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Instant Pot Pulled Pork

This Instant Pot Pulled Pork recipe tastes like it’s been simmering away all day, but it’s ready in a fraction of the time! It’s so delicious and versatile that you’ll want to make it a regular on your menu plan.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 25 mins
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Instant Pot, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Pulled Pork
Servings: 6
Calories: 412kcal


  • 4 lb pork shoulder roast
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 Tsp thyme
  • Hamburger Buns



  • Dice onion
  • Mix together garlic, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, chicken broth, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, chili powder and thyme.
  • Place pork shoulder in Instant Pot.
  • Pour onions over the top of the pork shoulder.
  • Pour sauce over the top of that.
  • Close lid and valve of Instant Pot.
  • Cook on Manual/Pressure Cook, high pressure for 75 minutes. Natural release.
  • Remove meat and shred with 2 forks.
  • Mix in some of the sauce to moisten it and/or add extra BBQ sauce until it's the desired moisture and sauce coverage.
  • Serve on buns.


Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 784mg | Potassium: 857mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 523IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3mg