This recipe highlights why I love my Instant Pot so much. Standard pulled pork recipes take hours of slow cooking. Thanks to the Instant Pot I can have this done in an hour. Enjoy!


Instant Pot Pulled Pork

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 lbs pork roast (give or take)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp powdered mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce


Combine in a small bowl the brown sugar, mustard, cumin, ancho, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Cut the pork into 2 – 3 inch sections. Rub the spice mixture on all sides of the pork.

Add the oil to your Instant Pot and turn to the saute mode. Brown all side of the pork, this will take about 15 minutes or so. Once browned turn the Instant Pot off and add the vinegar, tomato paste and water. Put the lid on, make sure the pressure valve is closed, and use the manual setting to pressure cook the pork for 60 minutes.

After 60 minutes use the rapid release valve to release the steam safely. Remove the pork from the pot and shred it using a couple of forks and a medium bowl. Meanwhile turn the Instant Pot to the saute setting again and add the cup of your favorite BBQ sauce, I happen to like Cattleman’s Chipotle sauce, it’s one of the few I have found that doesn’t contain high fructose corn syrup. Let it reduce for about 15 minutes. Add the pork back into the sauce, stir to combine and then serve.


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