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Instant Pot Barbecue Pork Shoulder

Serves: 6 to 8
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1 (3-pound) boneless pork shoulder
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 (12-ounce) bottle lager-style beer
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup whole-grain mustard
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon hot sauce


Season the pork shoulder generously with salt and pepper. Place the pork in the Instant Pot and add the remaining ingredients.

Cover, select the manual option, and set the timer for 90 minutes.

Release the pressure. When the steam stops, remove the lid and check for doneness. If the pork is not yet falling apart, re-cover the pot and cook using the manual option for another 30 minutes.

Using tongs, shred the pork and serve. Let any leftovers cool in the braising liquid before refrigerating.

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