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Chinese bbq pork lettuce wraps topped with sesame seeds and purple cabbage.

Asian BBQ Pork Lettuce Wraps {Instant Pot}

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 45 minute
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Asian Style BBQ pork cooked in an Instant Pot or on the stove top, then served in lettuce wraps with purple cabbage, crushed nuts and fresh cilantro.  A healthier BBQ recipe that’s gluten free and dairy free.


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Sticky Sauce

  • 1/4 cup smooth almond butter or nut/seed butter
  • 1/4 cup rice wine or rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup gluten free BBQ sauce
  • 12 Tablespoons Sriracha or gluten free Asian chili sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons tamari sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 Tablespoon honey (optional)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon freshly minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

For the Pot/Pan

  • 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds (20-24 ounces) boneless pork loin country-style ribs
  • 2 Tablespoons refined avocado oil or light olive oil
  • Splash lime juice
  • 1/2 cup water or vegetable broth (this needs to be way more to prevent burn.
  • For serving
  • 6 to 8 Boston bib lettuce leaves (more if needed)
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Cucumber slices
  • Fresh chopped cilantro and scallions, to garnish
  • Lime wedges for serving
  • Optional garnish – chopped nuts




Alternative Method – STOVE TOP OPTION – Follow Step 1 & 2 (prepare sauce, sear ribs). Add an extra 2 to 3 Tablespoons of water/broth to mix in with the sauce and ribs in a medium-sized saucepan. Cook on medium-low for about 30 minutes. Continue to coat the ribs while cooking. Check for doneness around 20 minutes. The sauce tends to stick more on the stove top pan than in the Instant Pot.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15-20
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: pressure cook
  • Cuisine: asian


  • Serving Size: 1 lettuce wrap with cabbage topping
  • Calories: 247
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 414.1 mg
  • Fat: 11.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.7 g
  • Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 22.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 71.9 mg

Keywords: instant pot, Chinese, bbq, pork, wraps, low carb, healthy, gluten free, BBQ pork, ribs