Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches recipe is the easiest way to make pulled pork in about 1 hour using your Instant Pot. DELICIOUS!

Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sandwich recipe is one of the best if you are looking to make pulled pork sandwiches in your pressure cooker.

Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches

With very little prep time, you will be amazed at how amazing the pork turns out. If you don’t often cook with pork, it is important to select a Pork Shoulder versus the other types of cuts available. You shouldn’t have any trouble finding pork shoulder as it’s a very common cut.

Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches

You may, however, have a hard time finding a boneless pork shoulder. No worries, you can still use a bone-in but you will need to spend the extra time cutting the meat off the bone!

Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches
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Alcohol Warning

Please take into consideration that some of the alcohol in this recipe may not completely burn off and the remains could be of significant concern to recovering alcoholics, parents, and others who have ethical or religious reasons for avoiding alcohol.

Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches

If you have any questions about your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, I suggest you visit Instant Pot’s Official Customer Care Center.

If you are looking for another great sandwich recipe, make sure you give my BBQ Beef Sandwich recipe a try.

If you don’t have any beer on hand and don’t want to go to the grocery store, or simply don’t want to use beer, you can use an equal amount of Apple Juice in its place. Apple pairs very well with Pork.

An alternative to using chicken broth is Better Than Bouillon. I often use it when I don’t have broth on hand.

If you’ve ever wondered what part of the pig Pork Shoulder comes from check out the picture below. Surprised?

pork cuts diagram

You will need the following ingredients to make this Pulled Pork Sandwiches recipe in your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker (see recipe card for quantities): Chili Powder, Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Boneless Pork Shoulder, Vegetable Oil, Yellow Onion, Beer, Ketchup, Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar and Whole Grain Mustard.

  1. In a small bowl, combine chili powder, salt and pepper and mix well. Rub spice mixture into the pork ensuring it is completely covered.
  2. Add oil to your Instant Pot and press sauté. Add the pork in batches and cook for about 8 minutes or until browned on all sides. Remove to a plate.
  3. Add the onions, beer, ketchup, broth, honey, vinegar and mustard to the pot and cook for 2 minutes, scraping up browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Return the pork to the pot ensuring all of the pork is covered in the liquid.
  4. Secure the lid and set the pressure release valve to the sealing position. Cook at high pressure for 45 minutes using the manual mode.
  5. When complete, use a natural release for 10 minutes, then release the remaining pressure. Remove pork to a clean plate.
  6. Skim excess fat from the surface of the liquid. Press saute and cook for another 10 minutes or the liquid has thickened. You can add some cornstarch if you want. Meanwhile, shred the pork using a couple of forks.
  7. In a large bowl, combine the pork and 1 cup sauce and mix well.

Printable Recipe Card

Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches recipe is the easiest way to make pulled pork in about 1 hour using your Instant Pot. DELICIOUS!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Pressure Release 10 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course Sandwiches & Wraps
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Sandwiches
Calories 222 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 lbs Boneless Pork Shoulder, Cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil, divided
  • 1 Cup Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 1 Cup Beer, Dark or Ale
  • Cup Ketchup
  • ¼ Cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 3 Tbsp Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Whole Grain Mustard

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, combine chili powder, salt and pepper and mix well. Rub spice mixture into the pork ensuring it is completely covered.
  • Add oil to your Instant Pot and press sauté. Add the pork in batches and cook for about 8 minutes or until browned on all sides. Remove to plate.
  • Add the onions, beer, ketchup, broth, honey, vinegar and mustard to the pot and cook for 2 minutes, scraping up browned bits from the bottom of pot. Return the pork to the pot ensuring all of the pork is covered in the liquid.
  • Secure lid and set the pressure release valve to the sealing position. Cook at high pressure for 45 minutes using the manual mode.
  • When complete, use a natural release for 10 minutes, then release remaining pressure. Remove pork to a clean plate.
  • Skim excess fat from the surface of the liquid. Press saute and cook for another 10 minutes or the liquid has thickened. You can add some cornstarch if you want. Meanwhile, shred the pork using a couple of forks.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pork and 1 cup sauce and mix well.

Notes

→ Please take into consideration that some of the alcohol in this recipe may not completely burn off and the remains could be of significant concern to recovering alcoholics, parents, and others who have ethical or religious reasons for avoiding alcohol.

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 27gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 361mgPotassium: 528mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 348IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. James says:

    These pull pork sandwiches are so tasty. I just loved them. I have served them a few times to friends and all were in agreement, they were the best.