Pressure Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork recipe that is cooked in LESS than 15 Minutes, perfect for a weeknight family meal and so much better than takeout! This recipe is very Paleo and very healthy, If you are not Paleo you can simply swap out the arrowroot for cornstarch, and coconut sugar for brown sugar instead.

Pressure Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork

Pressure Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork recipe that is cooked in LESS than 15 Minutes, perfect for a weeknight family meal and so much better than takeout!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 378 kcal


  • 1lb pork blade steak 455g, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ red pepper cut into chunks
  • ½ green pepper cut into chunks
  • 1 onion cut into chunks
  • 4 tsp arrowroot, or cornstarch if not Paleo
  • 1 cup pineapple juice 250 mls
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks - juice reserved from can
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar, or light brown sugar if not Paleo
  • 6 tbsp apple cider vinegar


  1. Cut the pork blade steak into large pieces, remove any bone.

  2. Turn on the saute function on your electric pressure cooker and adjust to the medium heat option. don't wait for the display to say 'hot' add, simply add the oil right away. 

    After about a minute, add the pork pieces and brown a little on each side, you may need to do it in batches, then turn off the saute function.

  3. Stir in pineapple juice, sugar, and vinegar.

  4. Lock the lid, turn the steam release vent to 'sealing' and using the manual setting, adjust it to cook for THREE minutes at High Pressure. 

  5. When the cook time time is up, allow the pressure cooker to reduce pressure on its own without opening the steam release vent (Natural Release) for  7- 10 minutes, then release the rest of the pressure and open the lid

  6. Remove the meat with a slotted spoon and cover with foil, leaving the juice in the pot.

  7. Turn on the saute function and adjust it to the medium heat setting, then add the onion, bell peppers, pineapple chunks and arrowroot or cornstarch (mixed with a little cold water) and cook for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are as soft as you like them.

    If the sauce is not thick enough, simply add a little more arrowroot or cornstarch to a small amount of cold water and add that to the pot and stir again.

  8. Return the pork to the pot to warm through. Serve hot over rice, or cauliflower rice if you are paleo or whole30.

Recipe Notes

PORK BLADE STEAK - Blade steaks are very tasty cuts of pork that are rich in fat marbling which helps to prevent them drying out during cooking. This makes it perfect for braising in the pressure cooker!

If you can't find blade steaks then I would cut up some boneless country style ribs into small pieces and use those instead. What you want is a cut of pork with some fat throughout it, so avoid the very lean cuts as they tend to dry out. If you use larger, thicker chunks of pork then that will increase the cook time so you will need to play that by ear.

Adapted from Noshtastic

Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 793mg23%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 590IU12%
Vitamin C 52.6mg64%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.