The Ultimate Guide to Making the Best BBQ Pulled Pork

Are you craving tender, juicy pulled pork but don’t want to spend hours slow-cooking it? Look no further! With the help of the Ninja Foodi, you can create mouthwatering pulled pork in just under 30 minutes. Whether you want to make pulled pork sandwiches, loaded baked potatoes, nachos, or pasta bakes, this recipe has got you covered.

A simple recipe for tender and crispy BBQ pulled pork that’s seared, pressure cooked, and broiled all in one pot thanks to the Ninja Foodi. Recipe includes instructions for Instant Pot, slow cooker, and other cooking methods.

How to Make Pulled Pork in the Ninja Foodi

Let’s break down the recipe into five simple steps:

  1. Seasoning the pork: Start by seasoning a pork tenderloin with a delicious blend of salt, black pepper, paprika, dry mustard, cumin, and brown sugar (or a sugar-free alternative).
    Pulled pork seasoning for Ninja Foodi pulled pork

  2. Searing the pork: Heat up your Ninja Foodi’s sauté function and sear both sides of the pork tenderloin for about 2 minutes on each side. This will give it a beautiful crust and lock in the flavors.

  3. Pressure cooking: Add a mixture of BBQ sauce and chicken broth to the pot, seal the Foodi, and pressure cook on high for 10-12 minutes. Quick release the pressure once it’s done cooking.

  4. Shredding the pork: Transfer the cooked pork tenderloin to a bowl and let it rest while the remaining liquid thickens. This will make it easier to shred the pork later. Once the sauce thickens, shred the pork using forks or meat claws.

  5. Broiling for crispiness: Mix the shredded pork with some more BBQ sauce and use the broil function of the Ninja Foodi to create crispy pulled pork. Broil for about 10 minutes, or a bit longer if you prefer extra crispiness.

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And voila! You have perfectly cooked and flavorful pulled pork ready to be enjoyed.

Pulled Pork Recipe Modifications

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

How can I double the recipe? If you want to make more pulled pork, simply double the ingredients and adjust the cooking times accordingly. You may need to add a bit more BBQ sauce to accommodate the extra meat.

Can I make this pulled pork in a slow cooker? Absolutely! Sear the pork tenderloin in a skillet before transferring it to a slow cooker with the chicken broth and BBQ sauce. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high for 2-2.5 hours until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

Can I use an Instant Pot? Yes, you can follow the recipe as written. If you have a 6-quart Instant Pot, the cooking times will be very similar to the Ninja Foodi.

How do I make crispy pulled pork without a Ninja Foodi? If you don’t have a Ninja Foodi, you can transfer the shredded pork onto a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Use your oven’s broil function for 3-5 minutes, or longer for extra crispiness.

Does the choice of BBQ sauce matter? Not at all! Feel free to use your favorite BBQ sauce. You can even opt for a sugar-free or low-calorie option if you prefer.

Can I make BBQ pulled chicken using this recipe? Absolutely! Just substitute chicken breasts or thighs in place of the pork tenderloin and follow the same cooking instructions. Adjust the cooking time as needed for chicken.

Now that you have a variety of serving suggestions, including pulled pork nachos, cast iron pulled pork pizza, and pulled pork breakfast casserole, the possibilities are endless!

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So why wait? Get your Ninja Foodi ready and start cooking up some incredible BBQ pulled pork that will leave your taste buds begging for more! Check out Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ for more delicious recipes and cooking inspiration.