Instant Pot Green Beans with Pork and Potatoes

This is a slow-cooker Mediterranean diet recipe adapted for the Instant Pot. The original version of Instant Pot Green Beans and Pork took at least 6 hours in the slow-cooker, but now you can make this recipe in 30 minutes or less! This is the perfect meal to make when you get home from work because your family will think you spent hours cooking. The pork cooks down to be fork tender. The potatoes, green beans, carrots, and celery cook all the way through but don’t get mushy. It tastes like it’s been cooking all day long.

This recipe works really well for the person who is a meat and potato eater who wants to gradually head towards eating the Mediterranean diet. Extra virgin olive oil makes vegetables taste delicious.  I would serve this with a Greek salad and some nice crusty whole grain bread. You will  want to dip your bread in the delicious tomatoey sauce. You won’t want to waste a single drop!

The Instant Pot makes delicious sauces even though you can’t stir it while it’s cooking, which is pretty amazing. All of the flavors stay in the pot because they don’t have anywhere to go. When you make a stew on the stovetop, some of that flavor will evaporate into the air. The recipes that I’ve made in the Instant Pot have been just as flavorful, if not more flavorful, than the original versions of these recipes, but cooked in a fraction of the time. I love this about the Instant Pot. Enjoy this recipe!

For a vegan version of this recipe click on the link below!

Instant Pot Fasolakia (Green Beans and Potatoes in Olive Oil)

For the original version of this Instant Pot Green Beans and Pork recipe click on the link below!

Green Beans with Pork and Potatoes In the Slow Cooker (Greece)

Photo Credit:  Christine Dutton

Purchasing an Instant Pot

The Instant Pot we use is the 6 quart version.   It is just right for recipes that serve 4 all the way up to 8 servings.  For us, it seems to be the perfect size. Below is the one we purchased from Amazon.  I highly recommend it!

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Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Green Beans and Pork

Instant Pot Green Beans with Pork and Potatoes

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Servings 4
Calories 558 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound lean pork, cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 
  • 2 carrots, sliced thin
  • 2 celery sticks, sliced thin
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, grated or 2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 pound green beans (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cut into 4 quarters
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • If using fresh green beans, snap off ends. Cut the onions, carrots, celery, and potatoes.
  • Turn the Instant Pot to saute and pour in the extra virgin olive oil. Once the oil is heated, add the pork and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to your Instant Pot and stir very well. You won't have a second chance to stir until the food is fully cooked so stir well now.
  • Cover the Instant Pot and make sure the valve is set to sealing.
  • Press the manual setting and set to 17 minutes. The Instant Pot should say "On" at this point. This means it is heating up and in a few minutes the timer will start counting down.
  • Once the timer reaches zero, put on an oven mitt and turn the valve to venting. Wait for all the pressure to be released and remove the cover.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 558kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 31gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 552mgPotassium: 1802mgFiber: 10gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 6663IUVitamin C: 59mgCalcium: 129mgIron: 5mg
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19 Comments

  1. Colleen Caldwell January 27, 2022 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I didn’t know there was pork stew meat! Good to know.
    I used baby red potatoes left over from making Horta and Potatoes. Didn’t have any fresh or crushed tomatoes so dumped in 2 cans of stewed tomatoes.
    Yummy.

    • Bill Bradley, R.D. January 31, 2022 at 5:45 am - Reply

      Should be just as good with stewed tomatoes. Enjoy!

  2. Heidi March 25, 2021 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Absolutely fabulous recipe. Thanks for the tip about having some bread on hand to mop up the delicious sauce. I’m new to Mediterranean style eating and it it’s all this good, it will be easy to stick too.

  3. Terry January 8, 2020 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Curious as to what cut of pork is best to use? Thanks!

    • Bill Bradley, R.D. January 10, 2020 at 3:08 pm - Reply

      I usually use the pork that is pre cut for stew.

  4. Colin August 22, 2019 at 10:44 am - Reply

    I tried this last night and it was REALLY good – many thanks for the recipe.

    I strayed a little bit by adding some of my homemade greek seasoning, but in all honesty it probably didn’t need it.

    This recipe is definitely ‘greater than the sum of its parts’. :)

    • Bill Bradley, R.D. August 26, 2019 at 7:14 pm - Reply

      Glad you like it!

  5. Shay March 25, 2019 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    How can I double this recipe???

    • George Zikos March 26, 2019 at 5:44 pm - Reply

      You can just double each ingredient but I doubt it will all fit in the Instant Pot.

  6. Don January 18, 2019 at 2:16 am - Reply

    This meal was quite delicious. I need a calorie count

    • George Zikos January 22, 2019 at 3:28 pm - Reply

      We are strongly considering adding a calorie count to our recipes in the future. Thanks for making it and I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  7. Don January 18, 2019 at 1:48 am - Reply

    Calories?
    Amount of serving?

    • George Zikos January 22, 2019 at 3:28 pm - Reply

      This serves 4-6 people. We are thinking about implementing a calorie count on our recipes in the future.

  8. Mary October 28, 2018 at 1:41 am - Reply

    This was delicious! and I forgot to use the onion which I am sure would have deepen the flavor!

  9. Mary October 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    no spices?

  10. Mike Noone April 20, 2018 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    Do you add any liquid to the pot, other than the olive oil?

    • George Zikos April 20, 2018 at 6:20 pm - Reply

      Yes, the juice from the canned tomatoes or chopped tomatoes makes for plenty of liquid. Trust me.

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