Pulled Pork
If you’ve ever wanted to just throw a hunk of meat in your Instant Pot and end up with tasty, lip-smackin’ barbecue pulled pork, meet your new favorite recipe.
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 1tbsp brown sugarlight or dark
  • 1tbsp onion powder
  • 1tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2tsp ground cumin
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1tsp black pepper
  • 3 to 4lbs boneless pork shoulder or buttcut into 1 lb segments (you can also use country-style ribs)
  • 1tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 large Spanish onionquartered, or yellow
  • 2cups Coca-Cola or Dr Pepper
  • 1cup barbecue sauceuse your favorite
  • Potato rolls or hamburger bunsfor serving
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  2. Brush the pork with the liquid smoke and then roll in the bowl with the spices to coat. Set aside.
  3. Place the onion wedges in the Instant Pot, round sides down. Add the soda and lay the pork pieces on top of the onion.
  4. Secure the lid, move the valve to the sealing position, and hit Manual or Pressure Cook on High Pressure for 60 minutes. When done, allow a 10-minute natural release, followed by a quick release.
  5. Transfer the pork and onion to a mixing bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup of the juices from the pot and discard the rest.
  6. Shred the pork and onion with a pair of forks or a hand mixer, and mix in the reserved juices and barbecue sauce before serving with some slaw in rolls or buns.
Recipe Notes

Jeff’s Tip: If you like your pork spicy, feel free to add some sriracha, chili powder, or Cajun/Creole seasoning. Or make it Hawaiian style with a mango barbecue sauce!