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Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

Super juicy and tender, fall-apart tender Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork with slow cooker option. Easy to make and totally delicious, this is the perfect year-round recipe for bbq pork lovers! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 people
Calories 605kcal
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 3 pound pork shoulder cut into 4 large chunks
  • 1 can coca cola may sub dr pepper or root beer
  • 2 ½ cups bbq sauce see note
  • cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 6 hamburger buns for serving

Instructions

Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker

  • Add pork to a lightly greased pressure cooker/instant pot. Pour coca cola over the pork. 
  • Stir together 2 cups bbq sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, and onion powder. Pour over pork. 
  • Place lid on the pressure cooker, sliding into the locked position. Set to pressure cook for 45 minutes. Do a natural release for 10 minutes, then turn valve to the vent position. Once float valve has dropped, remove lid.
  • Use two forks to shred pork into small chunks. Use a slotted spoon to transfer pork to a bowl (discard liquid from pressure cooker) and stir remaining 1/2 cup bbq sauce with shredded pork. 
  • Serve pulled pork on hamburger buns. Optional sandwich toppings to take your pulled pork to the next level: mayo, extra bbq sauce, and cole slaw. 

Slow Cooker

  • Follow the instructions for preparation for Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker, but to use a slow cooker, cover, and cook on low for 6 hours before shredding pork. 

Notes

Pro Tip: My favorite tip for choosing bbq sauce is to pick two different flavors - like a sweet + smoky, or a sweet + spicy. I love the depth of flavor it adds to the pork when you use two different kinds of bbq sauce together.
From Frozen: If using frozen pork that has not been cut into four chunks, increase pressure cooking time to 1 hr 20 mins to yield fully cooked, very tender pork. 

Nutrition

Calories: 605kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1551mg | Potassium: 843mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 4mg