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Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
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5 from 2 votes

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork is done in only a fraction of the time compared to a traditional recipe, yet it still holds all of the big barbeque flavor you crave!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 377kcal


Pulled Pork

  • 4 lb Pork Shoulder
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce (plus more for sandwiches)
  • 1 tbsp Liquid Smoke
  • ½ cup Cider vinegar

BBQ Seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Smoked Paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Dry Mustard


  • 12 Buns (lightly toasted)


  • Set saute on Instant Pot and add cooking oil. Cut pork shoulder in half to fit into Instant Pot, and set in the hot oil. Let sear on all sides until a brown crust is formed. (This first step is optional, but adds more flavor)
  • Remove pork from Instant Pot and deglaze bottom of the pot with ½ cup cider vinegar, scraping off any cooked on bits with a wooden spoon.
  • Mix BBQ seasoning together and liberally coat the pork.
  • Place pork back in the Instant Pot and pour BBQ sauce and liquid smoke over meat.
  • Secure lid on Instant Pot, turn venting to "Sealed", and set Pressure Cook for 90 minutes.
  • After 90 minutes carefully release the steam by turning knob to "Venting".
  • Remove the lid, and using two forks, shred the pulled pork.


  • Serve the pulled pork on a hamburger bun and drizzle with additional BBQ sauce as desired.


If you are making BBQ Pulled Pork, you are going to want some Homemade Cole Slaw to go with it! You will love this recipe!


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 998mg | Potassium: 384mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 12mg