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Instant Pot Pig Feet Recipe: Simple Steps

Written by: Lucas Johnson

Cooking up a storm with this Instant Pot pig feet recipe! It's a mix of savory soy sauce, tangy vinegar, and sweet brown sugar. Can't wait to dig in!

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Ever cook pig feet before? I hadn't either until I gave this recipe a whirl. What an experience! Get ready to put your instant pot to work, churning out a delicious, rich dish like you've never tasted before. Tangy, tender, a real challenge to your tastebuds. Trust me, once you've tried these savory pig feet, you'll be hooked!

Ingredients Needed for Pig Feet in the Instant Pot

  • Pig feet: Gelatinous texture and rich flavor when cooked, adding depth and richness to the dish.
  • Onion: Provides a savory base flavor and sweetness that enhances the overall taste of the dish.
  • Garlic: Adds a pungent and aromatic flavor that complements the richness of the pig feet.
  • Ginger: Offers a warm and spicy kick, balancing the flavors and adding a subtle heat to the dish.
  • Soy sauce: Brings a salty umami flavor that enhances the overall taste and adds depth to the dish.
  • Rice vinegar: Provides a tangy and slightly sweet flavor that helps balance the richness of the pig feet.
  • Brown sugar: Adds a touch of sweetness that helps caramelize the pig feet and balances the savory flavors.
  • Water: Essential for cooking the pig feet and creating a flavorful broth for the dish.

Essential Tools for Making This Instant Pot Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the pig feet to tender perfection in a fraction of the time.
  • Chopping board: Needed for prepping the onion, garlic, and ginger to infuse flavor into the dish.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Total time: 1 hour


  • 2 lbs pig feet
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, sliced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Clean and rinse the pig feet thoroughly.
  2. Place pig feet in the Instant Pot and add onion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, water, salt, and pepper.
  3. Close the lid and set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 45 minutes.
  4. Once done, allow for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes before quick releasing the remaining pressure.
  5. Carefully remove the pig feet from the Instant Pot and serve hot.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 350 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 25 g | Total Fat: 20 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 90 mg | Sodium: 1200 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 6 g | Calcium: 50 mg | Potassium: 500 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Vitamin A: 100 µg | Vitamin C: 5 mg

Preparing and Storing Pig Feet for Later Use

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the pig feet as per the recipe instructions.
  • Allow the pig feet to cool completely.
  • Store the cooked pig feet in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the pig feet following the recipe.
  • Cool the pig feet completely.
  • Place the pig feet in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Seal tightly, label with the date, and freeze for up to 3 months.

Pig feet are rich in collagen, which when cooked slowly, breaks down into gelatin, giving the dish a rich and silky texture.

Common Questions About Cooking Pig Feet in the Instant Pot

How long does it take to cook pig feet in the instant pot?
Pig feet in the instant pot typically take around 45 minutes to cook under high pressure.
Can I use other cuts of pork instead of pig feet for this recipe?
While pig feet are traditional for this recipe, you can experiment with other cuts of pork, but the cooking time may vary.
Do I need to pre-cook the pig feet before using the instant pot?
No, you do not need to pre-cook the pig feet before using the instant pot. Simply clean and rinse them before placing them in the pot.
Can I adjust the seasoning to suit my taste preferences?
Yes, feel free to adjust the seasoning like soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar to suit your taste preferences.
How should I serve the cooked pig feet?
Cooked pig feet can be served hot on their own or with a side of rice or vegetables for a complete meal.

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