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Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork & Creamy Coleslaw

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Here is a little something about me: I can’t pass up a good sale on groceries. It is a severe issue.  I do need a chest freezer.  In my opinion, a vacuum sealer is one of the best inventions known to man.  Of course, a good Sharpie rounds it all out.  

So when I saw pork shoulder-butt on sale, I had to get it.  The fact it was about six pounds of pork for one person did not phase me at all. The first thing I did was cut it in half, freeze it for an hour before vacuuming, sealing it for it to stay in the freezer. 

About a month later, the desire for pulled pork and carnitas hit all at once.  Even with about two and a half pounds of shoulder butt, I knew that was still too much for me.  So I did the most logical thing.  I cut it in half.  One side for BBQ pulled pork and the other for carnitas in this post.

Another thing I love doing is combining two recipes to make one, then tweaking it if need be to make it more like my own.  For this recipe, I took a little bit from here by Food Network and a little bit from here by The Kitchn.  I altered the quantities to fix the amount of pork I was using.  Honestly, aside from the brown sugar, I combined the two recipes. 

What was unique about this pulled pork is going to be low carb!  Recently I discovered G. Hughes sugar-free BBQ sauce. They are so good to me!   Currently, I am using the Hickory, but there are several other flavors and teriyaki sauce, and sweet chili.  I had hamburger buns by Sola from Meijer. For the low-carb coleslaw, I took some inspiration from Wholesome Yum.

Put it all together, and you have the picture above!  It was so delicious, and I didn’t even miss the sugar.  It was nice to enjoy such a wonderful treat. Why don’t you try Instant Pot BBQ pulled pork & creamy coleslaw this weekend?

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I’m the Tay behind Tay’s Bi-Polar Kitchen. I started this blog to share my kitchen and mental health wellness journey. I want to show people they are not alone in their struggles, combat the stigma associated with mental disorders, and be open and honest about their mental health. In my opinion, these three issues stand as barriers to seeking treatment. If this website inspires someone to move closer to mental health wellness for themselves or another, my work has been done.

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