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How to make a pork roast in an electric pressure cooker - This sweet balsamic pork loin or shoulder in the Instant Pot is so simple and easy but so delicious! It is good for Whole 30, low carb, and keto if you substitute the sugar for Splenda or stevia. Can be made boneless or with the bone. Balsamic vinegar makes perfect gravy.

Sweet Balsamic Pork Roast in the Instant Pot

This Instant Pot sweet balsamic pork roast is delicious and flavorful, with balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and soy sauce making the best glaze. Plus it cooks in under one hour! 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Servings 8 people


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-3 pound pork roast A tenderloin will give you a more firm, drier texture, and a pork shoulder will give you a more moist, almost stringy texture. I prefer the shoulder.
  • Salt & pepper

For the sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic pressed with a garlic press
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar You can substitute this with an equal amount of Splenda or Stevia with very little loss of flavor.
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary chopped


  • Mix all sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Heat the Instant Pot to sauté. Pour in the oil. Season the pork on both sides with salt and pepper and brown on all sides.
  • Turn off the sauté mode and add the sauce to the pork in the pot. Program Instant Pot to meat and cook for 35 minutes. When the timer beeps, turn it off and let the pressure naturally release.
  • Slice and serve with plenty of sauce.
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