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!

Make this juicy Instant Pot Pork Shoulder 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…

But what gives us the most joy are messages we receive from our dear readers:

“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.

“I made this for dinner last week, and it was a hit with the family! Thank you so much for this blog and recreating all the comfort food from my youth, but now so much easier to cook in the Instant pot!”Junie

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! 😀

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

Time for cooking Instant Pot HK Tomato Pork Shoulder!

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

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!
5 from 9 votes
Total: 55 minutes
Servings: 2 - 4
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

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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

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

Instructions 

  • 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.
  • Brown Pork Shoulder Meat: Generously season the pork shoulder meat with kosher salt & ground black pepper. Add 1 tbsp (15ml) 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.
  • Make HK Tomato Sauce: While the pork shoulder is browning in the Instant Pot, mix all HK Tomato Sauce’s ingredients together.
  • 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.
  • Cut Pork Shoulder Meat: While the mushrooms are sautéing in the pressure cooker, cut the pork shoulder meat into 0.5” thick slices.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Taste & Thicken 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.
  • Serve: Drizzle HK Tomato Sauce over the pork shoulder & Jasmine rice, then serve immediately.

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Recipe Notes:

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Nutrition Information:

Calories: 224kcal (11%)Carbohydrates: 13g (4%)Protein: 17g (34%)Fat: 12g (18%)Saturated Fat: 3g (19%)Cholesterol: 46mg (15%)Sodium: 307mg (13%)Potassium: 566mg (16%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 6g (7%)Vitamin A: 141IU (3%)Vitamin C: 7mg (8%)Calcium: 24mg (2%)Iron: 2mg (11%)
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Hong Kong
Keyword: instant pot pork recipes, instant pot pork shoulder, pressure cooker pork recipes, pressure cooker pork shoulder

Step-by-Step Guide: Instant Pot HK Tomato Pork Shoulder

Tools for Instant Pot HK Tomato Pork Shoulder

Preparation


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

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.

how to use instant pot - saute 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.

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.

3

Create 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.

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.

6

Deglaze


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.

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.

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 + 10 minutes Natural Release.

Then, release the remaining pressure. Open the lid carefully.

Set aside cooked rice and rack.

8

Taste & Thicken 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.

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.

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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