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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 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Pork, Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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. 

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Notes

  • 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. 

Nutrition

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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