BBQ Tidings in an Instant Pot
Updated: Sep 15
Easy recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser for your family or one that you're blessing with an easy to pack up meal:
Best Instant Pot BBQ Beef Sandwiches
1 tbsp. chili powder 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. smoked paprika 1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper Black pepper, to taste 1 2 1/2- to 3-pound piece boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 5 or 6 pieces 1 tbsp. vegetable oil 1/2 c. ketchup 1/2 c. apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp. molasses 2 tbsp. packed light brown sugar Hot sauce, to taste 6 sesame hamburger buns, split and toasted Coleslaw and pickles, for topping Potato chips, for serving
Whisk the chili powder, cumin, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, the cayenne and a few grinds of black pepper in a large bowl. Add the beef and toss to coat well.
Set a 6-quart Instant Pot to sauté on high. When hot, add the vegetable oil, then add the beef in a single layer and cook, turning, until browned, about 10 minutes. Remove the beef to a large plate and cancel the sauté setting.
Add 2/3 cup water to the pot. Use a wooden spoon to scrape up the bottom of the pot. Return the meat to the pot along with any juices from the plate. Put on and lock the lid, making sure the steam valve is in the sealing position. Set the pot to pressure-cook on high for 45 minutes. When the time is up, let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes, then carefully turn the steam valve to the venting position to manually release any remaining pressure.
Meanwhile, stir the ketchup, vinegar, molasses and brown sugar in a small bowl. Add salt, pepper and hot sauce to taste. Remove the beef to a clean plate. Set the pot to sauté on high. Add the ketchup mixture and simmer until reduced by half, 15 to 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, shred the beef with two forks, discarding any large pieces of fat. Return to the pot and stir until well coated. Cancel the sauté setting and adjust the seasoning with salt, pepper and hot sauce.
Divide the meat among the buns and top with coleslaw and pickles. Serve with chips.
OR Pack up BBQ meat in a to-go container for easy transporting, and save the recipient the dishwashing! Add buns, bag of coleslaw, pickles and chips on the side. BBQ Yumminess sure to bless the socks off them.
Source: Thank you to THE woman herself, her great example and her tried & true recipes: The Pioneer Woman