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Instant Pot® Pulled BBQ Pork Sliders

Instant Pot® Pulled BBQ Pork Sliders are sweet, tangy, and perfect for year round dinners! Top with red cabbage slaw for an extra burst of flavor!

Instant Pot® Pulled BBQ Pork Sliders are sweet, tangy, and perfect for year round dinners! Top with red cabbage slaw for an extra burst of flavor!

Instant Pot® Pulled BBQ Pork Sliders

One of my favorite cuts of meat to pick up from the grocery store is a pork roast. I love to find them on sale because I can often create at least two meals from one dish. One of my guys’ favorite meals I make with the roast is pulled pork sliders. The flavor can change up a lot depending on what type of BBQ sauce you use. Our family prefers a little sweet and tangy or a sweet heat.

To save on time, make your roast ahead of time and shred. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to reheat.

So, why sliders? Because sliders are cute and fun! Plus when you have smaller kids at home (or little hands like mine), they’re easier to get ahold of. These are perfect for cookouts and BBQs during the spring and summer.

What can I serve with these sliders?

Anything you want! Make it easy by serving with your favorite potato chips. Or choose one of the following recipes to pair them with:

Instant Pot® Pulled BBQ Pork Sliders are sweet, tangy, and perfect for year round dinners! Top with red cabbage slaw for an extra burst of flavor!

Ingredients & Tools for Pulled BBQ Pork Sliders:

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Pork shoulder roast
  • Garlic powder
  • Sea salt & black pepper
  • Red onion
  • Shallot
  • Chicken Broth
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • BBQ sauce
  • Slider buns
  • Red cabbage
  • Mayonnaise
  • Ground cumin
  • Instant Pot®
Instant Pot® Pulled BBQ Pork Sliders are sweet, tangy, and perfect for year round dinners! Top with red cabbage slaw for an extra burst of flavor!

How to Make Instant Pot® Pulled BBQ Pork Sliders:

Press the “Sauté” button on the Instant Pot®. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and half the pork shoulder and season with one-half teaspoon garlic powder, plus salt and black pepper, to taste. Sear until pork is browned on all sides, approximately 1-2 minutes per side, before transferring to a large, rimmed plate. Set aside.

Repeat Step #2 with another tablespoon olive oil and the remaining pork and garlic powder. Season with additional salt and black pepper, as desired. Once seared, transfer to the rimmed plate with the rest of the pork and set aside.

Add remaining olive oil, plus the red onion and shallot. Cook, stirring frequently, until soft, approximately 3-4 minutes.

Deglaze Instant Pot® by adding the chicken broth and gently scraping the bottom of the container with a plastic spatula to loosen any browned bits. Pour in the apple cider vinegar and three-quarter cups BBQ sauce. Return the seared pork and its juices to the unit and cover, locking the lid into place.

Set the pressure valve to “sealing” and select the “Manual” option on the highest setting. Adjust cook time to 50 minutes.

While the pork is cooking, prepare the cabbage slaw by adding the cabbage to a large bowl. Mix the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, ground cumin, and garlic powder in a smaller bowl before adding to the larger bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss to combine. Set aside.

When cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and then do a quick release for any remaining pressure.

Carefully remove lid and shred the pork with two forks. Allow the shredded pork to sit in the warm liquid for 5 minutes to soak up more flavor before serving, if desired.

To serve, transfer the shredded pork with tongs to a large bowl and toss with remaining BBQ sauce. To serve, divide the shredded pork between the toasted slider buns and top with some of the cabbage slaw. Enjoy!

Instant Pot® Pulled BBQ Pork Sliders are sweet, tangy, and perfect for year round dinners! Top with red cabbage slaw for an extra burst of flavor!
Instant Pot® Pulled BBQ Pork Sliders

Instant Pot® Pulled BBQ Pork Sliders

Yield: 12-15 Sliders
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Instant Pot® Pulled BBQ Pork Sliders are sweet, tangy, and perfect for year round dinners! Top with red cabbage slaw for an extra burst of flavor!

Ingredients

Pulled Pork Ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3 lbs. pork shoulder roast, trimmed and cut into 4-6 chunks
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ½ medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 medium shallot, chopped
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup prepared BBQ sauce, divided
  • Slider buns, toasted 

Cabbage Slaw:

  • 3 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1½ Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

Press the “Sauté” button on the Instant Pot®. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and half the pork shoulder and season with one-half teaspoon garlic powder, plus salt and black pepper, to taste. Sear until pork is browned on all sides, approximately 1-2 minutes per side, before transferring to a large, rimmed plate. Set aside.

Repeat Step #2 with another tablespoon olive oil and the remaining pork and garlic powder. Season with additional salt and black pepper, as desired. Once seared, transfer to the rimmed plate with the rest of the pork and set aside.

Add remaining olive oil, plus the red onion and shallot. Cook, stirring frequently, until soft, approximately 3-4 minutes.

Deglaze Instant Pot® by adding the chicken broth and gently scraping the bottom of the container with a plastic spatula to loosen any browned bits. Pour in the apple cider vinegar and three-quarter cups BBQ sauce. Return the seared pork and its juices to the unit and cover, locking the lid into place.

Set the pressure valve to “sealing” and select the “Manual” option on the highest setting. Adjust cook time to 50 minutes.

While the pork is cooking, prepare the cabbage slaw by adding the cabbage to a large bowl. Mix the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, ground cumin, and garlic powder in a smaller bowl before adding to the larger bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss to combine. Set aside.

When cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and then do a quick release for any remaining pressure.

Carefully remove lid and shred the pork with two forks. Allow the shredded pork to sit in the warm liquid for 5 minutes to soak up more flavor before serving, if desired.

To serve, transfer the shredded pork with tongs to a large bowl and toss with remaining BBQ sauce. To serve, divide the shredded pork between the toasted slider buns and top with some of the cabbage slaw. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 367Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 352mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 22g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 5/8/2021

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Instant Pot® Pulled BBQ Pork Sliders are sweet, tangy, and perfect for year round dinners! Top with red cabbage slaw for an extra burst of flavor!

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