Instant Pot Balsamic & Brown Sugar Pulled Pork
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
This is pulled pork heaven right here. Better than my favorite BBQ joint. I think it’s the sweet and tangy.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) pork roast
  • 1/2 - cup(s) hot water
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 - cup(s) brown sugar
  • 2 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 - cup(s) balsamic vinegar
  • Side: - fruit**
  • Side: - potato chips**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, minced onion, garlic powder and balsamic vinegar.
  2. Place the pork roast into the electric pressure cooker insert with the hot water. and season with salt and pepper. Pour the sauce on and around the pork.
  3. Steam valve: Sealing.
  4. Cook on: Manual/High for 15 minutes.
  5. Release: Natural or Quick.
  6. Once finished cooking, shred the pork with 2 forks and mix into the sauce. Strain before serving.
  7. Prepare fruit.
  8. Serve Instant Pot Balsamic & Brown Sugar Pulled Pork with chips and fruit.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

    To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie in a round bowl/dish, add the following ingredients:

    • 2 lb. pork roast
    • Salt and pepper
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 2 Tbsp minced onion
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

    Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

    Freeze & Thaw Instructions

    Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before adding contents of bag plus water to electric pressure cooker insert. Pressure cook as directed.

    Special notes

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    Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or mostly frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance.

    Dairy-Free Modifications

    Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

    Gluten-Free Modifications

    Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

    Printable Label Recipe Title

    Instant Pot Balsamic & Brown Sugar Pulled Pork

    Printable Label Instructions

    Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release. Once cooked, shred the pork with 2 forks into the sauce.
    Serve with fruit and chips.