Pressure Cooker Recipe: Pulled Pork

The pressure cooker is well known for tenderising meats and, as such, can be used to cook tantalising pork spare ribs in a delicious barbecue sauce. This is perfect as easy weekday dinners, when you want to serve something special on a Saturday night or even to fill tacos.


• 1.5kg pork shoulder, cut in half
• 330ml beer
• 225ml water
• 80g sugar
• 2 tsp smoked paprika
• 2 tsp dry mustard
• 1 tsp salt

For the sauce:

• 340ml apple cider vinegar
• 118ml hot water
• 2 tbsp brown sugar
• 1 tsp black pepper
• 1 tsp salt
• 1 tsp cayenne pepper
• 2 tsp dry mustard


1. | Combine sugar, smoked paprika, dry mustard and
salt in a small bowl.
2. | Rub the mixture well all over both pork shoulder
3. | Pour water and beer into the pressure cooker.
4. | Lock the lid and bring to high pressure for 75-80 minutes.
5. | Use the quick release method and uncover.
6. | Remove pork from pot and shred meat using two forks,
discarding excess fat.
7. | Pour off ½ of the cooking juices left in the pressure cooker.
8. | In a separate bowl, dissolve brown sugar in hot water,
stirring thoroughly.
9. | Add apple cider vinegar, black pepper, salt, cayenne pepper
and dry mustard. Mix well.
10. | Add the shredded pork to the cooking juices in the pressure
11. | Pour the apple cider vinegar sauce over it.
12. | Lock the lid and bring to high pressure for 2-3 minutes.
13. | Use quick pressure release and remove lid.
14. | Serve with additional barbecue sauce, if desired.

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