Instant Pot Pulled Pork

One of my very favorite things to make for dinner during the summer is Pulled Pork. 
It is a great summer meal & you don't have to use your oven!
I usually make it in my Crock Pot, but I haven't used it since I got my Instant Pot last Fall!
I know several of you got an Instant Pot on Amazon Prime Day, so I thought this would be the perfect time to share this recipe! It is super easy to make & delicious. Making it in the Instant Pot takes an hour, where if you made it in a Slow Cooker, it would take 6-8 hours!
Here is what you need:
 - 4 pounds of pork shoulder or pork butt (I use boneless)
- 3 T brown sugar
- 2 T smoked paprika
- 1 T ground cumin
- 1 T salt
- 2 T ground pepper
BBQ Sauce

Cut the pork into 4 or 5 pieces and trim the excess fat:
 Place the pork in a gallon ziplock:
 In a small bowl, add the brown sugar, smoked paprika, ground cumin, salt & pepper:
 Mix together. This is your dry rub.
 Add the dry rub to the ziplock. Seal the ziplock and shake until the pork is coated.
 You can do this step the night before or the morning you make it if you want more flavor. Or, you can do this right before you cook it in the Instant Pot. Totally up to you & your schedule :)
Place the pork in your Instant Pot:
 Add 1 cup of BBQ sauce and put the lid on & turn the vent to sealing.
 Cook on Manual High Pressure for 60 minutes.
 Let it to do a natural release for 10-15 minutes. Then do a manual release if needed. Your pork will be ready to shred! I shred it right in the Instant Pot.
Or, you can take it out, shred it and then put it back int the Instant Pot.
You might have a lot of fat/grease in your sauce depending on how much you trimmed off, so you can always discard it and then add more BBQ sauce if needed.
 I serve my Pulled Pork on Kaiser Buns with Brocolli Slaw.

I like Brocolli Slaw better than regular coleslaw made with cabbage, to each their own :)
 For the brocolli slaw, I just buy the pre-packaged broccoli slaw from Trader Joe's or Safeway and then just add Coleslaw dressing & some ground pepper. I usually use the Marie's brand found in the refrigerate section of the store in the produce/salad area near all the refrigerated salad dressings.
 I usually serve this with sliced watermelon or a fruit salad.
This is a delicious recipe and full of flavor.
If you don't have an Instant Pot, you can still use this recipe, but just cook it in your Crock pot on low for 6-8 hours.
And, it serves a crowd! Pulled pork is on of my go-to recipes when we have pool parties or BBQ's in the summer. I think I've made Pulled Pork for every single one of Luke's birthday parties & I plan on having it on the menu for his party again this year :)

If want more of my Instant Pot recipes, here are 2 of my favorite ones that are perfect for the summer.

Instant Pot Spicy Shredded Pork Tacos:

Instant Pot Easiest Dinner Ever

Also, I plan on updating my Recipe Box and making separate section for my Instant Pot recipes since I have almost 10 of them now. Stay tuned!

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  1. We love pulled pork...was hoping you would post an IP Pulled Pork recipe!
    Going to make it this weekend!

  2. I love my Instant Pot too!! Can't wait to try your pulled pork recipe!


  3. Mel, this looks so delicious. I almost bought and Instant Pot on Prime day but just wasn't sure I'd use it. I may end up still getting one though, especially if you keep posting all these yummy recipes. Have a great weekend!



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