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Instant Pot® Asian-Style Pulled Pork

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"The Asian flavors in this pulled pork are a great change from standard BBQ pulled pork. Easy to do in the Instant Pot® or adaptable for a slow cooker. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds. Great over rice, noodles, wrapped in leaf lettuce, or in rice paper wraps."
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1 h 25 m servings 214
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Combine pork, beef broth, mushrooms, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, honey, garlic, sesame oil, ginger, red pepper, and Chinese five-spice powder in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)). Close and lock the lid.
  2. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 35 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  3. Let sit for 15 minutes before releasing pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Remove the pork using a slotted spoon and place in a separate bowl. Set aside.
  4. Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl and add to the pressure cooker. Select Saute function. Bring to a boil and cook until sauce has thickened, about 3 minutes. Select Warm function.
  5. Shred the pork using 2 forks to pull apart; mix with sauce. Top with green onions and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 214 calories; 13.7 7.8 14.6 52 510 Full nutrition

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Flavor is EXCELLENT and such a nice change from BBQ. Execution ...not so much. I made exactly as written and 35 minutes is not nearly enough time. The pork was tough as leather and even bloody i...