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Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

This easy recipe for Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork uses pork shoulder or pork butt roast to make the best slow cooker pork sandwich

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Chill Time 8 hours
Total Time 9 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author My Farmhouse Table


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 lb Boneless Pork Butt Roast
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3/4 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce


  1. In a small bowl combine; brown sugar, salt, pepper, ground mustard, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder.

  2. Cut pork roast into 3-4 even chunks.

  3. Coat pork with dry rub and then put into a resealable container or bag. Refrigerate for a couple hours or overnight.

  4. When ready to cook, turn on the Instant Pot saute function. Heat olive oil in Instant Pot bowl and then sear pork, turning until all sides are browned.

  5. Remove pork to a plate, pour in chicken broth and using a spoon scrape the bottom of the bowl to release any stuck on bits of food. Cancel Saute function.

  6. Stir in Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke. Then add in seared pork.

  7. Secure Instant Pot lid and turn the valve to sealing. Turn on Manual mode and cook for 30 minutes.

  8. Once cooked, let pressure release naturally for 15-20 minutes.

  9. Remove pork from Instant Pot and shred with 2 forks. Stir in your favorite BBQ sauce and/or use the cooking juices.

  10. Serve on buns.