The Instant Pot is great for making pulled pork. It takes a little bit of time, but is much faster here than in a slow cooker, and so worth it!
What you will need
4 Lb boneless pork shoulder
1 teaspoon mustard powder
3 tablespoons tomato paste
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
8 hamburger buns
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 tsp black pepper
3/4 cup water
2 tsp salt
4 cups coleslaw, optional
1 cup barbecue sauce, optional(Nutritional facts 135 calories, 5.23 g fat, 9.17 g carbohydrates, 12.31 g protein, 33 mg cholesterol, 288 mg sodium)
How to cook
Gather all ingredients
Portion your ingredients.
Remove the excess fat from the pork shoulder. The best way to do this is to use one hand to pull and the other to cut with a knife. This way you can avoid cutting off too much of the meat.
As you remove the fat from the meat, cut into 6-8 chunks following where the meat naturally wants to pull apart.
Combine the cumin, mustard powder, paprika, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1 tablespoon brown sugar, in a small bowl.
Mix up the spices and pour over the meat. Rub the spices into the meat to sit while you prepare the Instant Pot.
Pour in the oil to the bottom of the pot and lay the meat in a single layer to sear for about 3 minutes on each side. This will need to be done in 2 or more batches depending on the size of the meat pieces.
Flip over the pieces and sear the other side for 3 minutes. Remove the meat once browned. Repeat with the rest of the pieces.
Finish the browning process and remove all the meat from the Instant Pot.
Add the water, vinegar, paste and brown sugar to the hot instant pot and stir.
Add the meat back to the pot and set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on high for 40 minutes.
Quick release the pressure and remove the lid avoiding the escaping hot steam. Remove the meat from the juice. If there is a lot of fat that has risen to the top, scoop it off with a spoon.
Switch the Instant Pot to saute and simmer the leftover sauce until reduced by half, about 15 minutes. When sauce has thickened, use tongs or two forks to shred the pork.
Toast the hamburger buns and add the shredded pork. Top the pork with some BBQ sauce and coleslaw if you wish.