Try the most delicious, melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork sandwiches, made easily and without hassle in your Instant Pot®--an absolute family favorite!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 25 mins
additional:
40 mins
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk smoked paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper together in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Add pork and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat oil and cook pork in batches until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour in barbeque sauce and water. Close and lock the lid; select Manual function and set timer for 60 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock and remove lid; transfer pork to a separate plate. Reselect Saute function and simmer sauce until thickened, about 10 minutes. Shred pork with 2 two forks; mix with sauce.

  • Slice bread rolls in half and fill with pulled pork; cover with tops.

Nutrition Facts

987 calories; protein 55.6g 111% DV; carbohydrates 144.4g 47% DV; fat 5g 8% DV; cholesterol 159.1mg 53% DV; sodium 1473mg 59% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2018
Want to suggest an Instant Pot technique. To be with, I don't like pulled pork that is soggy, that has to be drained. I prefer it somewhat dry. So I used everything included here but instead of BBQ sauce, I used about a cup of vinegar and cup of beef broth. But most important, I put the insert in and placed the meat on top of it so it is not soaking in liquid. Then I lifted it out and shredded the pork in a bowl and added a small amount of liquid back it. Much more control. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/24/2019
didn't make this but , 987calories ???? Is it worth it? I've never eaten anything with that many calories that didn't include choc and ice cream Read More
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  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2018
Want to suggest an Instant Pot technique. To be with, I don't like pulled pork that is soggy, that has to be drained. I prefer it somewhat dry. So I used everything included here but instead of BBQ sauce, I used about a cup of vinegar and cup of beef broth. But most important, I put the insert in and placed the meat on top of it so it is not soaking in liquid. Then I lifted it out and shredded the pork in a bowl and added a small amount of liquid back it. Much more control. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2018
Used apple cider vinegar instead of water, used standard 3 lbs pork shoulder roast and cut the fat before cooking. Tasted better than usual. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2018
This was simple and tasty. I used a 3 lb pork loin but kept the ingredients the same except for using 1/2 T smoked paprika which I think was plenty. I only cut the pork into 2 large pieces not into chunks. I really liked the spices in the rub. (I used 1/2 t garlic powder as suggested by a reviewer.) I would cut back on the water next time as I had a lot of liquid that I had to drain. Also mine wasn't burned but the meat was getting very dark and starting to get a tad dry. I would cut the time to 50-55 minutes next time. And I'm sure I'll make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2018
The ingredients do not list garlic powder, but the directions do. I added about a teaspoon. The flavor is good and my husband likes it, but it doesn't taste like real pulled pork made in a smoker. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2018
First time using the Instant Pot for pulled pork and it came out Fabulous! The pork was juicy and tender! Will make again! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2020
This was wonderful. But it left out the amount of garlic powder which was mentioned in the directions. I used a 4 pound pork loin which was actually two smaller loins, and printed out the recipe for 6 servings. I used the same amount of garlic powder as salt. I use smoked paprika a lot in recipes since I need a low sodium diet and make my own barbeque sauce using smoked paprika, low-sodium ketchup, mustard, vinegar, brown sugar, and other spices. I was afraid that it would be too watery with the extra water added, but when I pulled it apart after cooking FOR 20 MINUTES (not an hour) and added the juice back, it was wonderful just sitting and marinating in the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2018
I made this almost as written my only change was I used a larger piece of pork 5-6 lbs. I kept all measurements the same and used 1tsp garlic powder since it is not listed. I also used Jack Daniels BBQ sauce. My family enjoyed the BBQ and were surprised it came out of my pressure cooker. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2019
I cut back on Paprika and water substituted the water for Apple cider vinegar as a few reviews said. I added Garlic Salt 1tsp to the ingredients as they were left out of the list. It's good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2020
You need to add all the water because if you don t you get the burn error. It was not soggy at all if you sautéed the sauce at the end like it says. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/24/2019
didn't make this but , 987calories ???? Is it worth it? I've never eaten anything with that many calories that didn't include choc and ice cream Read More