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Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Instant Pot Pulled Pork with barbecue sauce is made to be piled high on your favorite bun. This flavor-packed pulled pork is fall-apart tender and will be ready in no-time for dinner tonight.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Pulled Pork, Pulled Pork
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Pressure release 15 minutes
Servings 6 sandwiches
Calories 494kcal
Author Cathy


  • 4 lbs boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt), cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce
  • buns for serving


  • Turn on the saute function of your Instant Pot.
  • Once the Instant Pot is hot, add oil and begin sauteing the pork on all sides, in batches, until golden brown (1-2 minutes per side). Add more oil if need be. Remove the meat and add 1/2 cup of the chicken broth to deglaze the bottom of the Instant Pot, scraping up any brown bits leftover from sauteing.
  • Add remaining broth, seasonings and barbecue sauce to the Instant Pot and whisk together until all ingredients are combined. Add pork back to the Instant Pot. Turn off saute function, add the locking lid, secure in place, making sure the vent is set to seal and set pressure to manual on high for 45 minutes.
  • Allow a natural pressure rel;ease for 15 minutes and then carefully manually release once the float valve has depressed. (Do not unlock the lid until the pin has dropped.)
  • Remove finished pork to a rimmed baking sheet and shred meat with two forks. The meat will be very tender and will shred easily. At this point you can toss the meat with some of the leftover juices remaining in the Instant Pot or toss with additional barbecue sauce.
  • Serve on toasted buns.


Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 27.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.6g | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 9.4mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 0.1IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 1.8mg | Iron: 0.1mg