how long to cook ham hock in instant pot

how long to cook ham hock in instant pot

How Long To Cook Ham Hock In Instant Pot

Cooking a ham hock in an Instant Pot is the perfect solution for a tender, delicious dish. The pressure cooker speeds up the cooking time so you can get a tasty meal in a fraction of the normal cooking time of traditional methods. Here is a guide to cooking a ham hock in an Instant Pot.

What You Need

  • Ham hock
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup red wine or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Instant Pot


  1. Add the chicken broth, red wine/apple cider vinegar, garlic, onion, thyme, oregano, bay leaf, and salt and pepper to the Instant Pot.
  2. Place the ham hock in the Instant Pot.
  3. Close and lock lid of the Instant Pot.
  4. Turn valve to seal position.
  5. Set Instant Pot to High Pressure for 90 minutes.
  6. After cooking has finished, naturally release pressure for 25 minutes.
  7. Release any remaining pressure, carefully open the lid and remove the ham hock.

Tips and Tricks

When cooking any large cuts of meat, it’s always best to check the internal temperature to make sure your meat is adequately cooked. For a ham hock cooked in an Instant Pot, the internal temperature should reach 165°F.

If you want to add some more flavor to the ham hock, you can also add 1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce to the cooking liquid in the Instant Pot. This will give the ham a wonderful smoky flavor.

Enjoy your delicious Instant Pot ham hock!