Sinigang na Baboy Instant Pot is the classic delicious Filipino Sour Pork Soup made with pork, vegetables and a sour tamarind base. When making soup, I usually use pork with bones and not just pieces of meat. In this recipe, I am using pork ribs. Cooking sinigang na baboy in an instant pot is quicker than making it on stove top.
Using meat with bones when making soup broth renders more flavor. I usually make sinigang na baboy using pork neck or bones with lots of cartilage. I seldom make soup with just meat. The only thing I suggest, if you have little children it is best to strain the soup to capture the tiny bones.
Instant Pot has many programs and sometimes you can make the same recipe using different programs with the same outcome. It doesn’t hurt to experiment. Also, cook time stated in my recipe is for the amount of ingredients and cut of meat I am using. If you are using a tougher meat or you are adding more to my recipe then you will need to increase your time by a few minutes. I’ve learned my lesson when increasing the cook time. When meat is overcooked, you end up with very tender shredded meat. It is fine if you like it this way but I like my meat firm and tender. So again, it’s trial and error. Tweak it to your liking.
If you have read my previous post about instant pot don’t get intimidated if it is your first time cooking with it. Believe me, it took me a while to use mine and the first few times my dish was not all that perfect. After your third, fourth or fifth time you get the hang of it. All I am saying is don’t get disappointed. It is a very safe and easy to use device.
Two Ways of Making Sinigang na Baboy Instant Pot
The first way is shown on my video and recipe below.
Usually, when I make sinigang na baboy I boil water with pork. Once it boils, I remove the scum or impurities that will float on top. This will render a clearer soup. But does it improve the flavor? Not necessarily.
The second way I cook this recipe in an instant pot is by using the SAUTE program first. Add pork and water. Bring it to a boil and remove the scum or impurities. Once you have removed all the impurities cancel the Saute program. Add the onion, tomatoes and potatoes and follow the instructions on the recipe below using the SOUP BROTH and SAUTE program again.
As mentioned before, for your safety it is always advisable to read the manual with any new device or equipment. My recipe instructions below DOES NOT REPLACE THE MANUAL. The manual will explain in details the different instant pot programs and what to do and what NOT to do. You will enjoy your new instant pot if you have a better understanding of all the functions.
How to Make Sinigang na Baboy in an Instant Pot
- 1 ½ pounds pork ribs
- 1 large onion quartered
- 2 medium tomato quartered
- 5 small potato peeled
- 4 – 6 bunch of bok choy
- 3/4 of tamarind soup mix 1.05oz or 30g, pouch size is 1.41 oz – 40g
- 6 cups of water
- salt or fish sauce to taste
- Add pork, onion, tomato, potato and water in the inner pot.
- Place the condensation collector behind the cooker and plug the instant pot.
- Put and close lid and turn the steam release handle to "SEALING".
- Press “SOUP BROTH” to normal and high pressure. Adjust the time to 20 minutes.
- After a few minutes the FLOAT VALVE will pop-up, an indication that the instant pot is pressurize and the countdown begins.
- Once cooking time is done, "SOUP BROTH" program will no longer be lit. The display will show the elasped time. Example: L000
- Time to press "CANCEL".
- Wait when the FLOAT VALVE goes down before opening the lid. Note: You can also do a quick pressure release but be very careful when doing this. Refer to the manual for detailed instructions.
- Turn the steam release handle to "VENTING".
- Open the lid.
- Remove scum or impurities and crush tomatoes with a kitchen utensil.
- Press the "SAUTE" program and adjust the time to 30 minutes Note: You can assign anytime but I always put 30 minutes which I can cancel once I’m done sautéing. If you need more than 30 minutes you can press the SAUTE program again and adjust the time..
- After a few minutes, display will turn to “HOT”.
- Bring mixture to a boil.
- Season with tamarind mix and salt if needed.
- Add bok choy. Cook for a minute.
- Press “CANCEL” to end the SAUTE program.
- Serve hot. Enjoy!
- If you like less sour soup then reduce the amount I have on my recipe. Start with .70 oz of tamarind soup mix and gradually add mix until desired taste is reached or vice versa.