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How to Make Instant Pot Pulled Pork

With the perfect balance of sweet and heat, this Instant Pot pulled pork is guaranteed to be a new family favorite dinner. 

How to make instant pot pulled pork

With only a few simple ingredients, you can have pulled pork ready for dinner in no time. Cooking pork, or anything really, in the Instant Pot significantly cuts down on traditional cook time. 

What would have normally taken hours, takes only 45 minutes with this awesome pressure cooker.  Pulled pork usually takes forever to cook on the grill, but I am loving how quickly I can make it in my Instant Pot now!

How to Make Instant Pot Pilled Pork

smithfield pork loin for pulled pork

Start with your favorite pork loin. I used the Smithfield smoked mesquite pork loin, but you can use whatever pork you want for this. 

You will want to cube up the pork loin to start out with. This will make it easier to cook and will make sure it fits in the Instant Pot. 

cubed pork loin

Once it is cubed, place it in the Instant pot on “saute” mode so you can start browning the pork. You should only need to brown the meat for a few minutes, these Instant Pots cook QUICK!

After burning for a few minutes, you will want to use the regular pressure cooking setting. Start by pouring in some orange juice and using a wooden spatula to make sure you get all the browned bits off the bottom of the pot. 

Next, add in the rest of your sauce. You can use whatever you want but I like to use a sweet BBQ sauce, brown sugar, and a splash of apple cider vinegar. 

Cook on high for about 45 minutes. When the cooking time is done, let it sit for about 15 minutes to release the pressure slowly. After 15 minutes, you can turn the valve to allow the rest of the pressure to escape.

When you can, remove your pork from the Instant Pot with some of the sauce. 

Pull apart the pork with two forks. If you think it seems too dry, you can get more sauce out of the Instant Pot. 

Instant pot pulled pork

Then, you are done! You have made Instant Pot pulled pork and can make a plethora of delicious dishes with it! Some of my favorites are pulled pork quesadillas, pulled pork puff pastry, stuffed peppers with pulled pork, and sandwiches with pineapple slaw!

Instant Pot Pulled Pork

With the perfect balance of sweet and heat, this Instant Pot pulled pork is guaranteed to be a new family favorite dinner. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant pot, pressure cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 Pork Loin
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Orange Juice
  • Brown Sugar
  • Apple Cider Vinegar

Instructions

  1. Cube your pork loin and brown in the Instant Pot for about 5 minutes.

  2. Pour a splash of Orange juice into the Instant Pot and use a wooden spatula to get all of the browned bits off of the bottom of the pot.

  3. Add in BBQ sauce, a splash of apple cider vinegar, and a pinch of brown sugar.

  4. Cook on high pressure for 45 minutes.

  5. Let sit for 15 minutes, then release the pressure.

  6. Pull out the pork and some of the sauce, pull it with two forks and enjoy!

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How to Make Instant Pot Pulled Pork

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