Instant Pot Honey Aleppo Pulled Pork
Delicious honey Aleppo fork-tender pulled pork - great for sandwiches, tacos and casseroles made right in your Instant Pot in under an hour!
3 lbs Pork Shoulder
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 bottle (10 fl oz) Honey Aleppo Holic Marinade (separate and keep out ¼ cup for extra sauce for later).
12 ounces of water (or Root Beer, not diet)
Chop your 3 lb pork shoulder into 3 equally sized pieces. You can leave the string casing on the pork. Pat dry with paper towel (this will get you a better sear).
Rub all sides of pork with salt and pepper. Turn on the Saute Function of your Instant Pot and once the LED reads "HOT" add 2 tablespoons of oil and sear all three pieces of pork on all sides until brown. Remove and set aside.
While Instant Pot is still on Saute function, add 1/4 cup water or 1/4 cup root beer to the pot and deglaze the pan by using a flat wooden spoon to scrape all the seared flavor bits from the bottom of the pot.
Place the steam rack (comes with IP) into the pot and return your pulled pork to the pot. Add in your water or root beer and Honey Aleppo Holic Marinade.
Secure the lid of the Instant Pot, set your vent to "sealing" and using Manual Function set timer to 40 minutes
After timer is complete, allow the pork to Natural Pressure Release for 10-15 minutes. After that, CAREFULLY turn the vent to "vent" to release any remaining pressure.
Remove pork and let sit 5 minutes before shredding with 2 forks. Enjoy on tacos, sandwiches or in casseroles or soups.
Calories 388, Fat 23 grams, Carbs 9 grams, Protein 32 grams, Fiber 0 grams, Sugar 8 grams