Instant Pot Teriyaki Pulled Pork is a quick and easy meal to make, especially with an Instant Pot. The best part about this recipe is that it has minimal ingredients, making it perfect for those on the go!
The Instant Pot is great for busy people like me. I don’t have to wait around all day waiting for my food to cook. Plus, it saves energy because it cooks everything up in one pot! All you need are your favorite ingredients and an Instant Pot, then you can make this easy teriyaki pulled pork recipe in less than an hour.
This recipe will show you how to make the perfect pot of delicious, tender meat without any fuss or mess no matter what time of day!
If you are looking for some easy Instant Pot Recipes, some of my favorite recipes for beginners, are: INSTANT POT SALSA CHICKEN, INSTANT POT PUMPKIN BUTTER, INSTANT POT COPYCAT PANERA’S BROCCOLI AND CHEDDAR SOUP, and INSTANT POT LEMON CURD.
What Is Pulled Pork?
Pulled Pork is a popular dish that can be made with pork shoulder, butt, or loin. The meat is cooked for hours in liquid (most commonly vinegar). Once the meat has been fully cooked it’s pulled apart and served on buns with coleslaw and other toppings like barbecue sauce. Pulled Pork sandwiches are often served at cookouts or parties where they’re typically enjoyed as finger food.
Pulled pork is a popular dish in the Southern United States. It consists of pulled and shredded meat from a pig that has been slow cooked with barbecue sauce or other flavorings. This dish can be served on its own, but it’s also often used as an ingredient in sandwiches and tacos. The term “pulled” refers to the process of removing some or all of the cooked meat from the bone, while leaving some attached. Pulled pork is sometimes called “Carolina style” BBQ because it was first made famous by chefs who lived in North Carolina around 2000 years ago!
WHAT IS THE BEST CUT OF PORK FOR PULLED PORK?
Pulled pork is a dish that was originally created in North Carolina and has since become one of the most popular dishes to make for large gatherings. The debate over what cut of meat to use can be quite heated, but here are my suggestgions!
The best cut of pork for pulled pork is the Boston butt. It has a good fat content to keep it moist and tender, so it’s perfect for smoking, presssure cooking, or even slow cooking. What are your favorite ways to cook up this tasty meat?
Ingredients Needed For Instant Pot Teriyaki Pulled Pork
- Pork Butt or Shoulder
- Olive Oil
- Red Onion
- Teriyaki Salt
- Black Pepper
How To Make Instant Pot Teriyaki Pulled Pork
In your Instant Pot, add the oil. Press the saute button. Wait for the oil to heat up, and then add the pork. Brown on all sides, about 2-4 minutes per side.
Then add the rest of the ingredients, coating the pork. Add your lid, and ensure it’s on sealing for the vent setting. Press the Meat/Stew button and set it for 50 minutes. Let it naturally release when the time is up. Open your lid (remember it’s hot) and mix well. Transfer to a cutting board and shred the meat!
Instant Pot Pulled Pork Recipe Tips:
- This is a great recipe, this will also work in the Ninja Foodi and other Pressure Cookers. The cooking time will remain the same.
- Browning the meat before pressure cooking, really adds another level of flavor to the recipe.
- You can use either a dry rub or BBQ sauce, either will work. But remember that it will be the predominant taste for the dish, so choose something you love.
How To Serve Pulled Pork:
It’s summertime, and your BBQ is in full swing. You’re cooking up some pulled pork for the masses. It’s a great dish to serve because it goes well with just about everything – hamburgers, hot dogs, buns – you name it! Pulled Pork is always a crowd-pleaser that everyone enjoys.
Here are some tips on how to serve it
Sandwich: The most popular way, toast your bread in the Air Fryer or the oven before serving.
Coleslaw: The traditional method of serving includes a scoop of coleslaw on top.
Salad: Add the cooked Instant Pot Teriyaki Pulled Pork on top of a salad, which will add a lot of protein.
How To Store Leftover Instant Pot Pulled Pork:
Do you love the flavor of pulled pork but not always have time to cook it? Try making a batch in your Instant Pot. What’s great about this recipe is that you can save any leftovers for later, and there are many ways to store them.
The simplest option for storing your Instant Pot pulled pork is an airtight container. This lasts for about 3 to 4 days.
How To Freeze Instant Pot Pulled Pork:
Freezing pull pork is a great idea. This is a great Instant Pot Freezer Meal. Let it cool to room temperature, and then place it into a freezer bag. It will last for about two months in the freezer.
Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat in either the microwave or a small skillet.
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Instant Pot Teriyaki Pulled Pork
- 1 1/2 pounds pork shoulder, or Boston Butt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup red onions, cut into rings
- 2 cups teriyaki sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- In your Instant Pot, add the oil. Press the saute button.
- Wait for the oil to heat up, and then add the pork. Brown on all sides, about 2-4 minutes per side.
- Then add the rest of the ingredients, coating the pork.
- Add your lid, and make sure it’s on sealing for the vent setting.
- Press the Meat/Stew button and set it for 50 minutes.
- Let it naturally release when the time is up.
- Open your lid (remember it’s hot) and mix well
- Shred the meat with forks or tongs.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
- Instant Pot, or Ninja Foodi, or another pressure cooker