|By :Jeffrey Eisner|
If you’ve ever wanted to just throw a hunk of meat in your Instant Pot and end up with tasty, lip-smackin’ barbecue pulled pork, meet your new favorite recipe.
|Course||Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack|
|Cooking Technique||Pressure Cook|
|Main Ingredient||BBQ Sauce, Boneless Pork Shoulder, Coca-Cola or Dr. Pepper, Hamburger Buns, Liquid Smoke, Onion|
|Prep Time||5 minutes|
|Cook Time||85 minutes|
- 1 tbsp brown sugar light or dark
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 3 to 4 lbs boneless pork shoulder or butt cut into
1 lbsegments (you can also use country-style ribs)
- 1 tbsp liquid smoke
- 1 large Spanish onion quartered, or yellow
- 2 cups Coca-Cola or Dr Pepper
- 1 cup barbecue sauce use your favorite
- Potato rolls or hamburger buns for serving
- In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper.
- Brush the pork with the liquid smoke and then roll in the bowl with the spices to coat. Set aside.
- Place the onion wedges in the Instant Pot, round sides down. Add the soda and lay the pork pieces on top of the onion.
- Secure the lid, move the valve to the sealing position, and hit Manual or Pressure Cook on High Pressure for 60 minutes. When done, allow a 10-minute natural release, followed by a quick release.
- Transfer the pork and onion to a mixing bowl. Reserve
1/4 cupof the juices from the pot and discard the rest.
- Shred the pork and onion with a pair of forks or a hand mixer, and mix in the reserved juices and barbecue sauce before serving with some slaw in rolls or buns.
Jeff’s Tip: If you like your pork spicy, feel free to add some sriracha, chili powder, or Cajun/Creole seasoning. Or make it Hawaiian style with a mango barbecue sauce!
All recipes by : Jeffrey Eisner
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