Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Recipe

Easy Instant Pot pork shoulder recipe you will love. Amazing barbecue pulled pork sandwiches made in your pressure cooker that even my little one loves.

instant pot pork shoulder recipeIf you loved pulled pork sandwiches, here is a really easy Instant Pot pork shoulder recipe you will love! You can use pre-made barbecue sauce as the base or whip up a quick one with the recipe I have here. Mix up a bit of sweet and savory rub for your pork shoulder and it is done, fall off the bone (if there is one) meat in just 90 minutes. This is why I love my Instant Pot so much. This would take all day normally, and usually does when I make my bbq pulled pork crockpot recipe, but not any longer. Let me show you just how easy these pulled pork sandwiches are to make, it’s one of our favorite Instant Pot recipes.

We just had this tonight and it was amazing!! I bet you have all the ingredients in your house already, other than the pork shoulder so it’s really easy to throw together once you have that. If you want a really quick way you can just use bottled barbecue sauce and a bottled already made rub but I have an even better homemade recipe below that is super quick too. I love using my Instant Pot because I can have a great dinner ready in usually less than 30 minutes flat. This one takes 90 minutes (for a 5 lb. piece of meat left whole and uncut) to get it to as tender as you want it for sandwiches but that is a mere fraction of the time it would take in the oven, slow cooker, smoker or on the bbq. Put some on a bun topped with cole slaw and it’s a fantastic meal. Here’s the recipe.

Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Recipe

instant pot pork shoulder recipe
Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 45 mins
Easy Instant Pot pork shoulder recipe you will love. Amazing barbecue pulled pork sandwiches made in your pressure cooker that even my little one loves.
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: The Typical Mom
  • 1 Pork shoulder, 4-5 lbs.
  • 1/2 c apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 c ketchup
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 c brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt, used Lawry's
  • cole slaw optional
  • buns
  1. Mix together your ketchup, vinegar, and worcestershire sauce and set aside. Mix together your spices and then rub it into your pork shoulder, top and bottom. Put your pork shoulder into your Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Pour the sauce you made over your piece of pork and set your IP to manual, pressure, high, for 90 minutes (for 5 pounds this made it very easy to shred and tender, smaller pcs. time will be shorter). Close steam valve. When done do a slow release on your steam valve and carefully lift lid. Shred pork with 2 forks and serve on buns with coleslaw for sandwiches.

Everyone in our family loves this quick Instant Pot pork recipe, even my little one and a friend who popped over to visit. It is great during the summertime when you don’t want to heat up your oven or use your bbq. Just pop it into your pressure cooker and it’s done in no time.

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6 Responses to Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Recipe

  1. Great receipe!
    Just a heads up, in the written instructions it does not say when to add the wet ingredients. I watched the video to be sure and found the answer but it might be helpful to update the written part.

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