When I don't have all day to slow cook pulled pork, I'll pull out my whizz bang pressure cooker. Pressure cooker pulled pork is just as tender and delicious as slow cooked, but ready in under two hours. We're going to punch up the flavor in this recipe by reducing the pan juices and adding in one special ingredient. Let's take a look!
THIS PRESSURE COOKER PULLED PORK RECIPE IS: GLUTEN FREE, PALEO, LOW CARB AND FANTASTICALLY TENDER.
ONE TASTY PRESSURE COOKER PULLED PORK RECIPE.
Sometimes I forget about my pressure cooker. It doesn't live in my kitchen simply because space is at a premium. My pressure cooker lives in a bank of cabinets at the top of our stairs. You know the saying "out of sight, out of mind." Well, it applies really well to my pressure cooker. Recently, however, I had a bone-in pork shoulder in my refrigerator that needed to be cooked. My days were really booked and there was just no way for me to use my easy slow cooked pulled pork recipe.
I thought about chopping up the shoulder into cubes to reduce the cooking time, but with the bone that would have been a complete pain. Then I remembered the pressure cooker and brought it down. Instead of cubing the shoulder, I quartered it. This was done for a couple reasons: first, so it would fit into the pressure cooker and also so I could brown the shoulder really well to increase the flavor profile. Let me tell you, when we are done with this pressure cooker pulled pork, you're going to love it.
PULLED PORK IN THE PRESSURE COOKER
There are a lot of ways to prepare pulled pork. I love smoking it over applewood all day. My family loves the Southwestern flavors I add to my oven slow cooked pulled pork. For parties, I'll make some slow cooker pulled pork with lots of garlic and cumin. When I'm in a hurry or simply remember that I have a pressure cooker, then I find that pressure cooking is a great method.
At one point, I wasn't a fan of the pressure cooker for any recipe. I think that it stems back to my first exposure to a pressure cooker. My mother-in-law has this tank of a pressure cooker that spits steam everywhere and looks like it is about to blow up at any minute. Yikes. Nothing could be worth the risk... right?
Well, a pressure cooker is a very versatile tool to have in the kitchen. So, I researched a bunch and ended up buying my own, modernized, tank. I picked up a huge Fagor pressure cooker that we used heavily in our commercial kitchen. When time is always pressing, it is very helpful for breaking down tough cuts quickly. The perfect tool for making pulled pork. As a side note, it is also wonderful for canning and making quick stocks.
QUICK COOKING TIP: Feel free to change or update this recipe, but be careful when adding in "high flavor" ingredients. The pressure cooker tends to concentrate and/or accentuate these ingredients. For example, if you were to add in a craft brewed IPA (if you aren't gluten free, this might be an option), but the resulting flavor will be really, really bad. The same goes for adding in different vinegars... it is best to add them in after the pressure cooker has worked its magic. The beauty of pressure cooker pulled pork is just how much of the reduced pan juice it will absorb.
Let's get into the meat of this pressure cooker pulled pork recipe.
Final thoughts on the pressure cooker pulled pork recipe:
I love that this recipe is comparably so fast to make. Under two hours when full pork shoulder in the oven is at least six. The results are outstanding and you're going to have enough pulled pork to use in a ton of different recipes. Here are a couple that you might want to try out:
Healthy Pulled Pork Soup: Delicious with kale, zucchini and homemade stock.
Pulled Pork Tacos: Spiced up with a homemade chipotle sauce!
Low Carb Chicken Fajitas: Just replace the chicken with the pulled pork.
Hopefully you'll give this pressure cooker pulled pork recipe a try soon. It won't disappoint.
[…] you don’t have six hours to hang around while this huge shoulder cooks, take a look at how to cook pulled pork in the pressure cooker. Pressure cooker pulled pork is tender, juicy and […]
[…] 4 Cups Cooked Pulled Pork (here's my easy pulled pork recipe or use this faster Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe) […]
[…] GET THE RECIPE […]
This looks good, and I can only imagine how tender and juicy that pork is. My daughter gave us a pressure cooker for Christmas, still have to use it. This may be the start of something good. I never heard anyone using ghee before in a dish like this, but that would be soo soo good. Thanks for sharing your recipe. The pressures on! I am thinking now pork belly hmmmmmmm.................
Oh man, I am about to get some pork belly on this weekend. What a great suggestion. I have a recipe for slow poached pork belly in duck fat that literally melts in your mouth. I made it for the opening night of our cooking school. Just need to figure out a bread alternative now that gluten isn't around anymore.
Hopefully you get that pressure cooker up and running- what brand is it? They usually come with a couple recipes to get started with... Fagor has a full cookbook that I've recommended to people in the past. Not sure of the link anymore- will check it out if you're interested.
Thanks for reading- have a great day-
Hi Scott, Love this pulled pork recipe.
For a bread alternative I've been making these great almond flour waffles! Topped with an egg, or bacon and avocado, or anything else it satisfies my psychological craving for bread.
2 cups almond flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup heavy cream (or mix of cream and almond milk)
1 Tablespoon sugar sub. (optional)
Sift dry ingredients together, combine wet ingredients and add to dry. 1/3c makes about a 6x6" waffle.
Thank you for sharing this recipe. I've put it on my list.
[…] Gnar Gnar and Garlic are my absolute favorites. Try the Gnar Gnar on a sandwich or in a salad with pressure cooker pulled pork or shredded beef. Think about adding it as a topping to tacos too. […]
[…] Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork [I’d Rather be a […]
[…] Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork Healthy Pulled Pork Soup Pulled Pork Tacos (They’re Awesome!) Fajita Nachos With Pulled Pork 15 Recipe Ideas for Pulled Pork Leftovers […]
This made a TON of pulled pork. Tender and delicious, but almost too much. Next time I will cut the recipe in half. We have a full freezer of pulled pork though!
We always have pulled pork in our freezer. It's never enough because I use it for so many recipes. My family adores it.
Thank you and have an excellent day!
[…] for a quick Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork recipe? You go […]
[…] Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork […]
I just finished making this pulled pork in my "tank of a pressure cooker" and it turned out "deliciously", as usual. I'm serving it to the rest of your family tonight. BTW, they are still making this exact same model pressure cooker in France, as you may have noticed during your year there...... 🙂
Awesome- I know the kids loved it too!!
I just started a low-carb (and probably eventually keto) way of eating two days ago and was browsing recipes for tomorrow night's dinner when I came across this one. I bought a 6-quart Instant Pot Ultra last week and am wondering if an 8 lb. pork shoulder will be too big. Do you think I should cut the recipe in half? I appreciate your advice and your recipes look....YUM!!!
I made it in my ip lux 6 quart instant pot & it fit. I’m low carb as well & I LOVE pulled pork with some good slaw. Delicious recipe.
First, congrats on going low carb - I LOVE IT! Second, I’m not 100% sure as I don’t have an Instant Pot. I know- I might be the last person to not have one. But, unfortunately, without one it is really hard to answer your question. I’ll ask around to see what I can find!
Have a fantastic day in the kitchen!
I tried to like the IP, however, it could not replicate the ckn/beef stock that my 'real' pressure cooker makes; I sent it back to Amazon.
For my aforementioned stocks, I run it for 4-hours.
I use ' miss Vickie's big book of PC recipes'.
I made this tonight. I marinated in MOJO and it was incredible. Tossed half in bbq sauce and it was gone ! Wy better then my usual crock pot recipe. Thank you so much
Always great to see food making people happy. Thank you for writing.
Have a great day in the kitchen!
Crossing my fingers, I'm going to use my Emeril Legasse Pressure Cooker/ Air Fryer tomorrow. I have a 10+ lb Pork Butt . If anyone can help this new "home chef", I'd welcome ANY advice! Blessings to y'all m.
This was awesome. Had this for 4th of July. Had 7people over followed the directions and the recipe minus the vinegar because I forgot. It turned out awesome. Added my own BBQ sauce. Great
Smack dab in the middle of this ppork recipe...glad i found it! Using an 8qt gramma's mirro,heavy alyminum. Have cooked many 5-6 pounders in it, but, evidently,was doin it wrong! I used the whole qt of stock,came out no flavor!! Washed away the flavor,im sure. Cant wait! Ill let ya know!!