Trust me on this one. You don't want to miss out on this Instant Pot Chinese BBQ Pork Recipe. Not only is it packed full of flavor, but it is literally one of the best Chinese BBQ pork recipes, ever.
I love cooking up Instant Pot Chinese recipes because they always turn out perfectly. Plus, it saves me from having to order out and go pick up dinner, too.
I've found that I use my Instant Pot a lot and for good reason. Out of all my pork Instant Pot recipes, this one ranks up there pretty high. It's because it's so flavorful and tender! All I have to do is add a steamed veggie or our Instant Pot rice and I've created literally the perfect meal.
Are you ready to learn how to make this Instant Pot Chinese BBQ Pork? I think it just might become your favorite, too!
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Can I leave out the red food coloring from this pork recipe?
Yes, if you're wanting to skip the red coloring, you can leave it out. It really doesn't add any taste to the dish but more gives it that visual appeal that we're so used to seeing at the restaurants.
How long should I marinate pork?
For this recipe, overnight. As long as you let it rest for at least 6-8 hours in the marinade, you should be good to go.
It's a good rule of thumb to remember that it's really not good to marinate food items longer than 24 hours as there's a chance that it can take on too much of the marinade or flavor.
What would you serve this Chinese BBQ pork recipe with?
To be honest, it's really great on its own. But if you need to pair it up with something, steamed white rice (or brown rice) is always a good choice. You can also steam some broccoli or Brussel sprouts as well.
Any type of green veggie is really great with this dish. Don't forget that fresh chives and cilantro also taste stellar with this pork recipe, too!
Can I freeze pork once cooked?
You can! If you happen to make too much of this dish are have a lot of leftovers remaining, just add them to a freezer-safe container and save for later.
It's also a super simple way to meal prep and have a tasty dinner just waiting to unthaw.
Other Side Dishes to Serve with this Instant Pot Pork Recipe
While this is totally a meal on its own, throw in some sides for good measure! Since the meat portion of this recipe is covered, think about veggies or even delicious fruit options that you can add to the mix.
Round out the meal and don't forget to add in some delicious side dishes. One of my favorites is Instant Pot Vegetable Rice Pilaf!