I love kitchen tools. I have too many of them but I can’t resist them. This is why I sometimes refer to my garage as my personal Sur La Table.
Nowadays, I look for kitchen tools that can do multiple tasks. One tool that I didn’t have yet in my garage was a pressure cooker. I’ve had my eye on a particular one because it boasts of having 7 functions in one pot. It’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, saute/browning, yogurt maker, steamer, and warmer.
When I saw it for $40 off on Amazon on Prime Day, I bought it. Last night, I used it for the first time to make pulled pork and it performed beautifully! I suspect I’ll be using this kitchen tool quite often because it does everything in the same pot!
Here’s the recipe I used for the pulled pork.
- 3-4 lbs of pork butt (or shoulder), cut into big chunks
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Season the pork chunks with the onion powder, garlic powder and paprika.
- Heat oil in pot and brown pork chunks on all sides. Remove from pot and set aside.
- Add onions and garlic into pot and saute until onions are soft.
- Add water and BBQ sauce to the pot and de-glaze the pot.
- Put the pork chunks back into the pot. The liquid won’t completely cover the pork chunks. That’s ok.
- Pressure cook at high psi (about 15) for about 60 minutes. This is what they look like when done.
- Remove the pork chunks carefully and shred with a pair of forks.
I made quesadillas with my pulled pork last night. They were soooo good!
You can adapt this recipe to make Mexican Pulled Pork too.
Here’s the ingredients for the simmer liquid instead of using water and BBQ sauce mix:
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon dry oregano
- 2 tablespoons juice from 1 lime
- 2 cups water
- 1 medium orange, halved (without the rind)
You would also need to add ground cumin to the pork rub.