Pulled Pork Shoulder with Alabama-Style BBQ Sauce

Pulled Pork Shoulder with Alabama-Style BBQ Sauce
Staff Writer
Pulled Pork

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Pulled Pork

Pulled pork barbecue is one of life’s simple pleasures — fork-tender meat bathed in barbecue sauce and served on a soft roll with a side of slaw. The idea of making pulled pork instead of buying it at your local BBQ joint may not have occurred to you. But pulled pork is so simple to make in your pressure cooker and it takes only forty-five minutes. The beauty of making it at home is that you can serve several different barbecue sauces to complement the meat. We love it Alabama style. 

6
Servings
204
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • large onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2  cup  chicken or beef stock
  • 2  tablespoons  canola oil
  • 1  tablespoon  garlic salt
  • 1/4  cup  firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  sweet paprika
  • 1  teaspoon  cayenne
  • 1  tablespoon  celery seeds
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  • One  4-pound boneless pork shoulder roast
  • Alabama-Style BBQ Sauce, for serving (recipe linked below)
  • Soft Rolls, for serving

Directions

Scatter the onions in the bottom of the pressure cooker, and pour in the stock. In a small bowl, combine the oil, garlic salt, sugar, paprika, cayenne, celery seeds, and salt. With the tip of a sharp knife, make 1-inch slits in the meat, about 2 inches apart. Rub the spice mixture into the meat, pushing it into the slits. Set the pork over the onions. Lock the lid in place and cook at high pressure for 45 minutes.

Release the pressure naturally and remove the lid, tilting the pot away from you to avoid the escaping steam. Transfer the meat to a cutting board, cover with aluminum foil to keep warm, and allow to rest for 15 minutes. Skim off any fat, strain the cooking liquid, and measure out 1/4 cup for the barbecue sauce. (Discard the rest or save for another use.) Make the barbecue sauce.

Remove any large pieces of fat on the pork and pull it apart with two forks. Pile it onto a serving platter and serve with rolls and barbecue sauce on the side. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
39mg
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
39µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
48mg
5%
Choline, total
32mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
131µg
33%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
26mg
8%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
134mg
19%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
90mg
6%
Water
40g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Pulled Pork Shopping Tip

Bone-in cuts tend to be slightly less expensive than their boneless counterparts, and have more flavor.

Pulled Pork Cooking Tip

According to the USDA, the recommended internal temperature for cooked pork should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.