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Pulled pork sandwich on a bun sitting in a black plastic basket with a cloth napkin under it and a wood background.

Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

So much easier to make pulled pork in a pressure cooker! Comes out super tender in less time. Here is a recipe for Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork that will leave your mouth watering!
Course Entree
Cuisine Dinner
Keyword pork, Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 sandwiches


  • 6 Cups Apple Cider
  • 3-4 lb Pork Shoulder Butt boneless with fat trimmed cut in half or quarter
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika
  • 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Cups BBQ Sauce give or take depending on how saucy you like it
  • 1 1/2 Cup Onion Sliced
  • 8 Buns


  1. Set Instant Pot to saute mode and sear the shoulder butt on all sides as best as you can. Then turn off saute mode.
  2. Add in cider. Then add in the garlic, cumin, paprika, and salt. Push onions all around the pork shoulder butt into the juice.

  3. Close instant pot make sure the valve is set to seal. Set to high pressure for an hour and 15 minutes. Once the instant pot stops counting quick release pressure.

  4. Shred the pork and return to the juices. 

  5. Put lid on and cook for another 5 minutes. 

  6. When done, do a quick pressure release then remove lid. Drain most of the liquid from the meat

  7. Serve on buns with barbecue sauce.