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Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Want pulled pork but don’t have time to wait for 8 hours in the slow cooker? Try instant pot pulled pork. With a few simple ingredients and 60 minutes, your instant pot pulled pork will be ready to serve as soon as you’re ready to eat.


  • 1 (2 pound) pork shoulder, boneless
  • Kosher salt, as needed
  • Black pepper, ground, as needed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth


  1. Season pork with salt and pepper.
  2. Set Instant Pot to Sauté. When setting reads HOT, add oil.
  3. Add pork and brown on all sides, about 3 minutes per side.
  4. Cancel Sauté setting.
  5. Add vegetable broth, close lid with pressure vent closed and set Instant Pot to Meat/Stew. Let cook 60 minutes, then allow pressure to release naturally.
  6. Open lid, remove pork to bowl and shred with two forks.
  7. To serve: Pulled pork can be used on sandwiches, salads, pasta, etc.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): National Pork Board