Bodybuilding Pulled Pork Recipe

Chef Justin , On January 22, 2023

Enjoy this Bodybuilding Pulled Pork Recipe On a Bun or With A Salad.

Pulled pork is an easy and affordable bodybuilding recipe that lends itself to bodybuilding meal prep since it is easy to make in big batches. A pork shoulder also known as a pork butt is usually broken into 5-10 lb meat chunks by your butcher, so quantity is easy to obtain. Also, pulled pork retains moisture better and has some good flavor to make bodybuilding meal prep recipe exciting. Maybe even add some slaw and you have yourself a great pulled pork meal to get to your protein intake.

As a post-workout meal the simple carbs in the bun spike your insulin.

Here is a slow cooked bbq bodybuilding pulled pork that is great for volume meal prep for the week.

Ingredients for this Slow Cooker Spice-Rubbed Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sloppy Joes Recipe

bodybuilding pulled pork recipe ingredients

Instant Pot Sloppy Joes Bodybuilding Pulled Pork Recipe Ingredients

  • 4-6 lb boneless pork shoulder or butt, trimmed of most fat, and cut into large chunks

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 3 C broth (chicken or vegetable) or 1 bottle of your favorite beer

  • 1/4 to 1/2 C spice rub (use your favorite store brand or see the recipe below)

Bodybuilding pulled pork recipe spice rub:

bodybuilding pulled pork recipe ingredients

Spices for our Instant Pot Sloppy Joes Bodybuilding Pulled Pork Recipe

  • 1/2 c brown sugar

  • 1/4 c ground cumin

  • 1/4 c red pepper powder of your choice, paprika, Korean Gochugaru, or even chili powder

  • 2 tbsp salt

  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper

  • 1 tbsp adobo seasoning or granulated garlic

  • 1 tbsp onion powder

  • 1 tbsp ground mustard

  • 1 tbsp dried oregano

  • 1/2 tsp sweet paprika

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • BBQ Sauce – 2oz (optional)

Bodybuilding Pulled Pork Recipe Cooking Instructions

  1. Trim some fat off and liberally sprinkle each chunk of pork with the spice rub and set aside. Then cut down the pork into smaller, more digestible pieces.

    Clean and sprinkle with seasoning

    Clean Pork Loin and Sprinkle With Seasoning

  2. Heat the olive oil on medium high heat in a sauté pan. Sear the pork pieces, literally browning the meat to caramelize on each side which adds depth of flavor and is the secret step for making this instant pot sloppy Joes bodybuilding pulled pork recipe. You can make this recipe without searing, but this step takes only 2-3 minutes per side and makes a palatable difference to the outcome of the slow cooked spice-rubed pork recipe. (See image 5 below)

  3. Preheat your slow cooker. Add the browned pork pieces, the broth, cover and cook on a low setting if you have all day, or on high if you’ll be ready to eat in a few hours.

    Add the bodybuilding pulled pork for sloppy joes

    Sear the pork and then add to the instant pot

  4. Test the pork meat for doneness by removing a piece and pulling it apart with two forks. While your hands make shredding sloppy Joe bodybuilding pulled pork easy I don’t recommend hand shredding hot meat. Instead, used two forks to hold the pork chunk and pull with the over fork. If the piece shreds this instant pot bodybuilding pulled pork for sloppy Joe recipe is ready.

  5. Transfer the instant pot sloppy Joe bodybuilding pulled pork recipe meat to a serving plate, sprinkling with a last dash of spice rub, and drizzling some of the luscious cooking liquid. Serve over a brioche bun with bbq sauce and a side of potatoes. Be sure to strain some cooking liquid and present for service so that your guests can add extra au jus if they’d prefer.

  6. Note: You can store the remaining spice rub in an air-tight container in your pantry the next time you want sloppy joe’s sandwich bodybuilding pulled pork, but it’s also great in a sandwich, over rice or with a salad.

    Enjoy this mouthwatering bodybuilding pulled pork recipe on a whole wheat, or regular bun – or no bun at all for cutting season! If you are tired of cooking you can also purchase this recipe as a prepackaged bodybuilding meal on our website.

    Chef Justin

    Chef Justin started his career in as a pantry relief cook in the casino fine dining scene, and quickly moved up to Sous Chef within a few years. His career later took him to a two star Michelin restaurant, Localis where he worked as Sous Chef/Chef de partie to specialize in meats and butchery work.