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instant pot braised pork cheeks

a recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

If you can find pork cheeks they are amazing. So tender they melt in your mouth. They are popular in many Spanish Tapas.

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients For instant pot braised pork cheeks

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 md
    onion chopped
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 2 lb
    pork cheeks
  • salt and pepper
  • 1
    cinnamon stice
  • 1 tsp
    sweet smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    red wine
  • 2 c
    beef or pork stock

How To Make instant pot braised pork cheeks

  • 1
    Select saute on instant pot. Add the oil and onions and saute until onions are tender. Add the garlic and saute 30 more seconds. Season the pork with salt and pepper. Sear on all sides to get a good crust.
  • 2
    Add the wine and deglaze the pot. Add the paprika, cumin, and cinnamon stick. Pour in the stock.
  • 3
    Lock the lid and select pressure cook on high. Set the time for 45 minutes. Once cooked use quick release then remove the lid.
  • 4
    Remove the meat to a plate and keep warm. Strain the sauce and discard any solids. Place in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Mix one tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tbsp water and whisk into the gravy to thicken it.
  • 5
    Serve with mashed potatoes.

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