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Easy Braised Pork Shoulder Instant Pot Recipe

Easy Braised Pork Shoulder Instant Pot Recipe

Love Keil
Easy Braised Pork Shoulder Instant Pot Recipe - super delicious, tender, juicy and flavorful Pork Recipe, served with golden rice & cucumber salad. 
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Coarse, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 338 kcal



  • 4-6 lb boneless pork shoulder fat trimmed & cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Best Meat Seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 big onion chopped into big pieces, more if you like onion
  • 1 cups hot water more if you want it to be more on a runny side


  • Preheat the oven to 500F & get 2 baking sheets ready.
  • Using a large bowl, combine 4lb of boneless pork shoulder pieces with 1 1/2 tablespoons of Best Meat Seasoning, 3 tablespoons of avocado oil, 1 tablespoon of paprika, 2 teaspoons of dried oregano, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper & salt to taste. Mix until everything is combined.
  • Spread meat over 2 baking sheets, try not to over crowd. Bake on a middle rack for about 20 minutes or until browned.
  • Meanwhile, chop onion and add it to the bottom of the Instant Pot. After pork is done roasting, carefully place it in the Instant Pot.
  • Next, add 1 cup of hot water to a baking sheet and scrape any browned bits, then pour it into the Instant Pot.
  • Cover Instant Pot, select Meat/Stew mode and cook on high pressure for about 25 minutes. Quick Release Pressure. Serve Braised Pork Shoulder with rice and a Quick Cabbage Cucumber Salad. Enjoy!



  • If YOU are not using Instant Pot - after Step 3 - add 1/2 cup of water (more if needed) to each baking sheet with chopped onion, then cover and bake at 350F for about 1 1/2 - 2 hours. 
  • Store left over braised pork in airtight container inside the fridge for 1-3 days. 
  • This braised pork shoulder tastes amazing next day - with sunny side up eggs, melted cheddar cheese and fresh avocado slices. 
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Serving: 1gCalories: 338kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 51gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 705mgPotassium: 877mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 483IUCalcium: 18mgIron: 2mg
Keyword dinner, instant pot, pork
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