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Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

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This 5 ingredient juicy and tender Instant Pot BBQ pulled pork recipe is packed with flavor and so versatile. Definitely a go to recipe and one you have to try.

instant pot bbq pulled pork

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Ok, I don’t know about you, but I love me some good BBQ pulled pork. I mean tender, juicy pork slathered in delicious BBQ sauce and served with so many different options. Perfect for an easy lunch or dinner or to share with family and friends.

Pulled pork definitely calls in summer vibes, but the great thing about this recipe is it’s made in the Instant Pot. That’s right, this handy dandy electric pressure cooker that has taken home kitchens by storm.

maika'i organic everyday bbq sauce

You can also use the Instant pot or pressure cooker to make traditional kālua pig.

What used to take hours to make can now be made in a little over an hour and all you need is 5 simple ingredients.

Ingredients for Instant Pot BBQ pulled pork

  • Pork butt
  • Chicken broth
  • Maika’i Organic Everyday BBQ Sauce
  • Coleslaw mix
  • Hamburger buns
  • And of course pantry staples salt, pepper, and cooking oil of choice
instant pot bbq pulled pork ingredients

Substitutions

  • You can also use pork shoulder or roast for this recipe.
  • Swap out chicken broth for beef broth or any other broth flavor you choose.

We’re keeping this recipe simple. Ready made ingredients and simple pantry staples you likely already have at home.

Tips for delicious BBQ pulled pork

  • Season your meat. This recipe is keeping seasoning simple, but you can always add other herbs and spices if you’d like.
  • Sear the pork. Searing helps lock in flavor and create an extra layer of flavor. Trust me you won’t want to skip this step.
  • Pull the pork. I use two forks, but you can also use a meat claw or a handy trick is using a hand mixer or stand mixer. Quicker and it does all the work for you.
  • Be sure to have a great BBQ sauce. I mean this is BBQ pulled pork right?
bbq pulled pork in the instant pot

This can also be made in the slow cooker or on the stove top as well.

How to serve Instant Pot BBQ pulled pork?

  • On a bun. Make yourself a sandwich, top with coleslaw, and drizzle over your BBQ sauce. Portable, on the go, and utensil free.
  • With sticky white rice. Turn this into your next dinner. Perfect for large or small portions.
  • In tacos. Another great utensil free option. Customize your toppings to your liking.

How to store?

The best thing about pulled pork is the option to store it for later. Place in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator or freezer.

instant pot bbq pulled pork shredded on a cutting board

How long will it keep?

BBQ pulled pork that has been stored in an airtight container will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or in the freezer for 2-3 months. Perfect for meal prepping.

Other great Instant Pot recipes

How to make Instant Pot BBQ pulled pork

  1. Set a 6 quart Instant Pot to saute mode.
  2. To a large bowl add pork butt, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine.
  3. Add cooking oil of choice to the Instant Pot. Add half the pork to the Instant Pot and brown on all sides. Remove pork and set aside. Repeat with remaining pork.
  4. Return pork to the Instant Pot and add chicken broth and Maika’i Organic Everyday BBQ Sauce.
  5. Close the lid and set to sealing. Cook on manual high pressure for 50 minutes. Allow 10 minutes natural pressure release.
  6. Once the pin has dropped, open the lid and shred with a fork.
  7. Place pulled pork on a hamburger bun and top with coleslaw. ENJOY!
instant pot bbq pulled pork

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This 5 ingredient juicy and tender Instant Pot BBQ pulled pork recipe is packed with flavor and so versatile. Definitely a go to recipe and one you have to try.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds pork butt, cubed
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooking oil of choice
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup Maika’i Organic Everyday BBQ Sauce
  • 1 package coleslaw mix
  • 8 hamburger buns

Instructions

  1. Set a 6 quart Instant Pot to saute mode.
  2. To a large bowl add pork butt, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine.
  3. Add cooking oil of choice to the Instant Pot. Add half the pork to the Instant Pot and brown on all sides. Remove pork and set aside. Repeat with remaining pork.
  4. Return pork to the Instant Pot and add chicken broth and Maika’i Organic Everyday BBQ Sauce.
  5. Close the lid and set to sealing. Cook on manual high pressure for 50 minutes. Allow 10 minutes natural pressure release.
  6. Once the pin has dropped, open the lid and shred with a fork.
  7. Place pulled pork on a hamburger bun and top with coleslaw. ENJOY!

Notes

*This recipe will also work in the 3 or 8 quart Instant Pot.

*Use pork butt, shoulder, or roast for this recipe.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 533Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 849mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 31g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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By on May 1st, 2021

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Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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