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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.
Note: Thank you to Mealthy for providing the Mealthy MultiPot 2.0 that I used for this recipe.
While visiting my sister a couple of months ago, she made pulled porked in her pressure cooker using nothing but a bottle of Dr. Pepper soda pop. I was really surprised at the wonderful sweet-spicy flavor that it created.
So I decided to use the same concept of using soda pop but I don’t usually have much soda on hand. But I did have Ginger Beer for making cocktails so that became the base for this recipe.
Ginger Beer Pulled Pork ingredients
Of course, I couldn’t leave it at just using a can of soda like my sister. I had to add some of my own special touches. I’m happy that I did because it turned out really tasty.
- Pork Shoulder
- Ginger Beer
- Brown Sugar
- Dry Mustard
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
What’s the difference between ginger beer and ginger ale?
First, it’s important to point out that neither ginger beer nor ginger ale is an alcoholic drink. Both are carbonated non-alcoholic drinks that are often used in cocktails.
Ginger ale is actually just ginger-flavored water. While ginger beer is brewed and fermented.
I think ginger beer has a super robust, spicy flavor that is very sweet at the same time. Ginger ale, for me, is smoother and less spicy and sweet.
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I jumped on the pressure cooker bandwagon a couple of years ago when I bought an Instant Pot. And I absolutely fell in love with it. But earlier this year, the Mealthy company asked if I would like to try their new MultiPot 2.0. So I told them I’d give it a try.
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Ginger Beer Pulled Pork
- 2.25 lbs pork shoulder
- 1-1/2 cups ginger beer
- 2 TBS brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 TBS 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.
- Stir together all of the other ingredients 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 shredded each of the big peices using two forks.