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Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Instant Pot Pulled Pork

This easy mealtime recipe is my go-to recipe for busy days. Pulled pork cooked in the Instant Pot is juicy and tender.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course, Sandwiches
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Pork Roast, Instant Pot Pulled Pork, Pork Shoulder Instant Pot
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 530kcal


  • 4 pounds pork shoulder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butt rub
  • 1 ½ cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke


  • Trim the pork shoulder and cut it into 4 pieces.
  • Using your hands, rub the dry butt rub into the meat.
  • Add the olive oil to your Instant Pot set it onto the saute' setting.
  • Once it is hot, add two of the pieces of the seasoned meat and sear for two minutes on each side. Then remove the seared meat to a platter.
  • Repeat the process with the last two pieces of meat.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the chicken broth to the pot to deglaze. Then Press cancel on the pot.
  • Whisk together remaining chicken stock, barbeque sauce, and liquid smoke.
  • Place the meat back into the Instant Pot and pour the chicken stock mixture over the meat.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and be sure the vent is set to sealing.
  • Set the pot to pressure cook/manual on the high-pressure setting (cook 15 minutes per pound)
  • Natural release 10 minutes.



Calories: 530kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 671mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 488IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 3mg
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