Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Instant Pot Pulled Pork

A luscious tangle of pulled pork from the Instant Pot! In a fraction of the time.


  • 1 four to five pounds pork shoulder, cut into large 4 inch chunks
  • Rib rub to taste, as much or as little, recommend about 1/2 cup
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 2 cups water


Rub Pork Shoulder with rib rub, wrap and rest overnight in the refrigerator if time allows. Add rack and 2 cups water to the Instant Pot. Add chunks pork shoulder on top of rack. Sprinkle with liquid smoke.

Seal the Instant Pot and set to high pressure, 55 minutes. When finished, allow to go to keep warm function and use a natural release, about 15 to 20 minutes.

If time allows, remove the liner with the pork and allow pork to cool to just warm in the juices (this step is optional but does make for very succulent pulled pork.)

Strain the pork over a bowl to catch juices. Shred pork with two large forks or you preferred method. Add about a cup of the juices back in with the pork.

Serve on buns with your favorite barbecue sauce.


Save the juices and fat if you have a later use for them. The fat separates easily from the juices after it hardens in the refrigerator.

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