Go Back
5 from 1 vote
Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork
Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) Pulled Pork
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Super fast and easy pulled pork made in the Instant Pot or any electric pressure cooker. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 451 kcal
Author: Jen
  • 3.5 lb boneless pork shoulder
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce of your choice plus additional barbecue sauce to add to sandwiches when serving
  • buns
  1. Peel the onion & cut it into four quarters. Toss it into the pressure cooker.
  2. Cut your pork shoulder into appx 4" pieces and remove any large pieces of fat. (It's cool to keep some of the fat there, though. That's what breaks down during the cooking process to help make your pulled pork extra tender & delicious!) Put your pork shoulder pieces into the pressure cooker.
  3. Add liquid smoke, water, onion powder, garlic powder and 1 cup barbecue sauce into the pressure cooker.
  4. Lock the lid on the pressure cooker and cook on high pressure for 50 minutes. Release the steam, and check on the pork. If it shreds easily, it's done! If it's not shredding easily, put the lid back on and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes at a time until it's all good to go. (My pressure cooker doesn't have a high pressure setting so it took a little longer - about 70 minutes total - to become good and shreddable.)
  5. Remove the pork and shred it with two forks. Serve the shredded pork on buns and top with additional barbecue sauce if that's your thing.