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Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork 

This recipe inspiration came from other than my favorite, The Pioneer Woman. Spicy Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork is a crowd favorite recipe made so much simpler using the electric pressure cooker. Sorry, Ree I just don’t have time for the stovetop version so I had to come up with my own.

 

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Can you cook with soda in the Instant Pot?

Absolutely! The soda will serve as the thin liquid the Instant Pot needs to come up to pressure. The soda pop not only gives flavor to the pork but also tenderizes the meat as it, pressure cooks. Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork is fork-tender and loaded with flavor.  If you feeling a little adventurous you could even substitute Coke or Root Beer for a whole new flavor combination.

How to cook pork in the Instant Pot

Recommended cooking time for pork in the Instant Pot

  • Pork butt roast 15 min/per lb. with full natural release  6 lb. roast=90 minutes + pressure release time
  • Pork loin roast 20 min/per lb. 3 lb. with full natural release roast= 60 minutes + pressure release time

To cut down on the cooking time when making this recipe I prefer to cut the butt roast into 3-4 inch chunks. Brown the meat using the sauté function and pressure cook for 45 minutes with full natural release 15-20 minutes.

If you are unsure about how long to pork chicken for please refer to the Instant Pot Cooking Time Chart

What you need to make Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

 

Tools:

 

Ingredients

 

  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 pork butt (pork shoulder, picnic roast)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • Chipotle chilies in adobo sauce (optional)
  • 3 cups Dr. Pepper

To Cook Dr. Pepper Pork

 Select the saute function on the Instant pot and add 1-2 Tbsp. of EVOO. While that’s heating up slice the onion thinly and set it aside. Cut pork butt roast into large chunks about 3-4 inches. When the display reads HOT add the pork a few pieces at a time searing on all sides. You may need to work in batches.

When all the meat in the pot season with salt, pepper. Once the pork is seared on all sides, about 2-3 minutes cancel the saute function and pour in the Dr. Pepper. Scrape the bottom of the pot to remove any stuck-on pieces.

Add to the pot the garlic, onions, & brown sugar and mix to combine. Lastly, if you’re using the chilis in adobo sauce spoon the adobo sauce over the top along with 3-4 of the chilis. I don’t recommend mixing the peppers into the pot if you want a mild flavor. The peppers and adobo sauce will give the meat an amazing flavor but most of the peppers need to be removed after cooking to prevent the dish from being too spicy.

 

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Serve Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pork

  • In burritos or tacos
  • Pile it on top of a salad
  • On a sandwich bun
  • Pile it on nachos
  • Use to fill quesadillas

To store or freeze Dr. Pepper Pork

Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight like this container for up to 7 days or freeze in Souper Cubes for up to 3 months.

To reheat frozen cubes, place a cube in a microwave-safe dish covered with a silicone lid and microwave for 4 minutes or until hot.

Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
Yield: 12

Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 31 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 51 minutes

Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork is a crowd favorite recipe made so much simpler using the electric pressure cooker. Put it in tacos, burritos, nachos, or on top of a salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 5-6 lb. pork butt (pork shoulder, picnic roast)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • Chipotle chilies in adobo sauce (optional)
  • 3 cups Dr. Pepper

Instructions

  1. Select the saute function on the Instant pot and add 1-2 Tbsp. of EVOO.
  2. While that's heating up slice the onion thinly and set it aside.
  3. Cut pork butt roast into large chunks about 3-4 inches.
  4. When the display reads HOT add the pork a few pieces at a time searing on all sides, working in batches.
  5. When all the meat in the pot season with salt, pepper.
  6. Once the pork is seared on all sides, about 2-3 minutes cancel the saute function
  7. and pour in the Dr. Pepper.
  8. Scrape the bottom of the pot to remove any stuck-on pieces
  9. Add to the pot the garlic, onions, & brown sugar and mix to combine.
  10. spoon the adobo sauce over the top along with 3-4 of the chilis.

Notes

I don't recommend mixing the peppers into the pot if you want a mild flavor. The peppers and adobo sauce will give the meat an amazing flavor but most of the peppers need to be removed after cooking to prevent the dish from being too spicy.

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 7 days or freeze in Souper Cubes for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information is an estimate.

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