Instant Pot Smoky BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe
This simple Instant Pot Pulled Pork recipe is so easy to throw together but tastes like something you would order from a BBQ restaurant. The bbq pulled pork seriously falls apart when it's done cooking.
- 3 pounds pork roast
- 3 Tablespoons smoked paprika
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅓ cup liquid smoke
- 18 ounces BBQ Sauce one bottle, any variety
- ½ cup water
Instant Pot Pulled Pork
Plug in Instant Pot and turn on.
Add pork roast to bottom of Instant Pot, then add paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, liquid smoke, barbeque sauce, and water.
Twist lid on and turn lid knob to “sealing” not “venting.”
Click “Manual” and set timer for 60 minutes.
Let release for at least 10 minutes, then remove lid.
If pork is too tough to shred, twist lid back on and cook longer as needed.
Pick roast up with forks, shred, and serve on buns.
How to make this into a freezer meal:
- Add 1/2 cup of water or broth right before you close the lid. This allows for steam to happen so the meat doesn’t dry out.
How to turn this into a freezer meal:
Place roast, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, liquid smoke, and BBQ sauce into a gallon-sized freezer bag. Place freezer bag into freezer and it will last up to 60 days.
When ready to use, dump ingredients from bag into Instant Pot and add 1/2 cup of beef broth or water in with the frozen food.
Place the lid on top, move the valve to SEALING, and press the MANUAL button. Set timer for 90-100 minutes (or about 30 minutes per pound of your roast).
Do a NATURAL RELEASE when the timer is done – I even like to let it sit in the Instant Pot for a few hours so that it falls apart so easily. Follow the rest of the instructions as written.
Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1635mg | Potassium: 859mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1440IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg