Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Recipe

Are you looking for the perfect dish to impress your friends on game day? Look no further than this mouthwatering and spicy Instant Pot Dr Pepper pulled pork! This recipe will have your guests begging for more. Say goodbye to slow cookers and hello to the convenience of your pressure cooker. With this recipe, you’ll be ready to serve up some delicious pulled pork in no time!

Dr Pepper pulled pork sandwich topped with Southern style coleslaw and a side of crispy oven fries

Fall Means Football and Flavor

Fall Saturdays mean one thing: college football is back! And what better way to celebrate than with your favorite game day foods? While I love my collection of hot and cheesy dips, buffalo wings, and bacon-wrapped pickles, sometimes you want to offer something more substantial.

That’s where this Instant Pot Dr Pepper pulled pork comes in. It’s tender, juicy, and oh-so-delicious. Plus, it can be made in a fraction of the time it takes in a slow cooker.

Game Day Prep Made Easy

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s talk about where game day prep begins – Kroger! At Kroger, you can find everything you need for your college football party, including all the ingredients for this amazing Dr Pepper pulled pork recipe.

And now, shopping at Kroger is even easier with Google Assistant. You can add, delete, and modify items on your shopping list using voice commands with your Google device. Simply say, “Hey Google, add Dr Pepper to my Kroger shopping list.” It’s that easy!

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Pulled pork instant pot Dr Pepper and spices ordered via Google Assistant

Ingredients For BBQ Pulled Pork With Dr Pepper

To make this mouthwatering Dr Pepper BBQ pulled pork, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 5-6 lbs. pork butt roast (aka pork shoulder)
  • Large white onion
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Dry ground mustard
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • Your favorite BBQ sauce(s)

If you’re planning to make pulled pork sandwiches, don’t forget to grab some brioche buns from the bakery section at Kroger. A toasted bun spread with butter, piled high with spicy Dr Pepper pulled pork, drizzled with BBQ sauce, and topped with a scoop of Southern-style coleslaw. It’s the perfect game day sandwich!

Dr Pepper pulled pork instant pot ingredients

Let’s Get Cooking!

Now that you have all the ingredients, it’s time to make this incredible pulled pork with Dr Pepper in your pressure cooker. Start by cutting the onion into wedges and placing them in the bottom of your pressure cooker insert. They’ll add flavor and act as a trivet for the pork roast.

Next, cut the pork roast into pieces and rub them with a mixture of dry ground mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Place the pork on top of the onion wedges and pour a can of Dr Pepper and apple cider vinegar into the pot.

Dr Pepper pulled pork recipe drizzled with BBQ sauce

Perfectly Cooked Pork in No Time

The cooking time for your pork roast will depend on its weight. As a general rule, cook it for 18 minutes per pound of meat at high pressure. For example, a 6-pound pork shoulder would require a cooking time of 1 hour and 48 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally when the timer goes off.

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Dr Pepper pulled pork in instant pot drizzled with BBQ sauce

The Finishing Touches

Once the cooking is complete, remove the pork chunks from the pot and shred them with two forks. You can choose to mix the onions with the meat or discard them, according to your preference.

For a little extra flavor, pour the juices into a fat separator. Then, add about a cup of the juices back to the shredded meat. You want it to be juicy, but not too soupy.

Spicy Dr Pepper pulled pork topped with Southern style coleslaw and served with crispy oven fries

Serve and Enjoy

When it’s time to serve this delectable Dr Pepper Barbecue pulled pork, set your Instant Pot to “Keep Warm” and place the shredded pork back into the pot. Have buns and a variety of BBQ sauces ready for your guests to build their own sandwiches.

If you’re making this dish for dinner, consider adding a bowl of old-fashioned Southern coleslaw and a sheet pan of crispy oven fries to complete the meal. Serve it all up with a cold can of Dr Pepper, and you’ve got yourself a family favorite meal.

Dr Pepper BBQ pulled pork with oven fries

Stock up on all your tailgating essentials, including Dr Pepper, at Kroger. Don’t forget to grab some paper plates and napkins because things might get a little messy, but that’s part of the fun!

Are you ready to impress your friends with this incredible Instant Pot Dr Pepper pulled pork recipe? Get cooking and enjoy the game day festivities!

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