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Pressure Cooker Ginger Beer Pulled Pork is easy, convenient, quick, and delicious. It’s moist and has a sweet and subtle ginger taste from the ginger beer.
While visiting my sister, she made pulled pork in her pressure cooker using nothing but a bottle of Dr. Pepper soft drink. I was really surprised at the wonderful sweet-spicy flavor that it created.
I decided to use the same concept of using a soft drink, but bu the only thing I had on hand was ginger beer. And it really turned out flavorful.
Ginger Beer Pulled Pork Ingredients
- Pork Shoulder – Other names for pork shoulder are pork butt or Boston butt.
- Ginger Beer – You can buy ginger beer in most grocery stores.
- Brown Sugar – I use light brown sugar for this recipe.
- Dry Mustard – Find this in the spice section of the grocery store.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt and Black Pepper
Frequently Asked Questions
Ginger beer is a non-alcoholic carbonated soda product. It is not beer or any type of beer.
Ginger beer originates from Jamaica and although it’s not alcoholic, it’s made through a fermentation process.
Ginger ale is actually just ginger-flavored water, while ginger beer is brewed and fermented. I find that ginger beer has a super robust, spicy flavor that is a bit sweet at the same time. Ginger ale, for me, is smoother and much sweeter.
Yes, an Instant Pot is a brand of pressure cooker. I have an Instant Pot pressure cooker and a “Mealthy” brand pressure cooker.
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Ginger Beer Pulled Pork
- 2.25 lbs. pork shoulder
- 1-1/2 cups ginger beer
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Preheat pressure cooker on Saute for 3-5 minutes.
- Cut the pork shoulder into 6-8 pieces.
- When the Saute function is hot, add the olive oil to the inner pot of the pressure cooker.
- Sear each piece of the pork shoulder on all sides until it’s very brown. You are looking for a deep sear which will add to the flavor. Each side can take up to 5 minutes and you may need to work in batches.
- Once the pork is seared, add all of the pieces to the pressure cooker.
- Mix all of the other ingredients into a small bowl and pour them over the pork in the pressure cooker.
- Set the pressure cooker on high and cook for 50 minutes.
- Let it self release once the cooking time is over.
- Remove the pork pieces from the pressure cooker and shred each of the big pieces using two forks.