This Instant Pot Creole Pork Stew is to die for! It has healthy vegetables, tender boneless ribs, and delicious creole seasoning! With only 6 ingredients, it’s simple to make and cooks in only 18 minutes. It’s hearty, filling, and full of bold flavors. Don’t be surprised if this becomes a family-favorite!
There is just something about having a warm, hearty soup when the weather outside is cool or the thunderstorms are in full-force. We cook a good amount with boneless ribs and I wanted to reinvent how we use them. We love some creole seasoning and I’m all about having an effortless recipe that tastes phenomenal. Every time we make this, it still amazes me how tender the pork turns out and how all the flavors come together for such an incredible taste. This will not disappoint… we promise!
What is trinity mix in cooking?
The trinity mix consists of onion, celery, and bell peppers. It is super important in cajun and creole cooking. This combination is the base of most savory dishes! More often than not, it is added to a roux as the beginning of stew, soup, sauce, jambalaya, sauce piquant or almost any other Cajun or Creole main dish. The combination of the three flavors is such a good base for so many recipes!
What spices are in creole seasoning?
A lot of the times, creole and cajun cooking terms are used interchangeably. However, there is a subtle difference between the two. Cajun seasoning is a basic blend mix of garlic powder, onion, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Creole seasoning goes a bit further than these basic spices with more herbs ranging from oregano to basil and paprika. Creole tends to be a more powerful blend in our opinion, but offers such a great bold flavor!
Ingredients for our Instant Pot Creole Pork Stew:
- Jalapeno, diced
- Red Beans, canned
- Chicken Broth
- Trinity mix (diced peppers, onions, celery)
- Boneless ribs
- Creole seasoning
How to make our Instant Pot Creole Pork Stew:
First, cut the jalapeno in half and scrape out the seeds. Next, dice the jalapeno and place in the instant pot.
Next, stir in the red beans (not drained), chicken broth, and the trinity mix of onions, celery, and diced peppers.
Once all of the other ingredients are in the instant pot, cut the boneless ribs into bite-sized pieces and coat with the creole seasoning.
Stir into the bean mixture and cover. Set pressure to high for 18 minutes, with vent set to seal. When timer goes off, immediately release the pressure. Remove the lid very carefully and stir the stew.
Serve and enjoy!
*We love cornbread with this!!
I will say that my husband is not a guy that will ever choose a soup as his #1 (or #12) when I ask him what I should cook for dinner. However, once this recipe came into rotation, he actually ASK’s for it! It is super filling, has amazing flavors, and makes a great amount! We pair it with cornbread and it makes the perfect meal. I mean, you can’t beat a one pot dish with only 6 ingredients and less than 20 minutes to cook! Enjoy 🙂
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- 1/2 Jalapeno, diced
- 2 15.5oz cans red beans
- 2 C chicken broth
- 8 oz trinity mix (diced peppers, onions, celery)
- 1.5 LB boneless ribs
- 2 tsp creole seasoning
- Chop the jalapeno into small pieces.
- Place in the IP. Stir in the beans, stock, and trinity mix.
- Cut ribs into bite-sized pieces and coat with the creole seasoning.
- Stir into the bean mixture and cover.
- Set pressure to high for 18 minutes, with vent set to seal.
- Immediately release pressure when time is up.
- Serve with or over cornbread.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 451Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 579mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 7gSugar: 1gProtein: 28g
(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)