Make this easy Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork recipe in your Instant Pot and have tender BBQ pulled pork in half the time!

Make BBQ pulled pork in less than time with this easy Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork recipe. If you have an Insta-pot or any pressure cooker this pulled pork recipe is for you! Just put the pork and sauce in the pressure cooker, set and forget. When the timer goes off you have tender BBQ pulled pork that is perfect for sandwiches and sliders!

Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork

I love a good BBQ pulled pork but I rarely have the time to make it. This Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork is a total time-saver. You can use your Instant Pot to make perfectly tender pulled pork in about an hour and a half. Add your favorite BBQ sauce and dinner is served.

This easy pulled pork recipe is also great for summer parties, game day parties, and pot lucks. Make a big batch, grab a bag of slider buns, and you’re ready to feed a crowd.

Note: This post contains affiliate links. That means if you click a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Thank you!Make BBQ pulled pork in half the time with this easy Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork recipe. If you have an Insta-pot or any pressure cooker this pulled pork recipe is for you! Just put the pork and sauce in the pressure cooker, set and forget. When the timer goes off you have tender BBQ pulled pork that is perfect for sandwiches and sliders!

How Does a Pressure Cooker Work?

A pressure cooker uses pressure to cook your ingredients evenly and quickly. You place your ingredients in the pot, fasten the lid on tight, and wait. The pressure cooker heats up and the trapped steam increases the internal pressure and allows the temperature to rise. In a fraction of the time you have beautifully cooked recipes and you find yourself wondering why you don’t do this more often ;).

Using an Instant Pot is super easy but if you’re new to using one check out our How to Use an Instant Pot guide for a quick overview before you get started.

Electric Pressure Cooker vs Stove top Pressure Cooker

Pulled pork in a slow cooker usually takes about 4 hours, maybe more, but I made this pressure cooker pulled pork in an hour and a half. Pretty awesome right?  Now, before we get to the recipe I want to start by saying I use an Instant Pot for this recipe which is an electric pressure cooker. In general electric pressure cookers are a little less powerful than a stove top pressure cooker. An electric pressure cooker usually reaches about 9 PSI (pressure per square inch) on high and a stove top pressure cooker usually reaches about 15 PSI on high so the times I am going to give you are for an electric pressure cooker and you might want to adjust your times if you are using a stove top version.

How to Make BBQ Pulled Pork in your Instant Pot or Pressure cooker

  1. Cut pork shoulder in half so you have two 1 pound pieces.
  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients together and rub them on to the pork.
  3. Place pork into the pressure cooker and add BBQ sauce and water.
  4. Fasten the lid in place and cook on high for 1 hour.
  5. When the hour is up let the pressure cooker do a natural release (15 – 20 minutes).
  6. Remove the meat from the pressure cooker and shred the pork. Add more BBQ sauce to the meat if desired.

Make BBQ pulled pork in half the time with this easy Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork recipe. If you have an Insta-pot or any pressure cooker this pulled pork recipe is for you! Just put the pork and sauce in the pressure cooker, set and forget. When the timer goes off you have tender BBQ pulled pork that is perfect for sandwiches and sliders!

The meat comes out so tender and full of flavor!! Drain off the extra liquid and then shredded it right in the pot. Guys, I’m telling you it was good enough to eat right then but I did add a little more of my homemade BBQ sauce because my gang loves saucy pulled pork!

Serve this with a little coleslaw on the side, or on a bun with coleslaw on top. I’ve even used it for awesome pulled pork sliders for game day! However you eat it I know you’re going to love it and you’re going to love how easy your pressure cooker makes it to get dinner on the table!

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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 35 mins

Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork

Make BBQ pulled pork in half the time with this easy Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork recipe.
Make BBQ pulled pork in less than time with this easy Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork recipe. If you have an Insta-pot or any pressure cooker this pulled pork recipe is for you! Just put the pork and sauce in the pressure cooker, set and forget. When the timer goes off you have tender BBQ pulled pork that is perfect for sandwiches and sliders!
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut pork shoulder in half so you have two 1 pound pieces.
  • Mix all of the dry ingredients together and rub them on to the pork.
  • Place pork into the pressure cooker and add BBQ sauce and water.
  • Lock the lid in place and turn the valve to SEALING. Set to HIGH pressure for 1 hour. 
  • When the timer goes off let the pressure cooker do a natural release for 20 minutes. Then turn valve to VENTING and release any remaining pressure before removing the lid. 
  • Remove the meat from the pressure cooker and shred the pork. Add more BBQ sauce to the meat if desired.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Note: Nutritional information will vary based on the BBQ sauce you choose to use. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 344kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 97mg, Sodium: 842mg, Potassium: 437mg, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 1%, Vitamin C: 1.3%, Calcium: 4.3%, Iron: 10.4%
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Main dish
Keyword: bbq pulled pork, instant pot pork recipe, pulled pork recipe

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