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Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Prep Time:

30 min

Cook Time:

1 hour 20 min


8 servings



About the Recipe

Easy and delicious.


4 lb pork butt roast

3 Tbsp light brown sugar

2 tsp salt

1 tsp ground mustard

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp paprika

½ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

1½ cups chicken broth

1 Tbsp Wocestershire sauce

1 tsp liquid smoke

2 Tbsp olive oil

up to 1 cup barbecue sauce


Trim fat from pork and cut into large chunks, about 1 lb each.

Add all dry ingredients to large bowl and whisk together. Add pork roast chunks to mix and coat well.

Add olive oil to instant pot and set to sauté. Once it's hot, add one or two pieces of pork and sear on all sides, then remove and set aside on a plate. Repeat with remaining pork.

Once all the pork is seared, cancel the heat and add ½ cup of chicken broth. Deglaze the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon, making sure to scrape up all the bits. Then add the remaining chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke.

Place pork chunks directly into the liquid in the pot, spacing them as much as possible. Secure the lid and make sure vent is set to sealing. Pressure cook, manual on high pressure, for 60 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 20 minutes or until the pin drops.

Remove the pork to a large bowl and shred with 2 forks. Add barbecue sauce, or thicken the juice from the pot.

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