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Instant pot pork ragu

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Tender, flavorful and delicious pork ragu made in your Instant Pot.

pork ragu in instant pot

It only takes 25 minutes under the pressure to achieve this perfect tenderness and flavor! Pork is always a big hit in our house and its a go to recipe for a quick easy weeknight meal. Try it!

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4.48 from 19 votes

Instant pot pork ragu

Tender, flavorful and delicious pork ragu made in your Instant Pot.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot pork ragu
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 406kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pork shoulder (or boneless pork ribs, cut into 1inch pieces)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tspn oregano dried
  • 1 cup broth or stock
  • 2 14oz stewed tomatoes (cans)
  • 1/2 cup red dry wine (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 oz egg noodles (use you favorite noodles)

Instructions

  • Start your Instant Pot with pushing the saute button. Heat the oil , until just smoking and add pork and onions.  Saute for about 5 minutes. until browned.
  • Add chopped garlic and cook for additional 1 minute, stirring. Add wine if using, broth, tomatoes paste, oregano and stewed tomatoes.
  • Push OFF button and then close the lid, push on STEW button and adjust the time to 25 minutes on high pressure. Quick release. Shred the meat with two forks and stir  very well.
  • Cook your favorite noodles according to the package directions(on stovetop). Serve pork ragu on top of noodles, Enjoy!

Tools used in this recipe

8 qt Pressure cooker

Nutrition

Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 431mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 3.7mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2.2mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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Keith

Thursday 9th of January 2020

Looked great in the picture. What turned out looked nothing like it. Very watery with big half tomatoes and hardly any flavor. Would be much better off making ragu from scratch from now on.

John D'Agostino

Friday 17th of April 2020

Keith is exactly right. I didn't read the comments before following the recipe to the letter to serve over egg noodles for my wife's birthday dinner. I ended up with pork and tomato soup, not "ragu?". I don't know how Tatiana got hers to look like the photo. I even put the finished mixture on Saute, thinking I could cook it down to something approaching a sauce, but that would've overcooked the ingredients and I didn't have time to remove the solids and cook down the liquid. I will mix the leftover mixture with tomato sauce and herbs and try to salvage something I can serve on pasta. Very disappointed.

Shannon

Tuesday 12th of February 2019

This is a reeeeeeally good recipe — I was surprised at the depth of flavor given that it’s a pretty basic list of ingredients. (I’m eating some of the leftovers for lunch as I type this — I think it’s even better today!) Some things I noticed and changes I incorporated: 1. I don’t know about other areas of the country, but my supermarket didn’t have 1 lb pork shoulders (and no boneless pork ribs) — the smallest shoulder I could find was about 3 lbs, so I cut it to size when I got home. When I make this next, I’ll ask the butcher if they can cut it down for me, as I hated to waste the excess. Fortunately, a good portion of it was bone. 2. Because others referenced that there was too much liquid, I used only 1/2 c. broth and 1/2 c. wine. Worked perfectly! 3. I seasoned the meat with salt and pepper before browning it, and added 1-1/2 tsp of salt to the ingredients before pressure cooking — turned out great, but obviously each person’s taste is different. This could also change depending on how salty your broth and/or canned tomatoes are. Neither of mine had any salt, so I accounted for that. 4. I added things to the pot using a slightly different process... I browned the pork on all sides in oil first by itself, removed it, and then did the onions next (so they weren’t competing for contact with the heated surface). Next I added the garlic and tomato paste at the same time — this helps the paste to “bloom” before adding in the liquid ingredients, builds up some tasty fond on the bottom of the pot, and protects the garlic a bit from burning (on a side note, the Instant Pot’s sauté feature drives me a little crazy as there’s no way to adjust the heat level.). Next I added the wine and broth (scraping up the cooked bits stuck to the bottom of the pan) to deglaze, and finally added the canned tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper, and put the pork back in. 5. My pork turned out tender, but not quite tender enough to shred — may just be a difference of pressure cooker brands? I ended up just cutting it up, but again, it was tender to chew, so no worries there! 6. The last change I made has to do more with my kids’ pickiness... after the pork was cooked and cut up, and before I put it back into the ragu, I used an immersion blender to purée the sauce. My kids are stinkers and would have turned their noses up at the large chunks of tomatoes, but I also think if it may have helped to thicken up the sauce? Regardless, if you have an immersion blender, I’d recommend it.

B Lum

Sunday 13th of January 2019

This was a good recipe. I think that if you opt to use the wine, you should decrease the amount of broth. It was too watery especially after adding in the stewed tomatoes. I had to use corn starch to thicken it up. I would also add in Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. I also added some fresh parsley when I served.

Sam

Monday 6th of August 2018

Can’t wait to try this! Looks amazing :) I have a question though. I noticed that there isn’t any salt or pepper listed in the recipe. Do you season the pork before browning or is there enough salt in the stock and tomatoes to supplement adding any more?

Tatiana Shifruk

Monday 6th of August 2018

Thank you for your question! I almost dont use any salt in my recipes, thats why i recommend to salt and pepper to taste. You can absolutely salt the pork before browning

Erin Peters

Friday 6th of July 2018

I'm so frustrated this didn't work at all. I followed this recipe step by step. The pork is tough and tasteless, the sauce is the same texture as when I put it in. Now I have a hungry family and not much to offer them. This is only my second recipe with my instant pot.............maybe it's the user. ? Boo.

Tatiana Shifruk

Monday 6th of August 2018

Sorry it happened to you. Try to reduce the amount of broth next time, and season more with your favorite spices, maybe this will help. The pork should not be tough at all, maybe you had a wrong cut?