This is so delicious and easy to make. Just as good as any restaurant I've had it in. Great for company or just your family. Makes a lot!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 7-pound roast
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Put pork in the bottom of a pressure cooker. Pour root beer over the pork.

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  • Lock the lid onto the pressure cooker and place over a burner on high.

  • Cook pork for 45 minutes. Release pressure from the pressure cooker according to manufacturer's directions before checking meat for tenderness; it should be tender enough to easily pull apart. If the pork is not yet done enough, again lock the lid on the cooker and continue cooking over high heat another 30 minutes.

  • Release pressure from the cooker; drain liquid and transfer meat to a large bowl. Pull pork into strands using two forks. Pour barbeque sauce over the pork; stir to coat.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the root beer. The actual amount of the root beer consumed will vary.

Have a second bottle of barbeque sauce on hand to serve on the side, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

313 calories; protein 24g 48% DV; carbohydrates 18.8g 6% DV; fat 15g 23% DV; cholesterol 79.1mg 26% DV; sodium 415.4mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2016
I was in such a hurry, I didn't see the 'root'. Then when I DID see it, I had already poured about 1/2 the bottle, so I stirred the pot, threw in the pork and drank the rest of the the bottle. The pulled pork was fine. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 9
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2016
I was in such a hurry, I didn't see the 'root'. Then when I DID see it, I had already poured about 1/2 the bottle, so I stirred the pot, threw in the pork and drank the rest of the the bottle. The pulled pork was fine. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2016
I don't know why there aren't anymore reviews for this recipe. It's been my go-to recipe for years. I use pork loin - usually 2 - and then add bbq sauce later to taste. I think a chopped onion added would also be nice. I serve on Hawaiian roll/sliders, with pickles and coleslaw. Always a fav for football gatherings. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2016
I made this recipe last night for my mother and we both loved it. So simple to make. The few changes I made were I threw in a large chopped onion and three diced garlic cloves. Then added the barbeque after the pork and onions/garlic was pressure cooked and shredded. Served with home made Cole slaw. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2015
This was very good! I used an electric pressure cooker on high pressure for 55 minutes. It might have been done in less but I wanted to make sure it was done before releasing pressure. I mixed in a teeny bit of sauce after shredding & I served it on yeast rolls with a little mayo and bbq sauce on the side. Not everyone in my family likes BBQ sauce so we liked that everyone could regulate their own amount of sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2016
This was my first experiment with a pressure cooker and it turned out great! Cooked our 5.5 lbs of pork shoulder with Dr Pepper on high pressure for 50 minutes. For sauce I added a bottle of Stubb's Sweet Heat after releasing pressure and draining. After stirring that in hardly any pulling was needed... so tender! Also cutting up five and half pounds of pork shoulder takes longer than I expected but it was worth it. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2017
Came out great! I cooked the pork for 45 minutes and it shredded very easily. I doubled the amount of BBQ sauce to 2 bottles. My family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2019
I'm biased because I don't really care for pulled pork. However I made it for my son's wedding reception and it was a hit! I did season the pork as well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2018
I threw 7lbs of pork shoulder 3 minced garlic a chopped onion and 18 fluid ounces Dr. Pepper into the pressure cooker for a Father's Day potluck. Easy peasy. Self-served on slider rolls with Stubbs bbq sauce to taste. It was well-received by all even my little picky eater. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2015
Doesn't get much easier than this. Quick and easy for those lazy days. I served on toasted sourdough bread. Read More