Instant Pot Spicy Shredded Pork Tacos

One of my favorite recipes to make is PW's Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork.
I first had it about 5 years ago when I was pregnant with Luke and I hosted my first Pioneer Woman Potluck Party.
I was about 38 weeks pregnant with Luke & was hoping that the spicy shredded tacos would put me into labor. No such luck. My body doesn't know how to go into labor on it's own, I was induced with all 3 kids :)

As you know, I am obsessed with my Instant Pot and I want to convert all my favorite slow cooker recipes to instant pot recipes. PW's Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded pork recipe is a recipe where you cook it in your oven at 300 for 6 hours. I never make it that way, I would always make it in my crock pot and cook it on slow for 6 hours because I am a little leery about having my oven on for 6 hours if I'm not home.
The other week, I decided it was time to convert it to an Instant Pot recipe.
The ingredients from her recipe stay the same, I just adjusted a few things and of course I had to adjust the cooking time to an Instant Pot.
Making it in the Instant Pot turned out perfect....less than an hour instead of 6 hours.

Here is what you need:

1 Pork Shoulder (also called pork butt) anywhere from 4-6 pounds. Bone in is fine.
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1 whole onion, cut into chunks
1 can (11 Ounce) Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce
1 1/2 cups Dr. Pepper
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

Trim the fat off your pork.
Then cut the pork into 4 or 5 big sections.
Place the pork in your Instant Pot.

Add some salt & pepper to the pork.

Cut up your onion into chunks & put the onions in your Instant Pot.
Add the can of Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce (these are spicy!) & the brown sugar:
 Add in the Dr. Pepper:
 Give it a big stir:
 Then put the lid on your Instant Pot turn the knob to SEALING:

 Turn to high on manual setting and cook for 45 minutes.
 When time is up, let it do a natural release for 15 minutes. If there steam left, do a manual release.
Open the lid and this is what it will look like.....
 The pork will be falling apart, so you can fork shred it. You can do this while it's in the Instant Pot or take out the pork or fork shred it on a cutting board and then put the pork back with the liquid.
Give the shredded pork a big stir and keep it in with the liquid for 15-20 minutes before you serve it.
 There is A LOT of liquid, so before you get ready to serve the pork, separate the meat from the liquid and discard the liquid.

Now get ready to assemble your shredded pork tacos!
Add some shredded pork to a tortilla.
Then add your favorite toppings..we love avocado, sour cream & salsa:
 Add some shredded cheese:
Add shredded lettuce & fresh cilantro:

 These are spicy shredded pork tacos is one of my favorite meals.
This pork would be good on nachos, as a sandwich or even as a taco salad.
It makes so much, so it is perfect for a big crowd....perfect for Cinco de Mayo next Friday.
 And now it is so much easier & quicker to make in an Instant Pot!
 I hope you love this spicy shredded pork as much as we do!


What's Up Wednesday :: April 2017

It's the last Wednesday of the month, that means it's time for our What's Up Wednesday Link Up!

Link up with  me, Sheaffer & Shay the LAST Wednesday of each month so we can read about What's Up with YOU!

Here we go!
What We’re Eating this week.....

Monday: Chicken Taco Soup

Tuesday: Spaghetti & Meatballs with Caesar Salad & Garlic Bread

Wednesday: Korean Beef

Thursday- Cajun Chicken Pasta

Friday: Friday Night Pizza Night!

For treats this week, I have a tons of meyer lemons from my neighbor, so I am making:
 Lemon Bars

And, my girls have been begging for Chocolate Chip cookies, so I am making:
Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies
What I'm Reminiscing about.....
 Easter was a week and a half ago & it was a good one!
We "EGGED" our friends Easter weekend.
 This is one of our favorite Easter traditions. Get the FREE printable HERE.

We tried the Cool Whip dyed eggs....it was a Fail.
Only 2 out of 6 actually worked. Oh well!

We did have luck with our regular old school egg dyeing.

The Easter Bunny came....
And, left Bunny Prints....
And, a marshmallow trail that lead to the Easter Baskets....
 We had an Egg Hunt...
And a delicious Easter Brunch.
I made Monkey Bread and TWO of my Make Ahead Breakfast Casseroles.
In one of the casseroles, I added breakfast sausage, green chilies and pepper jack cheese.
In the 2nd casserole, I added breakfast sausage, a can of Rotel & cheddar cheese.
They were both delicious!

After brunch we headed to Kevin's sisters house for their Easter party.
It was a great day....especially for Claire since she found one of the Golden Eggs.

What I'm loving.....
I'm loving my Loving Lately series!
Once a month I post about things that I am Loving Lately.

In January, my Loving Lately had a silver/grey theme...check it out HERE
In February, my Loving Lately had a pink theme.....check it out HEREIn March, my Loving Lately had a green theme....check it out HERE
In April, my Loving Lately had a yellow/gold theme.....check it out HERE

What We've been up to.....
The kids and I took a Road Trip to Santa Barbara over Spring Break.

We stopped at 10 California Missions on the road trip.
You can read about it HERE!

What I'm Dreading.....
State testing this week for my students!
 Not a fan of state testing. UGH.

What I'm Working On.....
I am  working on a Virtual Facebook event that my R+F team is having tomorrow night.
If you are interested in learning more about the products or the business, I would love to have you check it out. 

You just log onto our private facebook page, sit back and relax in your pj's and watch!
If you are interested in learning more about Rodan + Fields, I have an easy way for you to learn more about the products and the business. Tomorrow (Thursday) at 6pm PST w will be sharing briefly about our company and products during a FB live event. 
Want to join in and learn more right from your phone? Let me know and I'll add you to the private event page. If you can't watch it live, you can watch it at another time.
Email me to get added!

What I'm Excited About.....
Our backyard kitchen!

Kevin has been hard at work putting up the framing and figuring out all the details. So exciting!

What I'm Watching........
 Switched at Birth

Grey's Anatomy
Gossip Girl:
Also watching the Warriors in the NBA playoffs!

What I'm Reading.....
This month I haven't read that much.
I finished Book 2 in the Will Trent Series:

I also read Small Great Things by Jodi Picuolt:

 The Rosie Project

 And I started A Man Called Ove 

What I'm Listening to.....
 Chainsmokers & ColdPlay
Something Just Like This....love this song!

What I'm Wearing.....

 Spring in California means saying goodbye to sweaters & saying hello to layers & light weight tops paired with jeans & booties or flats!

Here are 2 outfits I wore a lot this month:

 Shirt // Vest  // Jeans // Booties

Shirt Stitch Fix // Jeans //  Flats 

What I’m doing this weekend.....
Planting our 2017 Garden!!!!
Not in a drought anymore so I can plant more veggies than I have in the past 4 years!
Can't wait for homegrown tomatoes!

What I'm Looking Forward to next month.....
May is going to be amazing! So many fun things planned.
Long weekend in Chicago
Mother's Day
Weekend in Tahoe
Kevin's Birthday & my Birthday
 Weekend in Napa

What else is new.....
Rodan +Fields invented a new molecule for our newest product that just launched.
The research and innovation that R+F is pioneering is nothing short of mind blowing!
You are going to want this magical solution to dry, aging skin...
Introducing Active Hydration Serum!!!

  200% more hydration on the FIRST try.
  30% Glycerin bound to Hyaluronic Acid.
  SELF ADJUSTING to YOUR skin type.

Why should you care? Because hydrating your skin is key!!!
 Do you know the difference between Hydration vs. Moisturization
Hydration ADDS water to the skin. Moisturizing creates a barrier to seal in what is already there.
Think of hydration for your skin like a water balloon.
The full water balloon is smooth has no wrinkles in it, while one that is partially full - or dehydrated - is saggy and wrinkled. That's what your cells do.

What if there was something that was clinically proven to increase the hydration level of your skin by 200% in its first use so your skin was plump and smooth, and fine lines and signs of aging significantly diminished?
It can be used regardless of your skin condition....even oily, acne prone, sensitive, skin with rosacea.
Allure's Beauty Editor reviewed it HERE
  Coming soon for customers, but I have it now & if you want to try it for yourself leave me a comment or send me an email.

$100 for a 3-4 month supply

In honor of our NEW product, I am going to be placing a BULK order of some of my favorite RF products.

I am offering these at my Preferred Customer Pricing:

NEW Active Hydration Serum - $100
Eye Cream - $60
Micro-Dermabrasion Paste -$68
Lash Boost - $135

The eye cream & paste  each last 5-6 months.
Lash Boost will last 4 -5 months
I know so many of you who are curious about R+F products, but are nervous to take the plunge!
  Now is your chance to try them out!
  Here is some info about these products..............

 Rodan + Fields Multi Function Eye Cream:

This eye cream is THE BEST.
It combines powerful peptides to minimize the appearance of crow’s-feet, helps reduce the appearance of both puffiness and dark under eye circles.

 My next favorite product is our Micro-Dermabrasion Paste. This has been a life saver for me this winter.
We have been in Lake Tahoe every other weekend since Christmas which means my skin has gone from mild temperatures here in the Bay Area to freezing, snowy conditions in Tahoe...and the wind on my face while skiing has not helped. I have been using this paste 2-3 x a week and it has saved my skin! 
Micro-Dermabrasion Paste is a high-glide, oil-free formula designed to help promote maximum gentle exfoliation. Use intermittently to visibly improve skin tone and texture. It smoothes away rough spots.

  Lash Boost
 Get lush, longer-looking lashes in as little as four weeks with Lash Boost.
This nightly eyelash-conditioning serum features a unique proprietary formula that improves the appearance of lash volume and length for lashes that are 100% real, 100% yours.
I am obsessed with Lash Boost...it is my current favorite R+F product....the results are incredible.
Here are my friend Caroline's lashes:
 Aren't her lashes incredible?

This is a great way for you to try one (or some) of our amazing products at a discounted price. 

The BULK order of these 4 items will be placed his weekend on Sunday April 30th.

All products come with a 60 day, empty bottle, 100% money back guarantee so you have nothing to risk by trying them out!
I am offering these at my Preferred Customer Pricing:
 Active Hydration Serum - $100
Eye Cream - $60
Micro-Dermabrasion Paste -$68
Lash Boost - $135
Prices include tax and shipping.
Send me an email or leave a comment if you would like to order any of these items.

Question of the month is:
What is your favorite Spring/Summer shoe?

For the Spring:
THESE are the most comfortable flats I have EVER worn. 
I got them almost 3 years ago for Back to School. They feel like I am wearing slippers.

This style is sold out/discontinued but they now carry THESE ones:

 They also come in Nude, which I am pretty sure I need to order :)

They are so worth the money, especially if you have a gift card to put toward them.
I got the tan pair a year after the black pair because I loved them so much.
 I am on my feet a ton during the school year & these flats are worn 4 times a week during the Fall and Spring.  When I am doing a lot of training & running, these flats make my feet feel like they are in heaven. LOVE them!
For the Summer:

These Flip Flops!
  I go them last year for my birthday last year and they are so comfy!
I realized a few years ago that life is too short to wear uncomfortable shoes ;)


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