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How about some of this Hawaiian pulled pork for Super Sunday?
Instant Pot Does Pulled Pork Quickly
Pulled pork is a really popular lately. Years ago, it was a long process either in the oven or slow cooker.
It was always quicker and easier to make in the pressure cooker, since it takes much less time. However, years ago, your only pressure cooker choice was a stovetop model. There’s lots of old wives tales about these pots. I’ve used stovetop models without any issues for years, but with the advent of electronic models, the process is a lot easier.
Pork butts usually take about 90 minutes in a pressure cooker so keeping a watch on a stovetop model is pretty tedious (you have to adjust the heat lots of times). The electronic models you can set and forget and that’s a great improvement.
Pulled Pork Goes Hawaiian
The regular way to flavor this is pretty good in itself, but how about changing things up a bit?
Pork goes with anything Asian or Polynesian like these pineapple glazed ribs so why not go Hawaiian with a nice pineapple-based sauce. If you’re into themed dinners for family fun, make it a luau night and serve this.
Something else that’s worth mentioning here is you can save yourself cleaning up extra pots because you can use your Instant Pot’s saute function to reduce the sauce. When the pork is done, remove it, drain off the water and wipe the pot dry. Then you’re ready to go with the sauce.
You’ll have to let the pork butt sit a while before you start shredding it because it will be super hot.
You can shred with two forks but I’ve found the most efficient way is to cut off sections and shred with my hands (clean of course!). When you do this by hand, you can pull out any fat or connective tissue that you might miss with the fork method.
Just a hint but you might want to double the sauce recipe so there’s extra for dipping or if the family likes the meat extra drippy.
Hawaiian Pulled Pork
- 4-5 lb pork butt
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 12 oz pineapple juice
- 1 tbs soy sauce
- 2 large cloves garlic finely minced
- 2 tbs ketchup
- 1 tbs grated ginger
- 1 tbs hoisin sauce
- 2 tbs honey
- 2 tbs brown sugar
- Place roast in Instant Pot. Add the water, soy sauce and garlic. Set pot for high pressure and cook for 90 minutes. Let pressure drop naturally. Pork should easily shred. If not, then cook an additional 10 minutes at high pressure. Discard liquid in the pot.
- Shred pork and set aside.
- Add the sauce ingredients to the Instant Pot and set on "Saute" at medium heat. Cook until
- the sauce becomes slightly syrupy--about 5 minutes.
- Add the shredded pork back to the pot to heat through.