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Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

This flavorful Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork is fall-apart tender and is so easy to make in the pressure cooker!

Instant Pot BBQ Pork Sandwich

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

Make this Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork using a few simple ingredients for a quick and easy dinner that everyone will love.

If you want more easy and delicious Instant Pot Recipes then check out Instant Pot Apple BBQ Side Ribs, Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowls and Instant Pot Turkey Sloppy Joes.

Instant Pot BBQ Pork On Plate

Ways To Serve BBQ Pulled Pork

One thing I love about BBQ Pulled Pork is that it’s so versatile.

  • You can make sliders with it.
  • Serve it on baked potatoes or baked sweet potatoes.
  • Make pulled pork nachos.
  • Serve on your favorite buns with slaw and pickles.

All of these are easy and delicious options!

Can I Use A Slow Cooker Instead Of The Instant Pot?

Absolutely! You can slow cook the pork in a slow cooker for 7 to 8 hours on low for a delicious tender, juicy pork.

Do I Have To Brown the Pork First?

You don’t have to but you can if you have time. Just choose the Saute function to preheat the Instant Pot.

Once hot add 1 to 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and brown the pork for about 3 minutes per side. Remove pork to platter.

Then use a small amount of beef broth and deglaze the bottom of your pot so you don’t get a “burn” warning during cooking. Use a wooden spoon to scrape it. You can also brown it in a pan on the stove first if you prefer.

Pork Cooking Tip

Check Pork with a meat thermometer to ensure doneness. A thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat should read a minimum internal temperature of 145°F and allowed to rest for at least 3 minutes per the guidance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Ingredients

3 pounds pork butt, cut into 4 inch chunks
2 tablespoons BBQ seasoning
2 cups BBQ sauce, divided
2/3 cup beef broth
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
Buns for serving (optional)

How To Make Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

1. Place the pork butt in the bowl of the Instant Pot.

Pork In Instant Pot

2. Season with BBQ seasoning. (If you time you can add your rub to your cut pork butt and seal it in a bag to let it marinate for 30 minutes to an hour before adding to Instant Pot to allow for maximum flavor.)

Seasoned Pork In Instant Pot

3. In a small bowl or large measuring cup, combine the BBQ sauce, beef broth, and vinegar. Stir to mix. Pour the mixture over the top of the meat.

Pouring Sauce On Pork In Instant Pot

4. Lock lid in place. Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook (high pressure) for 35 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes, then do a quick release. Carefully remove the lid after all the pressure is released.

Cooked Pork In Instant Pot

5. Remove the meat from the pot and shred it. Drain half the liquid from the Instant pot. Place the shredded pork back in the pot and add the remaining BBQ sauce. Stir to combine.

Shredded Pork With BBQ Sauce

This makes a delicious pork sandwich served on your favorite buns.

Instant Pot Shredded BBQ Pork In Bowl

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

This flavorful Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork is fall-apart tender and is so easy to make in the pressure cooker!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author Recipes Simple

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs pork butt, cut into 4 inch chunks
  • 2 tbsp BBQ seasoning
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce, divided
  • 2/3 cup beef broth
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • Buns for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place the pork butt in the bowl of the Instant Pot.

  2. Season with BBQ seasoning. (If you time you can add your rub to your cut pork butt and seal it in a bag to let it marinate for 30 minutes to an hour before adding to Instant Pot to allow for maximum flavor.)

  3. In a small bowl or large measuring cup, combine the BBQ sauce, beef broth, and vinegar. Stir to mix. Pour the mixture over the top of the meat.

  4. Lock lid in place. Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook (high pressure) for 35 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes, then do a quick release. Carefully remove the lid after all the pressure is released.

  5. Remove the meat from the pot and shred it. Drain half the liquid from the Instant pot. Place the shredded pork back in the pot and add the remaining BBQ sauce. Stir to combine.

Recipe Notes

  1. Pork should shred easily. If the pork is not easy to shred put it back in the Instant Pot and cook for an additional 10 minutes on high pressure.
  2. I would suggest using pork butt or a pork shoulder for this recipe.

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