Rating: 4 stars
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

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

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 25 mins
additional:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 80 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; carbohydrates 144.4g; fat 5g; cholesterol 159.1mg; sodium 1473mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (22)

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
(12)

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
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 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
(12)
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
(6)
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
(4)
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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
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2020
This was wonderful and easy. I am on a low-sodium diet so I skipped the salt and substituted garlic powder instead. The smoked paprika is a must! DO NOT use regular paprika or you won't get that smokey flavor that is essential for barbeque. I make my own barbeque sauce. This is a VERY good recipe! It's a keeper. Read More
(2)
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
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2019
pretty tasty but not as good as a pork butt or shoulder Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2018
So easy to make using an Instant Pot! The directions call for garlic powder, but it is not listed in the ingredients (I used 1/2 tsp). We were happy with how this turned out. The only adjustment I'd make is to cut down on the smoked paprika a bit, maybe to 1/2 Tbls. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(1)
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