instant pot

banh mi

Instant Pot Banh Mi is a Vietnamese Pork Sandwich that delivers amazing flavor.  This Asian sandwich is assembled on toasted French bread or baguette with pork, pickled vegetables, and fresh herbs.

My 7-year-old came into the kitchen after dinner for seconds and asked why I’m not a chef.  I’ve never received this kind of praise for my cooking before.




•  lime juice • fish sauce • garlic  • black pepper   • Chinese five-spice • sugar • boneless pork shoulder • oil • chicken broth 


• French baguette  mayonnaise • Pâté • Pickled  daikon and carrots • English cucumber • Maggi seasoning sauce • cilantro  • jalapeno pepper

make marinade


In a large bowl, mix lime juice, fish sauce, garlic, black pepper, Chinese 5-spice powder, and sugar.

add pork to instant pot


Place pork shoulder in Instant Pot and pour sauce over meat and turn to coat. Add broth to the Instant Pot, if using.


pressure cook

Pressure cook the pork and do a natural release of pressure after pressure cooking is complete.

shred pork


Remove the pork from the Instant Pot and shred the meat using two forks or a meat shredder and remove any visible fat.

saute pork


Heat a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat and saute meat in the pan until browned and caramelized on one side.

assemble sandwich


Spread mayo and pate on french bread. Layer pork, pickled daikon and carrots, Maggi sauce, cucumber, cilantro, jalapenos.

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