Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork


August 8, 2020





Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork - The easiest + BEST pulled pork ever! Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce. So smoky, so flavorful, so juicy, and SO SO GOOD.

The easiest + BEST pulled pork ever! Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce. So smoky, so flavorful, so juicy, and SO SO GOOD.

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork - The easiest + BEST pulled pork ever! Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce. So smoky, so flavorful, so juicy, and SO SO GOOD.

Hello, summer. Please don’t leave us just yet. I’m not ready for the Chiberia snow. (FACTS ONLY – it snowed Halloween day in 2019.)

No, but really, let’s get back to the best part of summer days: Pool parties. COVID honeymoon boat trips. And now, BBQ pulled pork sandwiches.

That’s right. PULLED PORK SAMMIES. Smothered with your favorite BBQ sauce ever.

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork - The easiest + BEST pulled pork ever! Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce. So smoky, so flavorful, so juicy, and SO SO GOOD.

The instant pot takes care of all the hard work and all the time, infusing all the flavors into the most tender, juicy shredded pork in less than 90 minutes.

When ready, drizzle with desired BBQ sauce (we recommend Stubb’s!) and serve with slaw, pickles and brioche buns. The pork also keeps VERY WELL so these can easily be prepared ahead of time for all the socially-distanced-get-togethers.

Stay safe and stay cool, friends. And eat some pulled pork sammies immediately.

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork - The easiest + BEST pulled pork ever! Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce. So smoky, so flavorful, so juicy, and SO SO GOOD.

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

The easiest + BEST pulled pork ever! Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce. So smoky, so flavorful, so juicy, and SO SO GOOD.

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Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

20 minutes1 hour

Chungah Rhee

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (4-pound) boneless pork shoulder, excess fat trimmed and cut into 3-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, divided
  • 1 (18-ounce) bottle favorite bbq sauce (we love Stubb’s)

Directions:

  1. Set a 6-qt Instant Pot® to the high saute setting.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt, paprika, chili powder, oregano, garlic powder, mustard, cayenne pepper, cumin and pepper. Season pork with brown sugar mixture.
  3. Heat canola oil; working in two batches, add pork and cook until evenly browned, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Stir in chicken stock and 4 tablespoons vinegar, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Select manual setting; adjust pressure to high, and set time for 40 minutes. When finished cooking, quick-release pressure according to manufacturer’s directions.
  5. Remove pork shoulder from the Instant Pot® and shred the meat using two forks; stir in remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar and season with salt and pepper, to taste, if needed.
  6. Serve immediately with your favorite bbq sauce.