Tonight was one of those nights when I just couldn’t decide what to make. So at 6 pm as I’m trolling the grocery store aisles I finally decided on Pulled Pork. Realizing that I am starting the dinner game a little late, I decide that tonight I’m going to utilize some of the already prepped ingredients available at a grocery store – mainly – already cut cole slaw and some cole slaw dressing.
I found some country style pork ribs on sale, and let me tell you sales speak to me. Anywho I cut them down into smaller size and put them right into the instant pot. I also added an onion and some cloves of garlic in there too.
2 – 2.5 pounds Country Style Pork Ribs
1 onion halved
a few cloves of garlic
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 cups water
1 cup Sweet Baby Rays Barbecue sauce or your favorite
Put everything but the barbecue sauce in the instant pot and set it for a 65 minute pressure cooking cycle.
Once the cycle is complete and the pressure has released, open the lid and remove the pieces of cooked pork. If you see any large pieces of fat, remove them. No one likes that in their pulled pork.
A trick to “pulling” any kind of meat quickly is to use a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. As long as the meat is tender it will quickly pull apart.
Once the meat is pulled apart enough, add your barbecue sauce and mix in. Set aside
Already prepped things make it so easy and fast to create. It just took a second to open the bag of cole slaw and add some of the dressing to it. Instant delicious cole slaw, and it helped me not have to buy entire red and green cabbages when I only needed just a little bit.
Assembling the sandwiches just requires your favorite kind of roll. I like a toasted bulkie roll. Top with the pulled pork and cole slaw, easy dinner.
A friend of mine at work harvested some potatoes and gave me some, I boiled a few in water that had been heavily salted. Once the potatoes became soft, drain the water. Replace the potatoes in the pan and add a tablespoon of butter and some freshly chopped parsley. The butter will melt over the potatoes, gently stir to coat everything with butter and parsley. Serve on the side