Instant Pot Pork And Sauerkraut {Keto, Paleo, Gluten-Free}

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Instant Pot is a huge time saver when it comes to recipes that normally take 4 hours or more to cook. This is why this pork and sauerkraut dish is a perfect choice for an instant pot. Ordinarily, this dish would take more than 6 hours to cook, this is why I chose to make it in an instant pot, and it is the easiest cooking method by far. For some reason, it also tastes better when cooked in an instant pot.

The pork is tender enough that you can shred it with a fork and the sauerkraut is flavoured with delicious pork broth. What I love about this naturally gluten-free recipe is, it is low in carbs, only about 5 net grams per serving, and it is also paleo friendly. Sauerkraut is low in calories and high in fiber both of which help with weight loss. On a side note, did you know that pressure-cooked vegetables may retain up to 90 percent of their vitamin C


  • 1 lb. pork tenderloin, cut into 4 equal pieces
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. GF paprika
  • 1 tsp. GF caraway seeds
  • 1 GF bay leaf
  • 32 oz. jar (4 cups) GF sauerkraut
  • 4 cups of water
  • Himalayan salt and GF ground black pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: chopped parsley, yogurt, sour cream, cayenne pepper
  • Instructions

  • Generously season the pork with salt and pepper
  • Set Instant Pot to sauté. Add olive oil, once heated sear pot on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Remove the pork and add onions and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes stirring frequently. Turn instant pot off. Add paprika, caraway seeds and bay leaf, stir to combine
  • Return pork back to the pot with sauerkraut and water. Do not add salt, the sauerkraut has plenty of salt, you can add more salt if needed at the end
  • Lock the lid with the valve in closed position. Set to manual, and set the timer to 60 minutes. Once done, turn the instant pot off and release steam naturally. Shred the pork with a fork and adjust seasoning if needed

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