Instant Pot Citrus Pulled Pork

Instant Pot Citrus Pulled Pork

Tender pork roast combined with pineapple, citrus, spices, and cilantro…Yum! This recipe for Instant Pot Citrus Pulled Pork is a comforting crowd-pleaser recipe in my book. And the Instant Pot makes it so much quicker to make.

A few notes on this recipe. On the GAPS Protocol, it’s suggested that canned/tinned foods are avoided. So, you can replace the 20 ounces of crushed pineapple with about 2 1/2 cups of finely chopped fresh pineapple. If you are doing well digestively, you can experiment with the canned option. Also, I used a simple citrus juicer to get the required orange juice. That would be recommended over using commercial, pasteurized orange juice.

There will be leftover juices & pineapple after cooking your pulled pork. I’ve found these to be delicious cooked in a pan with the leftover pulled pork as well as other leftover meats (like chicken or sliced pork chops). The flavor is even more pronounced as well as citrusy/caramelized.

May you enjoy this as much our family does. If you want more GAPS dinner recipes, including side dishes & a weekly dessert, check out the GAPS Dinner Club.

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Instant Pot Citrus Pulled Pork

Instant Pot Citrus Pulled Pork

  • Author: Melanie

Description

GAPS Diet comfort food – Instant Pot Citrus Pulled Pork


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Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons lard or ghee
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 jalapeños, seeded & diced
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 20 ounces or 2 1/2 cups finely chopped pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 3 pounds pork roast
  • fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Press the Saute button on Instant Pot and scoop the lard or ghee into the Instant Pot
  2. Place the onion & jalapeños and cook for 5 minutes, stirring periodically
  3. Put in the remaining ingredients, except the roast, and mix them together before placing the roast on top
  4. Spoon some of the mixture on top of the roast
  5. Press the Keep Warm/Cancel button and secure the lid, sealing the pressure valve
  6. Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button and use the -/+ buttons to set the time to 45 minutes
  7. When cook time is done, quick release the pressure valve and remove the lid when it is safe to
  8. Shred the pork with two forks and serve
  9. Alternatively, if desired, slice roast to serve

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