Instant Pot Southwestern Pork Roast
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
The perfect combination of spices for this pork roast!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) pork roast
  • 1/2 - cup(s) hot water**
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 2 - Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - Tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 - 4 oz. can(s) green chiles
  • Side: - dinner rolls**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, minced onion, chili powder and ground cumin.
  2. Place the pork roast into the electric pressure cooker insert with the hot water. Season with salt and pepper. Then add the spice mixture directly onto the pork. Top with cans of green chilies onto the pork roast.
  3. Steam valve: Sealing.
  4. Cook on: Manual/High for 40 minutes.
  5. Release: Natural or Quick.
  6. Warm the dinner rolls.
  7. Prepare the salad.
  8. Serve Instant Pot Southwestern Pork Roast with dinner rolls and salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine 4 Tbsp brown sugar, 4 Tbsp minced onion, 2 Tbsp chili powder and 2 Tbsp ground cumin.
  2. Open 4 cans of green chilies.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie in a round bowl/dish, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 lb. pork roast
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of spice mixture
  • Half of the canned green chilies

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before adding contents of bag plus water to electric pressure cooker insert. Pressure cook as directed.

Special notes

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Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or mostly frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides like rice.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Southwestern Pork Roast

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 40 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release.
Serve with side salad and dinner rolls.