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Pressure Cooker Instant Pot Pulled Pork Recipe

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork

Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork is made quickly and easily in the Instant Pot. Flavored with beer and sweet barbecue sauce, this dish is the ultimate comfort food.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Pulled Pork
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 767kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 3-4 lbs. boneless pork shoulder cut into 3-4 pieces

Sauce for Pressure Cooking:

  • 2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups beer of choice Coke, Dr. Pepper or water/ beef broth
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder use more for a spicier pulled pork
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

After Pressure Cooking:

  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 leftover cooking sauce


  • Coleslaw
  • 6 Sesame seed buns


  • Combine all the Sauce ingredients in a large bowl and stir well to fully combine.
  • Add the pork pieces to the Instant Pot and pour the sauce on top of them.
  • Lock the lid, make sure the valve points to seal. Select High Pressure and cook for 60 minutes. When the pork is done the cooking and you hear the beeping sound, do a 10-20 min natural pressure release. Release manually the remaining pressure and carefully remove the lid.
  • Gently remove the pork from the pressure cooker, add it to a large, dip dish and shred it using two forks.
  • Strain the cooking liquid and reserve about 2 cups.
  • Select Sauté and add the shredded pork back to the cooking pot, add the remaining 1 cup of barbecue sauce and ½ cup of the cooking liquid. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer, stirring and tossing frequently. If needed add another ½ cup of cooking liquid.
  • Serve pulled pork immediately on buns, if desired top with coleslaw and more barbecue sauce.
  • Store in the refrigerator the remaining 1 cup of cooking liquid, you can use it to reheat the pulled pork, in case it needs more liquid.
  • Store pulled pork in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 767kcal | Carbohydrates: 105g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 1827mg | Potassium: 1510mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 72g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 5.5mg