Balanced & Healthy Pulled Pork Bowl – Instant Pot

Pulled PorkTry out this Instant Pot Pulled Pork Bowl. It makes 10 servings and with brown rice and coleslaw is well-balanced from a macronutrient perspective.

BTW, one serving size equals 1 cup of brown rice, 5 ounces of pulled pork and 1/4 cup of coleslaw!

1 Tablespoon Packed Brown Sugar
2 Teaspoons Paprika
2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
2 Teaspoons Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Cumin
1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne, Optional
3 Pound Boneless Pork Loin Roast, Cut into 3-4 inch cubes
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Cup Barbecue Sauce
1 1/4 Cup Chicken or Beef Broth
1 Teaspoon Hot Pepper Sauce, Optional

10 cups of cooked brown rice
2 1/2 cups of cole slaw (store brand is fine)

In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, cumin, and cayenne.
Season the cubed pork with the spice mixture and set aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together the apple cider vinegar, barbecue sauce, the hot pepper sauce if using, and one cup of the broth.

Turn your instant pot to the saute setting. Add the olive oil and allow it to get hot.
Add half of the cubed pork to the hot oil and saute for 5 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Remove the browned pork to a plate and repeat with the remaining half of the cubed pork.
Turn the instant pot off. Use the remaining 1/4 cup of beef broth and a wooden spoon to deglaze (scrape the brown bits) from the bottom of the pot.

Add all of the meat along with the barbecue sauce mixture to the instant pot.
Close the lid and set to sealing.
Cook on manual high pressure (70 to 80 psi) for 40 minutes. Once the cooking time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release.

Remove the meat from the instant pot and shred. Stir back in with the remaining juices and serve with 1 cup of cooked brown rice and 1/4 of cole slaw!

Pulled Pork Bowl

One serving contains 1 cup of brown rice, 5 oz of pulled pork and 1/4 cup of cole slaw

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