August 11, 2021

Maple Mustard Shredded Pork

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but I love a quick and easy meal that is full of flavor. This recipe has minimal ingredients, most of which you might have in your pantry already, and carries a lot of flavors. If you don’t have an Instant Pot you can use a crockpot and cook it on low for 8 hours.

Maple Mustard Shredded Pork

Maple and mustard were two flavors that were made to go together. Add in a shredded pork butt, and you've got a protein that can be used in a variety of ways. It's Paleo and gluten-free.



  • 4 lbs. pork butt- cut into 6 pieces
  • 4 C chicken broth
  • 1 large yellow onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 C maple syrup
  • 1 C coarse ground Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme

  1. In your Instant Pot, add the chicken broth, onion, 6 minced garlic cloves, salt, and pork butt. Lock the lid and check that the valve is sealed. Pressure cook on high for 60 minutes.
  2. In a small sauce pan, combine the maple syrup, Dijon mustard, 2 minced garlic cloves, and thyme. Place the pan on medium heat and bring to a boil. Make sure to occasionally stir the sauce while it is heating up. Once it is boiling, remove it from the heat and set it aside.
  3. Once the timer goes off on the Instant Pot, manually release the pressure. Remove the lid and pull the pork chunks out. You can use your stand mixer with the paddle attachment to shred the pork, or two fork will do the job as well.
  4. Once the pork is shredded, toss it with half the sauce. Serve the pork with your favorite roasted vegetable and the remaining sauce to drizzle over the top.


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July 4, 2021
This is such a unique recipe and extremely delicious. It was nice getting away from your average shredded pork flavors.