Instant Pot Salsa Verde Pork Stew

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Tame your hunger with this homemade Instant Pot Salsa Verde Pork Stew!

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Pork Stew Recipe
Instant Pot Salsa Verde Pork Stew Recipe

The Instant Pot Salsa Verde Pork Stew is a comforting dish brought to you thanks to the National Pork Board’s @PorkEsSabor with whom I teamed up with to create delicious and nutritional pork recipes going through Hispanic Heritage Month. This Instant Pot Salsa Verde Pork Stew is a homey dish full of flavor, because who doesn’t like juicy pork loin cooked in a roasted hatch green chile tomatillo sauce and served with potatoes? Every bite of this pork stew brings me so many memories of my younger days. The flavors hug your senses with yummy notes of mild spice and the comforting feeling of a home cooked meal.

Ingredients for making the Instant Pot Salsa Verde Pork Stew
Ingredients for making the Instant Pot Salsa Verde Pork Stew

In Mexico, my great grandmother was used to cook for us pork in salsa verde with purslane and potatoes for us. The purslane is an edible seasonal succulent plant considered by many as an herb, but in Mexico, it is an ingredient used commonly in the fall or during the colder weather months. We often use it raw in salads and cooked in pork stews. It is tasty and goes perfectly with the green sauce since it has sour, salty notes.

This Instant Pot Salsa Verde Pork Stew recipe inspired by my great grandmother’s classic dish was cooked without the purslane, as this is not an ingredient readily available in my market. In case you want to add greens replace purslane with spinach or tender baby kale leaves; both go well with this recipe too.

Why Cooking Pork Loin with an Instant Pot?

Cooking pork in the Instant Pot for a melt in your mouth experience
Cooking pork loin in the Instant Pot for a melt in your mouth experience

Pork is a delicious, high-quality protein that allows using many different cooking techniques including pressure cooking. When using an instant pressure cooker, the meat will tenderize and melt in your mouth. Besides, a new National Pork Board study revealed that sales and consumption of pork would continue to increase. It also indicated that pork loin is one of the preferred pork cuts in Hispanic and African American households. We can understand this because pork is tasty, and an excellent option to serve as part of our weekly menu and when entertaining at home. Not to mention a favorite ingredient for creating Mexican classics like this Instant Pot Salsa Verde Pork Stew

Make this recipe and celebrate with us Hispanic Heritage Month!

September is when Hispanic Heritage celebrations start and if you are still thinking of your menu consider my family’s recipe for Instant Pot Salsa Verde Pork Stew. If you do not own an Instant Pot, do not fret you can use a classic stovetop pressure cooker or a Dutch oven too. Watch the video for the step by step recipe tutorial. You can also try other easy recipes with pork, such as our Grilled Adobo Pork Chops and the festive Tequila Lemon Roasted Pork Loin. Both excellent choices for celebrating Latino culture and Mexican heritage.

And remember, there are many ways you can enjoy pork’s delicious flavor and its nutritional benefits. Pork is easy to prepare, convenient to cook, grill, oven roast, slow and pressure cook without adding extra calories. For recipe ideas and more information, please visit and follow along on social media at @PorkEsSabor on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Join the conversation using #PorkEsSabor.

A classic Mexican dish from my great grandmothers recipe box

Serve the Instant Pot Salsa Verde Pork Stew with a side of warm flour tortillas
Serve the Instant Pot Salsa Verde Pork Stew with a side of warm flour tortillas
Instant Pot Salsa Verde Pork Stew Recipe

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Pork Stew

Chef Adriana Martin
This Salsa Verde Pork Stew stew is a homey dish full of flavor cooked in a roasted hatch chile tomatillo sauce and finished potatoes. A classic Mexican recipe from my great grandmother's recipe box. 
5 from 31 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Pork, Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 6 people


  • 1 pork loin 2 pounds cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon of chicken bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon of Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of corn oil
  • 4 cups of roasted hatch chile salsa verde
  • 1 cup of water or chicken stock
  • 10 boiled mini potatoes


  • Cut the pork loin and season it with chicken bouillon, Mexican oregano, and cumin. 
  • In a skillet add some corn oil and sear the seasoned pork loin chunks until golden brown. This searing process allows for a better presentation and more flavor. 
  • Add the seared pork loin chunks to the Instant Pot and pour four cups of roasted hatch chile salsa verde and one cup of water or chicken stock. 
  • Close the Instant Pot making sure the valve is positioned correctly and choose the "Meat/Stew" cooking mode. It takes 35 minutes for the pork stew to be ready. 
  • Meanwhile, peel and cook the potatoes on a separate pot with water. Add the boiled potatoes to the pork stew when ready. 



  • Cut the pork loin into big chunks as it tends the shrink while cooking on the pressure cooker.
  • Searing the pork loin on a separate skillet adds flavor and allows for an even sauté. Searing can be done using the "Sauté" Instant Pot function if desired. 
  • This recipe is excellent for Instant Pot, but a classic stovetop pressure cooker is allowed.
  • Avoid cooking the mini potatoes with the pork inside the Instant Pot as those need to be kept whole.
  • If using a traditional pressure cooker cooking time will need to be adjusted to 50 - 60 minutes instead of 35 minutes in the Instant Pot. 


Serving: 0gCarbohydrates: 0gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgPotassium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
Keyword instant pot, pork loin, salsa verde, stew
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Stephanie Simmons

5 stars
This looks like such a great fall recipe! I can’t wait to try this one out – my hubby loves pork, too!


5 stars
I’m loving this dish already! That pork stew looks so comforting and mouthwatering. Perfect for weeknight dinner or sunday supper. Do you recommend making this in a slow cooker also?

Catherine Brown

I LOVE salsa verde so much! I never thought about using chicken boullion to make it though… that’s got to give it some great flavor. I love the potatoes here too… all looks wonderful!


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I am so keen to see more of the recipes inspired by your grandmother’s dishes. I am sure they are all as wonderful as this pork stew. Yum!


This looks so delicious and comforting! I’m finally starting to get into soup mode with the fall approaching, so I can’t wait to try it.

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