Instant Pot Menudo

This Instant pot Menudo works well as a main course, especially for Dinner. Serve with boiled rice.

Welcome to my newest Instant Pot recipe and day is another delicious frugal stew formula that is so simple to get in this instant pot — Instant Pot Menudo stew. Full of awesome flavors, simple on the case and you can be fighting over who becomes the final dumpling.

Instant pot Menudo is another pork dish that can be found in any Philippines gathering. In addition, it can commonly be eaten as part of an everyday meal. Instant Pot Menudo traditionally consists of chunks of pork or chicken that is stewed in a tomato sauce. Liver and potatoes are added afterward while vegetables like bell peppers, green peas, carrots…

Instant Pot Menudo is an Asian in America recipe, is a Philippines stew of Pork in a sweet tomato sauce base. The pork is cooked with hearty potatoes, carrots, and bell peppers, and all desired veggies.

This is an Asian in America recipe.

The best things in this Philippines Menudo meal also have no pretensions. It is a meal of necessity. You use what is on hand to make the most wonderful tastes you can make in no time flat. And then you enjoy what you have created, surrounded by your family and friends.

What you need to make pork menudo in instant pot?

all you need to make your instant pot menudo recipe

How to make Instant Pot Menudo?

To make this Menudo dish, in a medium-sized bowl of lemon juice and soy sauce mixture marinate the pork pieces well. The second step, sauté the pork in the spices well until they are brown. Then add water and let the mixture cook until the pork is soft. Stir in the vegetables last and cook the mixture for another 10 minutes. Finally, add the chick peas, green peas, season the dish with salt and black pepper and cook for another 2 minutes.

What to serve with Menudo?

Instant Pot Menudo stew has a wonderful flavors and aromas of tomatoes stewed in garlic and onions with the simmered, succulent pork and veggies.

You can serve with rice and that adds an extra flavor to complement the Menudo.

filipino dish of pork menudo served with boiled rice



Ready In:




Good For:

Main Course


About Instant Pot Menudo


  • 1 1/2 pounds pork shoulder, fat trimmed cut in 1-inch cubes.

  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce.

  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice.

  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.

  • 4 cloves garlic minced.

  • 1 medium-sized onion chopped.

  • 1 cup chicken broth.

  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce.

  • 2 medium-sized potatoes peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes.

  • 1 medium-sized carrot peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes.

  • 1 large red or green bell pepper cut into 1-inch cube pieces.

  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs plain flavor.

  • 1/2 cup canned chick peas.

  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas thawed.

  • 1 teaspoon salt.

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper.

  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped parsley for garnish (optional).

  • boiled rice for serving.

Nutrition Fact Of Menudo

Calories: 304

Total Fat: 9.8 g

Cholesterol: 83 mg

Sodium: 865 mg

Potassium: 995 mg

Carbohydrate: 28.4 g

Protein: 26.8 g

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In a medium-sized bowl of lemon juice and soy sauce mixture marinate the pork pieces well. Set aside in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour.

Step 2

Set your instant pot to the “Sauté” function. Add the oil and heat for 1 to 2 minutes until the oil is hot. Add garlic and onions and sauté for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Then add the pork cubes together with the marinade inside the pot. Mix well around to braise the pork for 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 4

Turn off the sauté function. Add the broth and the tomato sauce. Add the chopped potatoes, carrots, bell pepper, and crumbs of bread. Stir all ingredients together to blend.

Step 5

Cook for 10 minutes in manual function or high pressure.

Step 6

When the time is up. Do an NPR (Natural Pressure Release) for 3 to 5 minutes for pressure to come down on its own.

Step 7

Then add the chickpeas and green peas. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.

Step 8

Close the lid and set to “Keep Warm” function and cook for more 2 minutes the chickpeas and green peas with the rest of the ingredients. 

Step 9

Turn off the instant pot.

Step 10

Serve warm with rice. Garnish with chopped parsley.

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