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Easy & Tender Instant Pot Frozen Pork Roast Recipe

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by Ed

I really enjoy hearty “meat and potatoes”-type meal on a winter night. When you can do it all in one pot, right from the freezer- like this Instant Pot frozen pork roast- then you are checking a lot of boxes for me.

Thawing a large roast can take a couple of days in the fridge, and even if you meal plan (like we do) you might still forget to get it out in time.

Who needs that hassle?!

Enter our friend, ally and my secret crush the Instant Pot and its ability to take a solid block of meat-ice and transform it into a tender and moist, fully cooked roast in record time.

Added bonus – veggies go in towards the end giving you a complete dinner with minimal mess, planning or effort. What is not to like?

Come here Instant Pot… I want to hold you in my arms and never let go. Ouch! You’re still hot!

Instant Pot Frozen Pork Roast

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Set the Instant Pot on the sautee setting.

Heat the olive oil and sautee the onion until transparent.
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Add the frozen pork shoulder, brown sugar, garlic powder, dried thyme, dried oregano, rosemary and salt and pepper.
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Pour the stock and close the lid and valve.

Set on high pressure for 40 minutes.

Naturally release steam, open the valve and lid.
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Add the potatoes and carrots and close the lid and valve again. Set on high pressure for 10 minutes.
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Naturally release steam and open the valve and lid.
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Set on sautee again. Pour the wine and balsamic vinegar and cook for 15 minutes or until the wine has reduced.

In a small bowl combine the water and cornstarch and pour the slurry into the Instant Pot, stir to combine and cook until thickened, around 4minutes.

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Instant Pot Frozen Pork Roast Meal

Instant Pot Frozen Pork Roast Meal

Yield: 3 to 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Additional Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 39 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Red onion, chopped
  • 2 1/2 lbs Pork shoulder, frozen
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tsp dried thyme
  • 1 Tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 Cup stock
  • 2 Potatoes, diced
  • 2 Carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 Cup red wine
  • 1/3 Cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Set the Instant Pot on the saute setting. Heat the olive oil
    and sautee the onion until transparent.
  2. Add the frozen pork shoulder, brown sugar, garlic powder, dried thyme, dried oregano, rosemary and salt and pepper. Pour the stock and close the lid and valve.
  3. Set on high pressure for 40 minutes. Naturally release steam, open the valve and lid.
  4. Add the potatoes and carrots and close the lid and valve again.
  5. Set on high pressure for 10 minutes. Naturally release steam and open the valve and lid.
  6. Set on sautee again. Pour the wine and balsamic vinegar and cook for 15 minutes or until the wine has reduced.
  7. In a small bowl combine the water and cornstarch and pour the slurry into the Instant Pot, stir to combine and cook until thickened, around 4minutes.

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surrah

Monday 23rd of May 2022

does the time change at all if you use baby carrots rather than chopped?

frugalfamilytimes

Tuesday 14th of June 2022

I don't know for sure, but I suspect baby carrots would do quite well.

Debi

Sunday 6th of March 2022

Oh my goodness, you have got to come up with a better name for that recipe!!! It was delicious, it was easy, easy enough in fact that I started it before church and finished it after church. Wonderful wonderful recipe will use this over and over again. Might be company worthy!

frugalfamilytimes

Tuesday 8th of March 2022

I'm so glad you loved it, Debi! Thanks so much for coming back to let us know - that means so much! :)

Phil

Wednesday 2nd of March 2022

I made this today. The only change I made was apple cider vinegar instead of balsamic, since we didn't have that. Everything came out really nice and tender. We had some for lunch, and we'll get 2 or 3 more meals out of it. Thanks.

frugalfamilytimes

Tuesday 8th of March 2022

That's great, Phil! So happy you liked the recipe - and your apple cider vinegar is a great substitute! Apple and pork are such a natural pair. Thanks for coming back and letting us know you liked it! :)

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