Instant Pot Pulled Pork

The best thing about slow cooking is pulled pork
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If you're a pulled pork fan, it doesn't get much better than this. Normally it would take 6 to 8 hours in a slow-cooker, but the Instant Pot helps you make your favorite comfort food in under 3 hours. Serve with some coleslaw and barbecue sauce.

10 Irresistible Pork Recipes

Ready in
3 h
6
Servings
603
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 3 Pounds boneless pork shoulder, trimmed and cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly diced, medium
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 Cup of lime juice (and zest of 1 lime)
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Cup water
  • 5 Tablespoons brown sugar

Directions

Turn the Instant Pot to “Saute” mode, heat the oil, and add the pork, browning on all sides. You might have to do this in batches. Remove the seared pork and set aside.

Add a drop more oil if necessary and add the onion, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, bay leaves, and oregano and sauté for about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and continue to sauté for another minute. Mix in the tomato paste, lime juice, water, apple cider vinegar, and sugar. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes or so until fragrant.


Add the pork back. Press the “Slow Cook” button and cook on low for 2 1/2 hours.

When the timer beeps, make sure you can perform a quick release by moving the pressure release to “Venting,” or you can let the pressure release naturally. A natural pressure release can take from 5 to 30 minutes. When the pressure is fully released, the float valve will drop and the lid will unlock and open.

Make sure the pork is very soft and pulls apart easily, if not, continue cooking on low for another 30 minutes to an hour.

Serve in warm buns with coleslaw and barbecue sauce.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
43g
66%
Sugar
9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
14g
71%
Cholesterol
161mg
54%
Protein
40g
80%
Carbs
13g
4%
Vitamin A
19µg
2%
Vitamin B12
2µg
28%
Vitamin B6
0.9mg
43.5%
Vitamin C
11mg
18%
Vitamin D
4µg
1%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
2µg
3%
Calcium
64mg
6%
Fiber
1g
4%
Folate (food)
19µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
19µg
5%
Iron
3mg
18%
Magnesium
52mg
13%
Monounsaturated
19g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
9mg
45%
Phosphorus
433mg
62%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
836mg
24%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
38.2%
Sodium
584mg
24%
Sugars, added
7g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
2mg
100%
Zinc
6mg
42%

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