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Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Shared by: Lauren De Vries (Ontario Pork Producer)

Lauren’s farm family enjoys this easy, Instant Pot pulled pork on buns with maple brown beans and coleslaw, but they also recommend using any leftovers on pizza, tucked into grilled cheese sandwiches or in quesadillas. Pulled pork poutine and nachos are also big favourites!

Prepping Time:

10 minutes

Cooking Time:

1 hour, 40 minutes

# of Servings:

Serves 12-16

Prepping Time:

10 minutes

Cooking Time:

1 hour, 40 minutes

# of Servings:

Serves 12-16

Ingredients:

  • 1 boneless butt or shoulder Ontario pork roast (~4 lb/2 kg)
  • 1 pkg (24 g) taco seasoning (see tip)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) water
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) apple cider vinegar
  • 1 bottle (425 mL) barbecue sauce (approx)

Cooking instructions:

  1. Pat pork dry with paper towel and cut into 4 equal chunks. Sprinkle all over with taco seasoning.

  2. Place rack in Instant Pot and place pork chunks on top of rack. Add water and vinegar to the pot. Lock lid and set pressure release valve to sealing.

  3. Set Instant Pot to manual pressure cook; set to high for 1 hour and 20 minutes. When cooking finishes; let the pressure release naturally for 20 minutes, then release any remaining steam by moving the pressure release valve to venting. Press cancel and open lid.

  4. Remove pork to a large bowl, leaving any juices behind and pull pork apart with 2 forks or alternatively, place in a bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment to pull apart the pork (do not overmix). Add enough of the juices to moisten as necessary.

  5. Stir in barbecue sauce to your desired sauciness. Serve right away or keep warm on slow cooker setting in Instant Pot or in a slow cooker.

  6. Be sure to enjoy pulled pork leftovers on pizza, tucked into grilled cheese or quesadillas. Pulled pork poutine and nachos are also a big favourite!
Tip: Make your own Taco Seasoning: Combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and chili powder to create your own taco seasoning. You will need 3 tbsp (45 mL).

Ontario Pork producer Dave DeVries has been farming all his life. His wife Lauren is a primary school teacher. Together, they look after a busy farm and four children.

Nutritional Information

The following nutritionals are based on one (1) serving:

Calories: 320

Protein: 25g

Sugar: 10g

Fat: 17g

Saturated Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 90mg

Sodium: 650mg

Calcium: 10mg

Carbohydrates: 15g

Fibre: 1g

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Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Lauren’s farm family enjoys pulled pork on buns with maple brown beans and coleslaw, but they also recommend using any leftovers on pizza, tucked into grilled cheese sandwiches or in quesadillas. Pulled pork poutine and nachos are also big favourites!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: Instant Pot Pulled Pork, Instant Pot Recipes, Pulled Pork, Taco Seasoning Pulled Pork
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Ontario Pork, Lauren De Vries

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless butt or shoulder Ontario pork roast (about 4 lb/2 kg) (about 4lb/2kg)
  • 1 package taco seasoning (see tip to make your own)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 bottle barbecue sauce

Instructions

  • Pat pork dry with paper towel and cut into 4 equal chunks. Sprinkle all over with taco seasoning.
  • Place rack in Instant Pot and place porkchunks on top of rack. Add water and vinegar to the pot. Lock lid and setpressure release valve to sealing.
  • Set Instant Pot to manual pressure cook; set to high for 1 hour and 20 minutes. When cooking finishes; let the pressurerelease naturally for 20 minutes, then release any remaining steam by movingthe pressure release valve to venting. Press cancel and open lid.
  • Remove pork to a large bowl, leaving any juices behind and pull pork apart with 2 forks or alternatively, place in abowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment to pull apart the pork (do not overmix). Add enough of the juices to moisten as necessary.
  • Stir in barbecue sauce to your desired sauciness. Serve right away or keep warm on slow cooker setting in Instant Pot or in a slow cooker.

Notes

Tip: Make your own Taco Seasoning: Combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and chili powder to create your own taco seasoning. You will need 3 tbsp (45 mL).
Be sure to enjoy pulled pork leftovers on pizza, tucked into grilled cheese or quesadillas. Pulled pork poutine and nachos are also a big favourite!

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