Instant Pot Pinakbet

September 9, 2019 / By Foodland

Instant Pot Pinakbet

Whether you're new to Instant Pot recipes or looking for something new to try, we've got you covered with this recipe for Pinakbet. A popular and tasty Filipino dish that combines the rich flavor of pork butt with a medley of fresh vegetables.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Pork, Vegetables
Servings 5 Servings


  • 0.25 pound bitter melon(cut into 2 inch pieces)
  • 2 pieces of eggplant(cut into 2 inch wedges)
  • 6 pieces of okra(tops trilled and cut into 2 inch length)
  • 1.5 cups string beans(cut into 2 inch length)
  • 2 tomatoes(cut into wedges)
  • 1 pound pork butt or belly(cubes into 1 inch pieces)
  • 0.25 pound kabocha
  • 2 cloves garlic(minced)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger(minced)
  • 1 onion(chopped)
  • 0.25 cup fish sauce
  • 0.5 cup broth or water
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste



  1. Turn Instant Pot setting to SAUTE - (MORE) setting and wait until hot.
  2. Add oil and sauté the pork for a few minutes and season with salt & pepper.
  3. Add the garlic, ginger, onion and tomatoes and sauté for a minute.  Add fish sauce and broth.
  4. Cancel SAUTE and switch to PRESSURE COOKER – (HIGH PRESSURE) setting for 5 minutes. When finished manually release the pressure and switch setting back to SAUTE.
  5. Add the vegetables, layering them in the pot from the bottom in this order: bitter melon, okra, string beans, kabocha, and eggplant.
  6. Cover with lid venting and cook 6-8 minutes until the vegetables are cooked but still firm.
  7. Adjust taste by adding more fish sauce and season with salt & pepper.
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