This Instant Pot pulled pork is out of this world delicious and tender. The recipe is super easy and hands-off, thanks to the Instant Pot pressure cooker, and uses only THREE ingredients. This is the most tender, flavorful pulled pork we’ve ever had. And we’re from Memphis!
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- This pulled pork is SO tender and easy to make!
- There are Whole30, paleo, low-carb, and keto options for this recipe.
- It’s perfect for entertainment purposes. Hello, BBQ parties.
- This pulled pork made in the IP is perfect for some classic barbecue sandwiches or nachos, too.
Whole30 and Paleo Options
This recipe can be made Whole30 or paleo compliant by using a barbecue sauce that has no sugar added, like this one.
For Keto or Low-Carb
Use a sugar-free BBQ sauce! I have an AMAZING barbecue sauce here.
- This recipe works best if you shred with two forks. Trust me, I tried with a hand mixer. Can we say messy? Oh, yeah.
- It is super important to cook the pork WITH the barbecue sauce in the IP. Tender flavors all the way!
- Serve with our healthy coleslaw recipe, toasted hamburger buns, and homemade pickles which can be found here.
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- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 tablespoon salt according to taste
- 4 pounds pork shoulder roast cut into 4 equal pieces (we used a steak ready boneless pork shoulder cut, and we cut 4 lb off the bone (small bone) and saved the rest)
- 1 ½ – 2 cups barbecue sauce 2 for really saucy
- 8 hamburger buns split and toasted
- 2 tablespoons butter or as needed
- Instant Pot
- Heat oil in Instant Pot over sauté mode. Add pork and brown on each side, turning. Top pork with salt and barbecue sauce.
- Cover the ingredients and secure IP lid into the locking position. Cook on Manual High 40 minutes. Let the steam naturally release for ten minutes, then open the lid and shred (way easier to shred with two forks).
- Turn on sauté mode to absorb barbecue sauce. Serve as desired! We served this pulled pork with hamburger buns, coleslaw, and butter. Toast buns in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about five minutes or until they have a nice golden color.
- Be sure to cut the roast into 4 pieces.
- Shred the pulled pork with two forks.
- For Whole30, keto, paleo, or low-carb options, use compliant barbecue sauce.
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