Tender and Flavorful Pork Shoulder Steak in the Instant Pot

Your pressure cooker is the secret weapon to transform pork shoulder steak into the most tender and succulent dish you’ve ever tasted. Join me in the bistro kitchen as I show you how to make this mouthwatering Instant Pot pork shoulder steak recipe.

Why Choose the Instant Pot for Pork Shoulder Steak?

Pork meat, especially lean cuts, can easily turn tough and dry when cooked. However, shoulder steaks are packed with meat that becomes incredibly tender and flavorful when braised. This is where the Instant Pot shines, creating perfect conditions for these steaks to reach their full potential.

Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Steak

Ingredients for Pork Shoulder Steak

To make these amazing steaks, gather the following ingredients before you start:

  • Pork shoulder steaks
  • Sweet soy sauce
  • Onion
  • Vinegar
  • Five spice seasoning
  • Sriracha or hot sauce
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water

Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Steak Ingredients

How to Prepare Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Steak

Let’s dive into the cooking process:

  1. Set your Instant Pot to the Sauté function and heat some olive oil.
  2. Sear the pork shoulder steaks on both sides until they develop a beautiful golden brown crust.
  3. Dice the onions and mince the garlic. Sprinkle them over the seared steaks.
  4. Drizzle the sweet soy sauce, hot sauce, vinegar, and water onto the steaks. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.
  5. Cancel the Sauté function, close the Instant Pot, and select the Manual or Pressure Cook setting.
  6. Set the timer to 15 minutes and let the magic happen.
  7. Once the cooking time is up, allow the Instant Pot to natural release for at least 5 minutes before executing a quick release.
  8. Serve the irresistibly tender pork shoulder steaks immediately.
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Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Steak

Prepare Pork Shoulder Steak Ahead of Time

These delectable steaks can easily be made in advance and reheated for an even better flavor. Season the meat thoroughly in advance to allow the flavors to infuse.

Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Steak

Storage Options for Pork Shoulder Steak

If you have leftover steaks or want to prepare a big batch, here are a couple of storage options for you:

  • Refrigerator: Store the steaks in an airtight food container if you plan to enjoy them within 2 to 3 days.
  • Freezer: For longer storage, place the steaks in a freezer-friendly food container or Ziploc bag, label them, and freeze for up to 3 months.

Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Steak

How to Reheat Pork Shoulder Steak

When it’s time to enjoy your stored pork steaks, you have a few reheating options:

  • Instant Pot: Warm the pork in the Instant Pot using the Keep Warm function. Alternatively, add ¼ cup of water, select the Pressure Cook or Manual option, and cook for 4 minutes.
  • Cast-iron skillet: Place the leftover pork, gravy, and ¼ cup of water in a cast-iron skillet or Dutch Oven. Simmer on low heat until the steaks are heated through, which should take around 5 to 10 minutes.

Avoiding Overcooking in the Instant Pot

While it is possible to overcook pork shoulder steak, resulting in dry and tough meat, this recipe ensures that the meat stays moist and tender. By following the instructions and using the Instant Pot, you’ll achieve perfect results every time.

Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Steak

The Best Cooking Method for Pork Shoulder Steaks

For the ultimate tenderness and flavor, braising the steaks in a pressure cooker is the way to go. The Instant Pot’s Sauté function allows you to brown the meat first and then add water before switching to pressure cooking mode.

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Discover More Pork Recipes

If you’re a pork lover, be sure to check out these delicious recipes too:

  • Pulled pork
  • Slow cooker pork chops
  • Air Fryer pork ribs
  • Pork chops with mushroom sauce

Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Steak

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