My latest discovery of Pressure Cooker awesomeness is Pulled Pork. While smoked Pulled Pork is my absolute favorite, I must admit that my pressure cooker version is a pretty good alternative. It takes less than half the time to make, it’s tender as hell, and it’s a dump and go recipe.
So, I’m sure that you’ve noticed a lot of Pressure Cooker recipes from me lately? Well, that’s because after almost two years of having my gifted Pressure Cooker sitting in the basement, never opened, I decided to give it a try. And now, your girl is seriously hooked on this thing! I cannot believe it took me this long to use it. Now that I have seen the light, I am NEVER turning back! Especially with two hungry toddlers and a 6’5 grown man in the house!
While researching and testing different Pulled Pork recipes to compare to mine, I found that a lot of people sear the meat first in their pressure cooker. I’m here to tell you that searing is completely unnecessary. You don’t have to waste your time on that step at all because the meat is going to be completely covered in liquid and after cooking, the meat will be shredded or pulled apart. Therefore, you won’t even notice a sear, so don’t waste your time. (Thank me later)
FAQ’s for Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork
- How long do I cook it for? 20 minutes per pound. So, if you have if you have 3lbs of meat, you need to cook it for 60 minutes.
- Will the meat dry out? Absolutely not! By the time it’s done cooking, you’re going to have even more liquid than what you started with. If there’s no liquid, then you did something wrong. Seriously wrong.
Ways to eat Pulled Pork
When I make my Pulled Pork, I like to turn it into different meals throughout the week. All I do, is add it to my favorite dishes to create something new. Here are some of the ways that I prepare in for my family:
- Sandwiches (obviously)
- Baked Potato or Sweet Potato
4.5lb Pork Shoulder
1.5c Beer of choice
1tbs Smoked Paprika
1tbs Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Butt Rub BBQ Seasoning or Seasoned Salt
To your Pressure Cooker, add your raw pork shoulder.
Dump all ingredients into the Pressure Cooker.
Set the manual timer or meat timer to 1.5 hours (or 20 minutes for every pound of meat).
At the end of the cooking period, after the timer goes off, safely release the pressure.
Take two forks to shred the cooked meat.
Don’t forget to take out the bone.