This AIP Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork recipe is a true delight. It can also be made in a Crockpot for the most tender, flavorful and delicious pulled pork that’s completely gluten free, night-shade free and refined sugar free.
- 2 – 2.5 lb pork shoulder sliced into 3–4 pieces
- 2 tsp coarse sea salt
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 yellow onion, roughly chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 TBSP honey
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic power
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 TBSP unsulphered blackstrap molasses
- 2 TBSP coconut aminos
- Cut the pork shoulder into 3-4 pieces and sprinkle with 2 tsp sea salt.
- Set your Instant Pot to sauté mode and add 2 TBSP olive oil. Sear the pieces of pork in the oil, approximately 1.5 minutes per side.
- Add water, onions and garlic to pot and place lid on the Instant Pot.
- Cook on high pressure for 45 minutes.*
- Once the pork is done, quick-release the pressure by pressing/turning the valve to “venting”
- Once the pressure is released, remove the lid.
- Meat will be incredibly tender. Transfer to a large bowl and shred pork using two forks.
- Return the Instant Pot to the sauté function to make the bbq sauce.* *Add honey, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, molasses and coconut aminos and allow the sauce to reduce to desired consistency.
- Taste and adjust for salt accordingly.
- Turn Instant Pot off and add pork back into the pot, stirring to combine with the sauce.
- Serve hot.
*If using a crockpot or Instant Pot, cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 5 hours or until the pork shreds easily. Proceed as directed from step 7.
**If your slow cooker doesn’t have a sauté function, transfer the pork juices to a pot on the stovetop and bring to a simmer, before adding the sauce ingredients. Allow to boil until it reduces to desired consistency.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Category: Mains
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