Instant Pot Pork Quinoa Cabbage Bowls–pork is cooked until fork tender with chili garlic sauce and a secret ingredient. The meat is added to a bowl with shredded cabbage, quinoa, diced green onions and finally topped with a drizzle of sriracha. This makes a beautiful and delicious summer meal.
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Instant Pot Pork Quinoa Cabbage Bowls
Raise your hand if you don’t like cooking in the summer. Me too! But alas, my kids and husband still get hungry every single night in the summer. I try to make it easy on myself by using my Instant Pot and slow cooker a lot, which take minimal effort and don’t heat up my kitchen. This recipe for instant pot pork quinoa cabbage bowls is really a perfect summer meal. Just stick the meat in the Instant Pot, cut up some cabbage, cook a bit of quinoa and dice some green onions. Pile it all together in a bowl and if you’re into heat drizzle some sriracha on top and you’re done.
I was floored how good the flavor of the pork was. The secret ingredient is a can of soda. I used sprite but you can use 7-up or lemon lime generic soda. And I’m not a fan of sweet meat so don’t worry…it’s not super sugary. The tamari, ginger, garlic and chili garlic sauce balance out the flavors from the sprite. Another meal idea is to pile this meat on top of a bun and top with coleslaw for a picnic or potluck.
More summer Instant Pot recipes…
Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Instant Pot Chopped Chinese Pork Salad
Instant Pot Savory Pork Burrito Bowls
Instant Pot Crispy Carnitas from Gimme Some Oven
Instant Pot Picadillo from Skinnytaste
What Instant Pot Did You Use?
For this Instant Pot Pork Quinoa Cabbage Bowls recipe I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1 . I also own the 6 quart Instant Pot IP-LUX60 V3 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker. They are both great pressure cookers! The first one I mentioned has a yogurt making function but other than that they are fairly similar. The price difference between the two is about $20.Print
Pork is cooked until fork tender with chili garlic sauce and a secret ingredient. The meat is added to a bowl with shredded cabbage, quinoa, diced green onions and finally topped with a drizzle of sriracha. This makes a beautiful and delicious summer meal.
- 2 lbs pork carnitas meat or pork shoulder or pork butt or pork blade, trimmed of excess fat
- 1 cup lemon lime soda
- 1/3 cup tamari
- 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp minced ginger
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1/2 tsp chili garlic sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 head of cabbage, shredded
- 1 carrot, grated
- Diced green onions, for garnish
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- Sriracha, optional
- Place the pork in the Instant Pot. Pour in the soda.
- In a medium bowl whisk together the tamari, rice vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, chili garlic sauce and sesame oil. Pour the mixture over the top of the pork.
- Cover the Instant Pot. Turn valve to sealing. Press the manual button and set the timer for 45 minutes. It should be on high pressure.
- While the meat is cooking prepare the other ingredients. Toss the grated carrot and the cabbage together. Cook the quinoa, if you need to. Dice up the green onions.
- When the timer beeps, let the pressure release for at least 10 minutes naturally before switching the valve to venting. Remove the meat and shred. Add it back into the pot and stir in with the juices.
- Place a scoop of cabbage/carrots in a bowl, top with 1/3 cup of quinoa, some pork and top with green onions and sriracha (if desired).
For this Instant Pot Pork Quinoa Cabbage Bowls recipe I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1 .
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