Gone are the days when a braise took the whole day. With the magic of a little pressure, this bourbon braised pork roast takes about an hour to cook in your Instant Pot.
Heat, pressure, and moisture work together to break down tough connective tissue. In this case, the “moisture” is your marinade: Dijon mustard, molasses, a splash of bourbon, and a spoonful of sriracha (homemade, if you like). The bourbon brings hints of caramel and cinnamon, the molasses a bit of sweet and smokey.
While you may be tempted to use blackstrap molasses for its health benefits – don’t. Blackstrap molasses is remarkably different in taste and more bitter. You’ll get the best results if you stick with standard organic molasses.