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Instant Pot pulled pork on a hamburger bun with BBQ sauce

Amazing Instant Pot Pulled Pork

The most popular recipe on my entire site, The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork, is now converted for the pressure cooker! If you love the original then make sure to try out the quick and easy Amazing Instant Pot Pulled Pork!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 180kcal


  • 4 pound pork shoulder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika try smoked paprika for more of that smoked flavor
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ cup water


  • Cut pork into 3-4 pieces
  • Mix together all of the dried spices and rub into all sides of the pork
  • Place vinegar and water in bottom of Instant Pot and add pork
  • Cover, seal and set to high pressure for 60 minutes
  • Allow natural pressure release until pin drops then release any remaining pressure
  • Remove pork and shred
  • Add back a little of the juice from pot if desired and discard the remainder (don't use too much or pork will become soggy)


Feel free to use bone-in or boneless pork shoulder.
For slow cooker version, click here.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 421mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 780IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.7mg