Instant Pot Pulled Pork BBQ [Low Carb & Keto]

Memphis Style Low Carb Pulled Pork BBQ

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This is a quick and easy Instant Pot recipe for low carb Memphis style pulled pork BBQ.  It’s a great Keto entree with only 189 calories and 4g net carbs per serving.



Pulled Pork:

3 pound pork butt shoulder roast

salt and pepper

2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup water

Memphis Style BBQ Sauce:

2 tablespoons butter, melted

2 cups (16 oz) tomato sauce

6 tablespoons Swerve Brown or regular Swerve

3 tablespoons white vinegar

1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1/21 teaspoon red cayenne pepper, as desired

Salt, to taste, 1 teaspoon is a good starting point


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1.  Dry pork and cut into 8 smaller pieces.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

2.  Heat olive oil over High heat in a large skillet.  Add pork pieces and sear for 1-2 minutes per side.  Alternately, you can use the Saute function on the Instant Pot and sear the meat in two batches.  If you like a thicker crust on your meat, then you can increase the sear time to 4-6 minutes per side.

3.  Place pork pieces in the Instant Pot and pour 1/2 cup water on top.  Pressure cook for 45 minutes.  Allow to slowly release steam before opening, 15-20 minutes.

4.  While the meat is cooling off a little bit, you can mix up the BBQ sauce.  Combine all BBQ sauce ingredients in a medium sized sauce pan.  Bring to a boil over Medium heat.  Lower heat and simmer for 4 minutes, stirring constantly.

5.  Use two forks to pull the pork into bite sized chunks.  Put the pulled pork into a large bowl.

6.  Pour the BBQ sauce over the pulled pork and mix well to coat all the meat. 


Nutritional Info is for one 1/3 pound serving of the pork and BBQ sauce mixture.  


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