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Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork

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Description

Pulled pork in 90 minutes? You betcha. Dressed in homemade BBQ sauce? Of course. Star of your kitchen? Always!

Ingredients

  • ½ cups Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ½ cups Ketchup
  • ⅓ cups Brown Sugar
  • ½ cups Pan Drippings
  • 1 Tablespoon Prepared Mustard (like Dijon)
  • 2 pinches Salt
  • ⅓ cups Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Smoked Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Dry Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 bottle Beer
  • 1 cup Water
  • 3 pounds Pork Butt

Preparation

Mix together in a bowl the sugar, smoked paprika, dry mustard, and a teaspoon of salt.

Mix and rub on the outside of the pork butt. I cut my pork in half before I put the rub on, so it will fit into my pressure cooker. The pork should not touch the pressure cooker lid.

Add water and beer to pressure cooker. Place a stainless steel steamer basket in the bottom of your pressure cooker. This prevents the pork from sitting in the liquids in the bottom of the pressure cooker. Place pork in basket, and seal the lid. Bring to high pressure and cook for 80 minutes. Use the cold water method to release the pressure.

Remove from pressure cooker, set in bowl and use two forks to shred the pork.

Pour off all but 1/2 cup of the drippings from the pressure cooker. Put pressure cooker on a medium heat (without the lid on) and add ketchup, brown sugar, prepared mustard, and apple cider vinegar. Use a silicone spatula or wooden spoon, making sure to scrape the bottom of the pot to incorporate any drippings sticking to the bottom on the pan.

Turn heat down and simmer for 10 minutes. Taste for seasoning. I have found that this bbq sauce tastes strongly of vinegar at this point. Don’t worry; it will mellow out once you mix it in with the pulled pork.

Add bbq sauce to the pork a bit at a time. You may not want or need all of it. It depends on your taste. I use all of mine, but I really love sauce! This is best served straight away on white buns. Enjoy.

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FreeRange Pamela on 2.6.2010

I just made this for the family for dinner — we just had it with potatoes instead of in sandwiches — and my husband turned to me no fewer than 4 times and said, “Honey, this is delicious.” Thanks for sharing this recipe. It was, indeed, delicious! And easy, too.

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pinkychris on 8.30.2009

I’ve always wanted to try to use a pressure cooker but, I’ve heard stories about the lid popping off. Maybe I’l be brave and try it! Any safety tips?

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Noshings on 8.28.2009

oh how funny…guess what I just made?
Meijer had boneless pork shoulder on sale.
I’ll have to make your sauce and add it to the pork.
Gotta love that pressure cooker!

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Susan on 8.28.2009

Sounds great! Can’t wait to try it. I love my pressure cooker.

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Camille on 4.29.2012

FANTASTIC!

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Karla Strauss on 10.26.2011

I mad this recipe for dinner tonight and my husband said, “I think this is the best pulled pork you ever made and the best I’ve ever tasted!” I made just a couple changes though, I added thinley sliced onion to the liquid in the pressure cooker and used apple cider instead of water. When mixing the sauce together I strained out all the onions and put them as well as all the sauce ingedents into my Vitamix blender. It was amazing pulled pork!!

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GeorgiaPeachGAL on 8.18.2011

I have to say that I love this recipe even though I screwed up twice.

I went to the store to buy the pork butt – wound up with a 3 pound pork loin roast- didn’t realize that until I got home. Although, I thought it was rather lean looking.

I was making the rub – I used brown sugar instead of white sugar. But, I did make the bbq as stated and it turned out beautifully. However, being a pork loin – I only had to pressure it for about 30-35 minutes.LOL
Overall, I LOVED the BBQ sauce – it’s a keeper!

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katieatbpp on 2.17.2011

My kids are pulled pork fanatics and everyone agreed this was some of the BEST pulled pork we have ever had!! Awesome recipe!

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