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cooking under pressure: awesome bbq pork

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

Made this up for Sunday brunch; along with some yummy homemade BBQ sauce and coleslaw. You can slow cook this dish (about 6 hours), or you can fire up your pressure cooker/instant pot and have it ready in about 90 minutes. Up to you. Serve it with tacos, roll up into a taquito, open faced on a flour tortilla, or on a soft bun topped with coleslaw. Have fun with it. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients For cooking under pressure: awesome bbq pork

  • 2 - 3 lb
    pork shoulder, bone in or out
  • 12 oz
    beer, something light
  • 2 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, fine grind
  • 1 tsp
    white or black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tsp
    dehydrated onions, ground to a powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    ancho chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    paprika, smoked variety
  • 1 1/2 c
    bbq sauce, homemade, or your favorite store bought

How To Make cooking under pressure: awesome bbq pork

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    You will need a pressure cooker, or instant pot, to make this recipe.
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    I am using a pork shoulder for this recipe; however, you can experiment with other cuts of pork. I have used boneless pork chops, and pork tenderloin with equal success.
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    Unless you are feeding a bunch of folks, you will probably have leftovers. Understand that this recipe freezes very well. Use Ziploc bags, or a vacuum sealer, pop into the freezer, and it will last up to a year.
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    I made this with my homemade BBQ sauce, and coleslaw. If you are interested, here are the recipes:
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    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
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    Add the pork to the pressure cooker/instant pot.
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    You could sear the pork in a bit of oil… I choose to skip that step.
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    Add the remaining ingredients, except the BBQ sauce, into a bowl, or measuring cup, and whisk to combine.
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    Pour over the pork.
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    Set the pressure cooker/instant pot to high, and cook for 1 hour, then let sit, without opening, for 20 minutes (natural release).
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    Remove pork, shred, then place back into the pot, pour in the BBQ sauce, and mix to combine.
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    There will be a lot of liquid in the the pressure cooker/instant pot. I usually drain all that out into a bowl before adding the shredded pork. Then, I add the BBQ sauce, and add a few tablespoons of the liquid to thin it out a bit. But that depends entirely on the type of BBQ sauce you are using, and if you want it to be thick or thin.
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    Keep warm until ready to serve.
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  • So yummy
    This makes a great sandwich topped with coleslaw, or however you choose to use it. One thing is certain… it is so yummy. Enjoy.
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    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.