This is such an easy healthy Instant Pot Pulled Pork recipe! You’re going to love it! Slightly spicy, moist, juicy and delicious! Sometimes you just need a quick and easy pork recipe that makes a lot and pleases everyone!
- 3 lb pork shoulder roast, Boston Butt or Picnic Shoulder
- kosher salt
- 12 T. homemade bbq sauce (divided) (or look for a low sugar one that has little preservatives such as Annie’s Original BBQ Sauce, Jack Daniel’s Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce or Stubb’s Spicy BBQ Sauce . Be sure to check the nutritional label – different variations contain different amounts of sugar.
- 1 medium onion (I like to use a sweet yellow or white one for this recipe)
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 t. homemade chipotle seasoning or bbq rub seasoning
- 1/2 c. water
- Press, “Sauté,” on Instant Pot.
- Trim visible fat from pork shoulder roast. Cut roast into 3 pieces then salt with kosher salt.
- Brown meat on all sides. Remove from Instant Pot and set aside.
- In a food processor, combine onion and garlic. Chop until fine.
- Add onion mixture to Instant Pot and cook for a few minutes. Turn off pot.
- Add in pork pieces, 4 T. of bbq sauce, homemade chipotle seasoning and water.
- Seal vent. Press manual pressure and cook for 70 min.
- Release pressure when done.
- Remove pork, shred with 2 forks.
- Remove liquid and pour into a fat separator.
- Add some of the liquid (without fat) back into Instant Pot, only if needed for moisture. Add shredded pork. Add in the remaining bbq sauce (8 T.)
- Serve with additional bbq sauce if desired.
If you have the same fat separator as I do, take off the colander top and pour that sauce back into Instant Pot with shredded pork. I hate to waste the sauce on top and the fat has already slipped through the colander.
If you want to do 5 lbs at a time, cook for about 90 minutes in the Instant Pot. You may want to add a few more tablespoons of bbq sauce at the end as well.
Because my family enjoys foods spicy, I like to add a chipotle pepper in 1 tablespoon of adobo sauce. I only use one pepper, sometimes two chipotle peppers in adobo sauce – definitely not the whole can!