Today is Whole30 Day 5 for me and I’m loving my delicious meals! This super easy Whole30 pulled pork is a breeze to make in the pressure cooker with minimal ingredients. My healthy pulled pork recipe is perfect for meal prep and batch cooking on the weekends You will have so many quick and easy meals all week! With less than 10 minutes of prep time and the pressure cooker doing all the work, you can enjoy this easy Whole30, Paleo, & keto pulled pork recipe today!
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Cooking with the Multicooker
I have quite a few slow cooker recipes that I love, but I only recently started playing around with pressure cooker recipes too. And to keep my kitchen uncluttered, I love my 6 quart Zavor Multicooker that does both! It has other capabilities as well (even making yogurt!) but these are the two functions I use most.
I mean really, anything I can use to make my life easier – I’m all about it.
With the slow cooker function, this recipe would take 8 hours. Repeat that: 8 HOURS. I don’t have that kind of time, usually.
And if I use my oven, it can take anywhere from 5-8 hours – plus I’m heating up my house the whole time! Hard pass.
Pressure cooking in my multicooker takes 1 hour 40 minutes after about 5 minutes of prep time. I let the pressure naturally release (slow release) for 15-20 minutes, so this whole recipe takes 2 hours max. It’s a win.
No Searing the Pork Butt!
One of my leeeast favorite recipe steps is when I have to sear meat on the stove before cooking.
Seriously, if I’m looking for an easy recipe, dirtying up another dish with extra steps is NOT what I have in mind. Especially when there’s a kid on my leg begging to be held.
Quick and easy is my style!
If you feel like searing your pork butt before cooking, go ahead. I didn’t (and never will) and I promise my pulled pork is still ah-may-zing.
Whole30 Meal Prep | Batch Cooking
If you’re on a Whole30 round like me, you are probably looking to cut corners in the kitchen when you can. Meal prep and batch cooking is a life saver. If you haven’t started – start now.
This easy Whole30 pulled pork recipe is perfect for your weekly meal prep. Four pounds of pulled pork can feed a lot of people. Or it can feed a few people a lot. And there are so many different meals you can make with it!
In that blissful hour and 40 minutes that your multicooker is cooking your pork, take the time to wash and chop salad greens, portion out berries, and sautee some onions, peppers, and diced sweet potatoes.
Unless you want to cook your sweet potatoes in the pressure cooker later. Oh yeah.
I like to use portioned meal prep containers to plan out my meals after batch cooking on the weekend. Easy grab and go from the fridge for my weekday lunches!
Or you can just keep a container of the pulled pork in the fridge and make a different meal each night – like these I’m listing below.
Best Whole30 Pulled Pork Meals
You can really do a lot with the pulled pork, but these are a few of our favorites:
- Pulled Pork Salad Bowl with pulled pork, salad greens, assorted veggies and avocado
- Paleo Pulled Pork Power Bowl with pulled pork, roasted Brussels sprouts, diced sweet potatoes, and riced cauliflower
- Pulled Pork Tacos with pulled pork, sauteed onions and peppers, cilantro, avocado, salsa, served on romaine lettuce boats (or tortillas if not following Paleo/Whole30)
- Pulled Pork Breakfast with pulled pork, a runny egg, and diced fresh fruit
- Paleo BBQ Pulled Pork with pulled pork, Paleo BBQ sauce, diced sweet potatoes, and Paleo slaw
Easy Whole30 Pulled Pork Recipe
Here it is! The recipe to my heart – I mean the recipe for my easy Whole30 pulled pork. You can use a pork loin if you want less fat, but I prefer the pork butt because it’s juicier and literally falls apart when you touch it.
I also opt for minimal ingredients so I don’t use very many spices in my Whole30 pulled pork spice rub. You can add ground cumin, ground fennel, and onion powder if you prefer. I had none of those anyway, so it wasn’t an option for me haha!
And one last option – to add sweetness, you can add a cup of juice to the broth. Apple, orange, or pineapple are great. It adds flavor and natural sugar while still keeping the recipe Whole30 and Paleo friendly.
- 4 lbs pork shoulder (Boston butt)
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 Tbsp paprika
- 1/2 Tbsp Himalayan salt
- Cut the pork in half, or as needed to fit into pressure cooker.
- In small bowl, combine all seasonings. Rub onto the pork, then place pork inside pressure cooker.
- Pour chicken broth into pressure cooker.
- Secure lid into lock position, and cook under high pressure on meat setting for 1 hour 40 minutes.
- Once cooking is complete, allow pressure to release naturally (about 15 min).
- Remove from liquid and place on plate or cutting board. Shred with two forks.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 9g
Nutrition information isn't always 100% accurate. Please consult a dietitian for more information.
Whole30 On A Budget
This recipe is super affordable when you’re trying to eat clean. With minimal ingredients, it’s easy to keep costs down. I bought my pork shoulder on sale for $1.29/lb, for a cost of about $6 for a TON of meat. With negligible costs for the broth and seasonings, my total for this entire recipe could be estimated at $7.
Add in produce that’s in season and also on sale – about $3 to $5, depending on what you buy – and you have a meal to feed the whole family for under $15! And unless you’re raising your own football team, you’ll be able to eat this for more than one meal. Budget friendly recipes for the Whole30 are amazing!
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Amanda is a mom of 4 living a mostly crunchy lifestyle outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 dogs, and a cat. As a former special education teacher who also has her personal training certification — Amanda really enjoys teaching others how to do things!
When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys DIY projects, exercising, photography, hiking, and long walks through Target.