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Instant Pot Barbecue Pulled Pork

Enjoy tender pulled pork in a fraction of the time with a quick and easy recipe for Instant Pot Barbecue Pulled Pork.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Servings 8 servings


  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 Tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • 1 (3-pound) boneless pork shoulder, trimmed and quartered
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 2 cups homemade or store-bought barbecue sauce


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, mustard powder, brown sugar and 2 teaspoons kosher salt. Rub the spice mixture all over the pork shoulder pieces. 
  • Place the pork shoulder, apple cider vinegar, 2 cups water and liquid smoke in the Instant Pot. 
  • Set it on the “Pressure Cook” setting for 60 minutes and close the lid.
  • Once the pork is done cooking, transfer it onto a cutting board. Using two forks, shred the pork into pieces then transfer it to a large bowl and stir in the barbecue sauce. Serve it immediately or refrigerate it, covered, until ready to serve.
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