Quick and easy meals - instant pot pulled pork

Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot pulled pork, pulled pork recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Natural Release: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 456kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
This Instant Pot Pulled Pork Recipe is perfectly seasoned and delicious on tacos, sandwiches or on its own. So easy to make & ready in just one hour! 
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  • 4 pound pork butt
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 cup water


  • Combine light brown sugar, paprika, cumin, Kosher salt, ground pepper and garlic powder in a small bowl.
  • Trim pork butt of excess fat, rinse and pat dry. Rub brown sugar mixture on pork.
  • Heat vegetable oil in Instant Pot on saute.
  • Add pork, browning on all sides. If your pork butt doesn't fit, cut it into 2-3 pieces and work in batches.
  • In another bowl, whisk together ketchup,apple cider vinegar, worcestershire sauce, dried minced onion and water.
  • Pour over pork in the inner pot.
  • Lock lid in place and set vent to "sealed". Change function to Manual, high pressure and set for 60 minutes.
  • Use the natural release function. Remove and shred using two forks.
  • You can return pork to the leftover sauce or you can ladle it out, skim the fat off and blend it with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water to thicken.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back to let us know how it was! 


Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 1483mg | Potassium: 1127mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 4.3mg