Get ready to experience pulled pork unlike you’ve ever experienced before. This Instant Pot Dr Pepper pulled pork recipe is packed full of flavor.
You’ll enjoy a flavor burst of seasoned pulled pork with every bite.
You can serve this over your favorite bun or rice. It’s an excellent main course meal or appetizer when served on finger rolls. Your whole family will be begging to eat this every night of the week.
Can you put Dr. Pepper in instant pot?
Yes, you can put Dr. Pepper in the Instant Pot. For this recipe, you’ll pour Dr. Pepper over your pulled pork to add an extra flavor to the pulled pork recipe.
Can a pork loin be used for pulled pork?
You can use pork loin or a pork shoulder for your instant pot pulled pork recipe. Either cut of pork will work great to shred up for your pulled pork sandwiches.
Can I put frozen meat in instant pot?
Yes, you can put frozen meat in the Instant Pot but it’s not recommended for larger cuts of meat. It will take your instant pot longer to get up to temperature, thus creating a longer cook time if you opt to use frozen meat.
Some people like to use the Instant Pot to thaw meat, but I wouldn’t suggest using a frozen pork loin or pork shoulder to make this Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork. Allow your pork meat to fully thaw before starting this recipe.
How long should Pulled pork rest?
Pulled pork should rest for about 15 to 20 minutes. This allows your meat plenty of time to get to the perfect internal temperature for shredding.
You’ll want to cut your pork roast into smaller pieces for this recipe. It will allow the seasoning to get into every piece of your pork so that you can enjoy the flavorful seasonings with every bite of your pulled pork sandwich.
What would you serve with pulled pork?
This versatile dish is good with a number of sides. You can serve your Instant Pot Dr. Pepper pulled pork with:
- Instant Pot Deviled Eggs
- Instant Pot Baked Beans
- Mexican-Inspired Cornbread
- Cole Slaw
- Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- Instant Pot Green Beans
- Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Salad
There are so many sides that families enjoy with their Instant Pot Pulled Pork recipe. I’ve shared a few ideas above to get your creative mind flowing to plan this as a full course meal with your family.
How can I eat pulled pork without bread?
If you want to enjoy your Instant Pot Pulled Pork without bread, that’s fine. You can easily put your Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork on tacos, mashed potatoes, in a wrap with hummus, or in a tortilla shell.
How long does pulled pork last in the fridge?
You can store the leftover Instant Pot Pulled Pork pulled pork in your refrigerator for 3-4 days. Be sure to let your pulled pork cool down before placing it in an airtight container.
Store covered in your refrigerator and reheat in the microwave or your Instant Pot another day.
Can you freeze leftover pulled pork?
If you plan to use this Instant Pot Pulled Pork recipe as part of your meal planning for the week, then you may be wondering if you can freeze leftover pulled pork.
The simple answer is yes. You can freeze this instant pot pulled pork for later use.
Grab a freezer-safe container or plastic bag and put your Instant Pot Dr Pepper Pulled Pork leftovers in. Make sure the bag or container is sealed tight and freeze for up approximately 6-8 months. I love these reusable glass freezer containers.
How do I make Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork?
Gather up the list of ingredients below, your Instant Pot, and print my recipe card for the step by step instructions to make Instant Pot Pulled Pork for your next meal.
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- • 1 tablespoon olive oil
- • 5-pound pork butt
- • 12 ounces Dr. Pepper
- • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, divided
- • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- • 1 teaspoon chili powder
- • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
1. Turn the pressure cooker onto saute mode. Add olive oil and then sear pork on all sides. Turn off the saute mode.
2. Add in Dr. Pepper and half of the syrup. Add half the seasonings.
3. Put the lid on the pressure cooker and set for a manual pressure cooking time of 60 minutes.
4. Allow for a complete natural pressure release.
5. Remove meat from the pressure cooker and shred using two forks on a cutting board.
6. Drain all but 1 cup of the cooking liquid from the inner pot, and then return the shredded pork to the instant pot.
7. Add the remaining ½ of the maple syrup and seasonings, and the liquid smoke. Add additional seasonings if desired.
8. Saute for 3-5 minutes while stirring to combine flavors.
9. Serve in a variety of ways: buns, tacos, sliders, salad, etc.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 568 Total Fat: 37g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 20g Cholesterol: 163mg Sodium: 138mg Carbohydrates: 13g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 8g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 44g