!

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Instant Pot Pork Shoulder in HK Tomato Sauce
Make juicy Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Recipe in comforting HK Tomato Sauce. Tender pressure cooker pork shoulder over perfect pot-in-pot rice!
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Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Meat, Rice, Easy
Cuisine: Hong Kong  
  Prep:  |  Cook:  |  Total:
  Serving: 2 - 4
  Rated 5.0/5 from 4 reviews
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound (454g) pork shoulder meat
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 small shallot, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 8 white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) peanut oil
  • Frozen mixed vegetables
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
HK Tomato Sauce
Thickener
  • 2 tablespoons (18g) cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) cold water
Pot in Pot Rice
  • 230 grams (~1 cup) Jasmine rice
  • 250 ml (1 cup) cold water
Instructions
  1. Preheat Instant Pot: Heat up your Instant Pot by pressing the Sauté button and click the Adjust button to go to Sauté More function. Wait until the indicator says HOT.
  2. Brown Pork Shoulder Meat: Generously season the pork shoulder meat with kosher salt & ground black pepper. Add 1 tbsp (15 ml) of peanut oil in the pot. Ensure to coat the oil over the whole bottom of the pot. Add in the seasoned pork shoulder meat, then let it brown for exactly 5 minutes on each side (don’t need to keep flipping the meat). Remove and set aside to rest for 5 minutes on a chopping board.
  3. Create the HK Tomato Sauce: While the pork shoulder is browning in the Instant Pot, mix all HK Tomato Sauce’s ingredients together.
  4. Sauté Onion, Shallot, Garlic, and Mushrooms: Add 1 tbsp of peanut oil if necessary. Add in the sliced onions, diced shallot and stir. Add a pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper to season if you like. Cook the onions and shallot for roughly 1 minute until soften. Then, add garlic and stir for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add in the mushrooms and cook for another minute. Taste seasoning and adjust with more kosher salt and ground black pepper if necessary.
  5. Cut Pork Shoulder Meat: While the mushrooms are sautéing in the pressure cooker, cut the pork shoulder meat into 0.5” thick slices.
  6. Deglaze: Pour ½ cup (125ml) HK Tomato Sauce mixture in the Instant Pot. Deglaze by scrubbing all the flavorful brown bits off the bottom of the pan and mix them into the sauce.
  7. Pressure Cook Pork Shoulder & Rice: Add the sliced pork shoulder meat with all the meat juice in the pressure cooker. Pour in the remaining sauce mixture. Add a tall rack and place a stainless steel bowl filled with 230g Jasmine rice and 250ml cold water. Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 6 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release. Release the remaining pressure. Open the lid carefully. Set aside cooked rice and rack.
  8. Taste & Thicken the Tomato Sauce: Add frozen mixed vegetables into the Instant Pot. They will warm up in 30 seconds. Press Cancel button, then Sauté button to heat up the sauce. Taste the seasoning one more time. Add more salt and pepper if desired. In a small mixing bowl, mix cornstarch with water and mix it into the HK Tomato Sauce one third at a time until desired thickness.
  9. Serve: Drizzle HK Tomato Sauce over the pork shoulder & Jasmine rice, then serve immediately.

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