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Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

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Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork serve this up for dinner tonight.  In under one hour, you have Instant pot 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 headfirst 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.

Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

How to Serve Up Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork can be served in over many dishes like:

  1.  Pulled Pork Sandwiches use sweet or spicy BBQ Sauce
  2. Loaded Pulled Pork French Fries
  3. Make a Wrap with Fresh Coleslaw and Spicy BBQ sauce

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What Kind of Pork for  Instant Pot Pulled Pork

What is the best kind of pork for Instant Pot pulled pork you ask? I recommend looking for one that has a nice amount of fat! Hear 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 is available and what they are called.

  • Shoulder Butt
  • Pork Butt
  • Pork Shoulder
  • Boston Butt
  •  Blade Roast
  • Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

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.

Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Sides to Pair with Instant Pot Pulled Pork 

Looking for that perfect side to pair next to your Instant Pot 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.

Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Have you tried making Instant Pot Dr. Pepper pulled pork before? 

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Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

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Dr. Pepper Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 52 minutes

Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork serve this up for dinner tonight.  In under one hour, you have Instant pot pulled pork that is tender, juicy, and jam-packed with flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Dr. Pepper
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 4 Pounds Pork Roast
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbs liquid smoke (optional)
  • 1 tbs onion powder
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tbs salt

Instructions

  1. Cut your pork roast into 4-5 large chunks.
  2. Coat with salt, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  3. Add liquid smoke (optional)
  4. Chop onion and place in the pot.
  5. Place pork in the pot and pour in Dr. Pepper soda.
  6. Add BBQ sauce.
  7. Place pot on Manual High pressure for 50 minutes.
  8. Do a natural release of pressure for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove pork and drain juices.
  10. Shred with a fork and top with more BBQ sauce. Enjoy.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 304Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 527mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 21g

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