Make up some Dr. Pepper Instant Pot Pulled Pork and serve this up for dinner tonight. In under one hour, you have pulled pork that is tender, juicy, and jam-packed with flavor. You will feel like you ordered takeout from your favorite bbq pit stop. Pile on a sandwich or top some fries, and dive head first into this simple Instant Pot pulled pork recipe.
I make this recipe a lot, especially in the spring and summer months. We love bbq, and this recipe is outstanding. It is a recipe that my entire family can agree on, and leftovers are just as good as the first night you serve it up. Dr. Pepper adds a nice flavor to the pork, but it also helps tenderize it, so you have that juicy and tender pork.
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What Kind of Pork for Pulled Pork
What is the best kind of pork for pulled pork you ask? I recommend looking for one that has a nice amount of fat! Here me out, fat is going to help keep your pulled pork tender, moist, and add in a nice amount of flavor. Depending on where you live will depend on what type of roast are available and what they are called.
- Shoulder Butt
- Pork Butt
- Pork Shoulder
- Boston Butt
- Blade Roast
Will Diet Dr. Pepper Work for Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
Diet Dr. Pepper doesn’t seem to work that great in this recipe. It will offer an aftertaste that isn’t very pleasing to the palate. I wish you would get good results with diet but I just haven’t seen that it works out well.
How to Serve Up Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
- Pulled Pork Sandwiches use sweet or spicy BBQ Sauce
- Loaded Pulled Pork French Fries
- Make a Wrap with Fresh Coleslaw and Spicy BBQ sauce.
Sides to Pair with Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
Looking for that perfect side to pair next to your pulled pork? Here are a few of our favorite sides that we enjoy pairing next to it. Feel free to gain inspiration or test out one of these delicious and easy side dishes.
How to Store Leftover Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
Once you have finished your meal, transfer any leftover pulled pork into an airtight container and store in the fridge. Leftovers are just as good as night one and can last up to three days in the fridge.
Can You Freeze Leftover Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
Yes. Take what you won’t eat and allow it to cool down a bit, and then transfer into a freezer bag or airtight container. Freeze for up to two months in the freezer.
When you are ready to serve, thaw, and then reheat in a pan on the stove. You might need to add more sauce to help freshen it up, and then serve as you would like, whether a bun or topped on fries.
I think if you are a fan of bbq and love pulled pork, this recipe will be right up your alley! Let me know what you all think in the comments below.
Have you tried making Instant Pot Dr. Pepper pulled pork before?
- 2 cups Dr. Pepper
- 1 cup BBQ sauce
- 4 Pounds Pork Roast
- 1 onion
- 1 tbs onion powder
- 1 tbs garlic powder
- 1 tbs salt
- Cut your pork roast into 4-5 large chunks.
- Coat with salt, onion powder, and garlic powder.
- Chop onion and place in pot.
- Place pork in the pot and pour in Dr. Pepper soda.
- Add BBQ sauce.
- Place pot on Manual High pressure for 50 minutes.
- Natural release of pressure for 10 minutes.
- Remove pork and drain juices.
- Shred with a fork and top with more BBQ sauce. Enjoy.
- Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 304 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 82mg Sodium: 527mg Carbohydrates: 9g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 5g Protein: 21g