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Pressure Cooker Paleo Pork Vindaloo

This is a super simple pork vindaloo pressure cooker recipe that is guaranteed to come out delicious. The ironic thing about pressure cookers is that they take the pressure out of cooking- no ifs ands or butts. Sorry, there are butts in this dish. Pork butts to be exact. You can use pork shoulder too but we think you should go for the pork butt simply because it's way more fun to ask a butcher to show you some butt. This one was created by Paleo Porn (in case you couldn't guess :) )


  • 1 tablespoon Fatworks Lard
  • 3 pounds pork butt (also called Boston butt or pork shoulder)*
  • Coarse ground sea salt, to taste
  • Coarse ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 yam, peeled and Julienne sliced
  • 3 parsnips, peeled and sliced
  • 8 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 1/2 - 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 13 1/2 ounces chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar

Note: Have your local butcher cube pork butt to save time.

Prep time: 10-20 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Fat: Lamb Tallow, Leaf Lard, Pure Lard, Pure Tallow
Tags: Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly



Prep your vegetables and chop the pork butt into 1-2" cubes. Season the cubed meat with sea salt and black pepper.


Add the lard to a pressure cooker over medium-high heat. Once the lard is melted and just starting to smoke add the seasoned meat and brown on all sides. Remove and transfer to a bowl.


Add the yam, parsnips, garlic, onion, mustard seeds, paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, and cloves to the pressure cooker and stir to combine. Let cook for 5-7 minutes or until the onion starts to become soft.


Add the pork to the pot along with the beef broth (, chopped tomatoes and sherry vinegar. Stir everything then add the lid.


Bring pressure up to high and once the pressure signal pops, reduce heat down to medium-low and cook for 30 minutes, making sure pressure stays consistent.


Follow the natural release method by removing the pressure cooker from heat and allowing it to sit until the pressure inside reduces and the signal lowers.


Serve over Garlic Shiitake Steamed Rice ( with a side salad.

Enjoy! :)