Our Instant Pot Pork from Frozen pork is an easy recipe that requires minimal effort. It makes a delicious dinner in just a fraction of the time a typical pork takes to make.
Family has always been a very important part of my life. I love spending time with my family and a way that I have done that is through food. Growing up, my mom and I would always cook together.
Now, my kids and I cook together. It is a great way to spend quality time together. My son has even talked about how he wants to be a chef one day!
One of his favorite recipes is our gluten-free mac and cheese. It is cooked in the Instant Pot just like our Instant Pot meatballs or crab legs in the instant pot. Instant Pot recipes are super easy to make and there isn’t much of a mess to clean up.
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This Instant Pot pork makes a delicious meal and is great for lazy nights or weekends when you don’t want to spend too much time cooking. I love making it on a cold winter night when I want to be cozy and relaxed.
Pressuring cooking is one of my favorite cooking methods because you can throw everything in the Instant Pot, and it will do the rest. That way, I have time to do things around the house and hang out with my family.
This pulled pork pasta is another recipe that is easy and full of flavor. Plus it uses ingredients you probably already have.
Why you should make this recipe
- It is super easy to make and requires little prep time.
- The pork comes out super tender and moist.
- It makes great leftovers.
- It is perfect for those days when you don’t know what you want for dinner.
- Frozen pork roast – I usually buy pork in bulk, cut up the pieces, and freeze it. That way, I always have pork I can grab if I don’t know what I want to make for dinner.
- BBQ sauce – Pick your favorite barbecue sauce to use for this recipe. Sometimes I like trying new grocery store BBQ sauces to switch things up.
- One lemon – Use the juice from one lemon to season the pork. Lemon juice adds that citrusy flavor and enhances other flavors in the recipe.
- Coconut aminos – You can use either coconut aminos or soy sauce for this recipe. It’s up to your preference and/or diet.
- Coriander seeds – Coriander seeds are an herb that is similar to cilantro. Cilantro is the plant’s leaves, and coriander is the dried seeds from the plant.
- Garlic salt – Garlic salt always makes a recipe better.
How to make Instant Pot pork from frozen
Add ingredients to Instant Pot
Put the roast at the bottom of the Instant Pot. Keep it in the center of the pot to make sure it can cook throughly.
Add all of the ingredients on top of the roast. They will mix perfectly when cooking in the Instant Pot, making deliciously seasoned pork.
Pour 1 1/2 cups of water into the pot. The water will help keep the roast from burning on the bottom of the pot.
Then cook the roast on high pressure for 90 minutes. You can use this time to make the sides for your meal or relax!
Slow release Instant Pot
The Instant Pot will naturally slow release when it is done cooking. It can take around 30 minutes for the Instant Pot to completely release.
You will know that the pressure has been completely released when the float valve has dropped back down. Serve this Instant Pot pork roast hot.
Tips for success
- Natural release method is crucial – You need to allow the pork to release naturally in the Instant Pot for the best pork. I know I’ve said this before, but it is that important.
Storage and freezing
Storing – Allow the pork to cool to room temperature. After it is cool, store it in an airtight container in the fridge.
The pork will last 3-5 days in the fridge. You can use the leftovers for tons of different meals and snacks.
Freezing – If you want to freeze your pork, allow it to cool to room temperature first. Then, you can store it in an airtight container.
You can also seal the pork in a freezer bag. It will last in the freezer for 4-12 months.
Why did my pork turn out tough?
It is all about how you release the pressure of the Instant Pot. If you do a quick release, your pork will most likely turn out tough.
Natural pressure release will give you the best results for tender meat. It may take extra time compared with quick release, but it is worth it.
Do I need to use a lot of liquid when cooking pork in the Instant Pot?
Just a bit of water will do the trick. Because the pork is frozen, it will release liquid as it cooks.
You need about a cup of water or so to make sure the pork doesn’t burn on the bottom of the Instant Pot. Other than that, you are good to go!
How will I know the pork is done?
Pork is thoroughly cooked when the internal temperature of the meat is 145 degrees F. Using a meat thermometer never hurts to ensure your pork is perfectly cooked.
Ways to enjoy
This pork recipe would pair perfectly with these gluten-free funeral potatoes. I also l like to serve this gluten-free corn casserole with it. You really can’t go wrong when picking a side dish for this yummy pork.
We make a lot of Instant Pot recipes around here. Our Instant Pot carrots and Instant Pot spinach artichoke dip are great for quick, easy sides. One of my favorites is our Instant Pot spaghetti because it is easy and tasty.
If you want an Instant Pot dessert, try our Instant Pot apple crisp (gluten-free) and our cinnamon roll French toast casserole. I eat the leftovers for breakfast! And if we’re talking breakfast, you have to try our easy gluten free crepes.
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Instant Pot Pork from Frozen
- 3 pound frozen pork roast
- 1 cup BBQ sauce
- juice from one lemon
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
- 1/4 teaspoon coriander seeds
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- Add all ingredients on top of the roast in the Instant Pot
- Add 1 1/2 cups of water to keep roast from burning and cook on high pressure for 90 minutes
- Slow release and serve hot