Instant Pot Pulled Pork Butt

Instant Pot Pulled Pork Butt

The most amazing, tender, juicy, and delicious Instant Pot pulled pork recipe that I have ever tried.  I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as mine does.


  • 4lb Pork Butt Roast, boneless or bone-in
  • 3 tbs light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground mustard or deli mustard
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 – 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce.


  1. Trim fat from pork roast and cut into 4 same size chunks. (I find it easier to trim the fat when the roast is still partially frozen)
  2. Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisk together. Add pork roast chunks to rub mix and coat well.
  3. Add 2 tbs olive oil to Instant Pot and set to saute. Once it indicates hot, add 2 pieces of the pork. Sear on each side for about 2 minutes each. Remove pork and set aside on a plate. Repeat with remaining pork pieces.
  4. Once the pork is seared and removed from the pot, press cancel and add 1/2 cup chicken broth. Use a wooden spoon and deglaze the bottom of the pot. Make sure to scrape up all the bits. Then add remaining chicken broth. Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke.
  5. Place pork chunks directly into the liquid in the pot, spacing out as best possible. Secure lid and make sure vent is set to sealing. Pressure cook/manual on high pressure for 60 minutes. Then let the pressure release naturally for 20 minutes or until pin drops.
  6. Remove pork to a large bowl and shred with 2 forks. Add your favorite BBQ sauce as desired. Or use the juice from the Instant Pot because it’s loaded with amazing flavor!