Pressure cooker pulled pork

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Tender pulled pork in about one hour

Here is another great meal from the pressure cooker.  Pulled pork tender and tasty. This is a simple paleo recipe that cooks right in the barbecue sauce.

Barbecue Sauce

You can use your favorite commercial brand or make your own.

The sauce I made is a combination of SOG’s BBQ sauce, along with some of Richard Nikoley’s changes, plus a few of my own.

Start with a heaping tablespoon of bacon grease in a sauce pan, heat on medium.  Add to that, one diced onion and a tablespoon or two of diced garlic.

After a few minutes, add 1 and 1/2 cups of broth (what every kind you have, I was actually out of broth when I made this so I used water but included the bone from the pork roast when cooking to add more flavor).  Stir in one 6oz. can of tomato paste, 1 tsp dry mustard, 1 tsp molasses, 1 tblsp liquid smoke, 1 tblsp apple cider vinegar, 2 tblsps chili power and one small can of mandarin oranges.  The mandarin oranges add some sweetness and about 30 grams of carbs to the whole thing.  I didn’t add any salt because the bacon grease has some in it and often times pork has been soaked in a brine.  Feel free to add salt to your taste.

Let simmer while you prepare the pork.

If you don’t use tomato based barbecue sauce, you could use my berry paleo barbecue sauce instead.

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Pork Shoulder cut into large chunks

Pork Shoulder

I used a 4 1/2 pound bone in pork shoulder.  Then I cut it up into  large chunks and sprinkled with paprika.


Place the cooking rack in your pressure cooker, 1 cup of water and the cut up roast.  Then lock the lid on and bring up to high pressure.  Once high pressure is reached, set the timer for 16 minutes and reduce heat as low as possible while still maintaining high pressure.  After the timer goes off, turn off heat and let cooker release pressure naturally.

Once pressure is released, remove the meat.  Use two forks to pull apart the meat and discard the bone.  This is a really fatty cut of pork, so you may want to remove some of the larger pieces of fat (whatever your preference).  Then pour the desired amount of sauce over the meat, I also like to add some of the cooking liquid for more flavor  – stir then serve.


This pulled pork in the pressure cooker is so fast and easy to make, but it tastes like it cooked all day.

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