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Pressure Cooker Pork Roast with Apple Gravy

Instead of braising in the oven all day, enjoy healthy Pressure Cooker Pork Roast with Apple Gravy as a perfect fall dinner in little more than an hour.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 417kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pork shoulder roast 3-5 pounds, bone-in recommended
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • 2 apples core removed and sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 3 fresh sage leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour

Instructions

  • Rinse and thoroughly dry roast. Any moisture will prohibit a nice crust from forming. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Cut into large chunks that are no larger than about 4 inches wide.
  • Heat pressure cooker to browning (saute mode) setting. Heat oil and once hot, add pork roast chunks. You may need to brown them in batches to avoid over crowding. Brown for 5 minutes on both sides. If browning in batches, set the seared pieces aside on a plate and once done browning all the meat, transfer them back to the Instant Pot along with any juices that have accumulated on the plate.
  • Add onion, apples, broth, juice, rosemary, sage, and bay leave. Close lid and set to high pressure. Cook at high pressure for 60 minutes. Allow to naturally release pressure once done cooking.
  • Once you can remove the lid, carefully remove roast, set on plate, and loosely tent with aluminum foil.
  • Strain out all the solids from the liquid by pressing through a fine mesh sieve. Discard solids and reserve the liquid for the gravy.
  • Using your the Instant Pot on the saute setting, heat butter and flour in the empty hot pot and allow to cook until golden brown while stirring constantly, about 3-5 minutes. Whisk in the hot liquid to form the gravy and stir well until thoroughly mixed and thickened.
  • To serve, shred the pork roast away from the bone and remove any remaining fat. Smother it with the apple gravy.

Notes

  • If your meat is frozen or cold, that may increase your cooking time. An additional 10-20 minutes should work. Sure beats the 6-8 hours it would take to braise this meat to tender perfection in a dutch oven or crockpot!
  • Any kind of apple will work, but I prefer apple that are both tart and sweet. Pink lady or honeycrisp are what I recommend for this recipe.
  • I served this dinner up with some wild rice and fresh green beans sauteed in garlic - YUM! Healthy, fast, and fall flavor for the win!!!

Nutrition

Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 724mg | Potassium: 793mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2.7mg