apple cider pulled pork sandwich

Apple Cider Pulled Pork

Use up that extra cider with this Apple Cider Pulled Pork recipe. The perfect blend of flavor with onion, garlic, coconut sugar, and loads of spices.

Prep: 10Cook: 45Total: 55 minutes
Yield 12 servings 1x


  • 2 pork loins (about 2.5 lbs total)
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 cup apple cider


Instant Pot

  1. Heat Instant Pot to saute function.
  2. Cut each pork loin into chunks about 4 inches long.
  3. Add in oil. Once oil is hot, add in pieces of pork loin to Instant Pot and saute for 2 minutes on each side just to brown.
  4. Set pork aside on a plate.
  5. Add diced onion to hot IP and saute for 2-3 minutes before adding garlic. Once garlic is fragrant, turn off IP.
  6. Add pork back into IP, and then add all seasonings and apple cider on top.
  7. Seal the lid and manually cook for 25 minutes. Once 25 minutes is up, let IP naturally release for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes is up, quick release the rest.
  8. Turn off IP and take off lid. Let pork rest for 10 minutes before shredding. It should be easy to peel apart, if not, it may need more cook time.
  9. Shred your meat and mix into all the juices. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker

  1. Heat a large skillet with avocado oil.
  2. Saute pork on each side for 2 minutes, until slightly browned. Place pork aside on a plate.
  3. Saute onions for 2-3 minutes and then add garlic. Let cook for another minute or so.
  4. In a crockpot, turn to low heat. Add pork, onions + garlic, all spices, and apple cider.
  5. Let cook for 6-8 hours or until easy to peel apart with fork.
Author: ErinCategory: instant pot, pork, dinnerMethod: Instant PotCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free