Instant Pot Bulalo Recipe

Filipino beef stew or Bulalo is a dish that’s not only quick and easy to make in the Instant Pot but is also absolutely delicious.

Bulalo is usually eaten with rice, and we’ll show you how to cook it in the Instant Pot.

So what is Bulalo? Well, Bulalo is a beef dish from the Philippines (Filipino recipe). Instant Pot Bulalo Recipe pinterest

Bulalo is a light-colored soup made by boiling beef shanks and marrow bones in water until the collagen and fat have melted into the clear broth. Bulalo is native to the Southern Luzon region of the Philippines.

There are many different stories about the origin of Bulalo. One theory suggests that Bulalo originated in Batangas, where you find many versions of the dish. Another reference alleges that the dish originated in Tagalog, where there are many cows.

Bulalo is typically made with the following ingredients: bone-in short ribs, onion, potatoes, cabbage, and water or stock. It also has salt and black peppercorns for flavor.

The instant pot significantly cuts down cooking time, reducing it from hours to minutes.


Instant Pot Bulalo Recipe Ingredients


  • 1 lb stewing beef
  • 2 lb beef soup bones with bone marrow
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp salt plus more to taste
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 potatoes
  • 1 green cabbage
Instant Pot Bulalo Recipe 1


  • Add the beef, bones, onion, peppercorns, salt, and water to an Instant Pot. Cover and set the Instant Pot to Meat/Stew (or Manual at high pressure) for
  • 30 minutes.
  • While the stew is cooking, peel and quarter the potatoes. Core and cut the cabbage into chunks 1-2 inches in size.
  • The Instant Pot will beep when the cooking cycle is done. Please wait until the pressure releases naturally before opening it up. Carefully open the lid. You may want to scoop out the bones and meat before adding vegetables as there may not be enough room.
  • Add the vegetables after cooking the meat and stew. Two options are:
  • Sauté mode option: Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode at the default setting, add potatoes and cabbage to the pot. Leave the lid off. Potatoes should be fork-tender after cooking for 10 to 15 minutes. Turn off the Instant Pot. Add more salt to taste.
  • Manual mode with Quick Release option: Add the cabbage potatoes and to the pot. Cover and set to Soup (or Manual at high pressure) for 3 minutes.
  • When the Instant Pot beeps, quickly release pressure by using the Quick Release valve. Use oven mittens when doing this to ensure you do not burn yourself.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

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