Slow Cooked Pulled Pork
Servings Prep Time
6-8servings 20minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6-8servings 20minutes
Cook Time
  • 4lbs pork shoulder
  • 3tbsp brown sugar
  • 1tsp pepper
  • 1tbsp salt
  • 1tsp onion powder
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1tsp soy sauce
  • 2cups chicken broth
  • 1cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 onionpeeled and quartered
  • 1 carrotcut into 3 large pieces
  • 1 celery ribcut into 3 large pieces
  • 1 garlic headcut in half
  1. Trim fat from pork shoulder and cut into 4 large pieces, roughly the same size.
  2. In a bowl combine the brown sugar, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Rub the mixture over the pork shoulder and coat evenly.
  3. Add 2 tbsp olive oil to the inner pot and select SAUTE – 30 minutes and press START. Once the pot is hot, add 2 pieces of the pork and sear each side of the pork for 2 minutes each side. Remove pork and set aside on a plate. Repeat with remaining pork pieces.
  4. Once pork is seared and removed from pot, press CANCEL and add 2 cups chicken broth. Use a wooden spoon and deglaze the bottom of the pot, scrapping up all the bits from the bottom of the pot.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot; BBQ sauce, soy sauce, onion, carrot, celery and garlic.
  6. Place pork pieces in the pot and push them down into the liquid. Secure lid and set to VENT. Select SLOW COOK – HIGH for 8 hours and press START.
  7. When the cooking time is complete, remove pork and shred in a large bowl. Add BBQ sauce as desired or use the juice from the inner pot to dress the meat.
Recipe Notes

Chef’s Tip: Serve pulled pork on toasted buns topped with a creamy coleslaw!