I told myself I would create more Instant Pot recipes, but this Instant Pot pulled pork is only my second one on the blog. So I am making a promise now to create more recipes using the IP (y’all have to hold me accountable!). Anyway, pulled pork was the first thing I ever made when I got my Instant Pot. I use to make it in the slow cooker and would have to plan my day so I would have pulled pork at a decent hour and not at 11pm at night. Also, no more days of me accidentally setting my slow cooker to “keep warm” and not actually cooking the pork. Oye.
If you have an Instant Pot, and you are afraid to use it, start with this “recipe”. It really isn’t much of a recipe but more of a method of cooking the pulled pork. This is the recipe I use when I’m meal prepping because the pulled pork can be used in various ways. Having an Instant Pot has been such a meal prep game changer, and it is worth it just to make pulled pork. Seriously. This thing is so versatile and you will be asking yourself why you have not been using it more frequently. There’s not much the thing can’t do, and I’m here for it.
All right, now go make this Instant Pot pulled pork. Add it to your weekly meal prep. Make it for dinner because it will only take an hour and a half to cook –beats eight to ten hours in the slow cooker, right? Right. OH, and just FYI, this is a basic pulled pork recipe. Feel free to dress it up with your favorite seasonings, sauces, and herbs. Change the flavor profile based on the dish you’re using it with.
Instant Pot Pulled Pork (Whole30, Paleo)
- 4-5 lbs boneless pork butt or pork shoulder
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 1/4 cup water
Turn on Instant Pot and set to saute mode.
Meanwhile, cut the pork butt into chunks.
Season the pork butt chunks with kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Make sure all the pieces are coated.
Once the Instant Pot is hot, add in the oil, and let it heat up for a few minutes.
Add the pork butt into the Instant Pot, and sear on all sides for a few minutes.
When pork butt is seared, hit the cancel button, add the water to the Instant Pot, and then put on the lid. Make sure the to seal it.
Press the "pressure mode" button, then set the timer to 1 hour and 30 minutes.
When the time ends you can let it naturally release or wait 10 minutes and then manually release.
Shred the pork and store in an airtight container. This also freezes well.