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pulled pork recipe

Recipe by
Fred Alam
Rochester, NY

Pulled pork is so easy to prepare with a pressure cooker. A slow cooker works well too. For this recipe I like to use a pork butt roast, they are meaty and do have some fat. Other cuts of pork that this would do well with would be a bone in pork roast, a shoulder roast, or a hind cut. I like to use cuts that have some fat and marbling. I do not think a pork loin would make a good cut of pork for pulled or shredded pork.

yield 4 - 6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients For pulled pork recipe

  • 3 - 4 lb
    pork shoulder butt
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 dash
    soy sauce
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 5 - 6 clove
  • 1 (7 oz) can
    chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (optional if you want it hot)

How To Make pulled pork recipe

  • 1
    Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Sear roast on all sides until golden brown. Prepare marinade by combining brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic. If desired add can of chipotle peppers into the pressure cooker (or slow cooker) before cooking.
  • 2
    Pressure Cooker Directions Pressure cook on high for approximately 60 minutes. Release naturally and pull pork apart with two folks.
  • 3
    Slow Cooker Directions Place pork butt roast and marinade into slow cooker. Cook on low for about six hours or until the meat begins to flake easily when pricked with a fork.