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2 bbq pulled pork sandwiches
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5 from 9 votes

Instant Pot Pulled Pork Recipe

This Instant Pot Pulled Pork is packed with fall apart tender pork and a tangy homemade BBQ sauce. It's a quick, easy, healthy, and absolutely DELICIOUS weeknight dinner!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq sauce, easy dinner, instant pot recipe
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 294kcal


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder


  • In a small bowl whisk together ketchup, honey, worcestershire sauce, vinegar, paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, mustard powder, and salt. SEE NOTES below before pouring this into instant pot.
  • Pour half into a greased Instant Pot.
  • Place in pork.
  • Pour remaining sauce over pork.
  • Cover and lock the lid (make sure the steam releasing handle is pointing to sealing).
  • Cook on manual HIGH pressure for 90 minutes.
  • Once finished, use the quick release method to open.
  • Shred pork with two forks and serve!
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Not in the original recipe, but some people were having trouble with pressure, so you CAN try adding 1/2 cup water and adjusting seasonings from there. :)
I definitely recommend adding the water if you're not completely comfortable with your Instant Pot! :) 


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 946mg | Potassium: 821mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2.4mg