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Delicious Slow Cooker and Instant Pot Pulled Pork Recipe

Pulled pork is one of those meals that you can throw together quickly and toss into your slow cooker for a easy weeknight meal. I usually make more than we need and freeze the extras for weekend lunches. I’m sharing two ways to cook this pulled pork recipe, slow cooking and using an Instant Pot (pressure cooker).

 

Instant Pot Pulled Pork Recipe - Pulled Pork Sandwich on cutting board

A few things before we start:


Ok, understanding pork cuts can be confusing. I prefer to use a Boston butt or pork shoulder, both do really well for pulled pork but if I can find the Boston Butt I try to use that for perfectly shredded pulled pork.

Trust me and grab yourself some Reynolds Slower Cooker Liners, these are a huge time saver and make clean up a breeze. I don’t know where they have been my whole life!

Ok, now you are ready to start!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe for Crock-Pot or Instant Pot

Ingredients:

Pork Rub:

  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Ingredients

Sauce Mixture:

How to Cook Pulled Pork:

Line or spray your slow cooker.

Mix all of the dry rub ingredients together in a small bowl.

Rub your Pork Shoulder with the Rub mix.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Ingredients

 

Slow Cooker Instructions: Next place the pork roast in your Slow Cooker. Pour your Barbecue sauce mixture over the pork. Cook on low for 8 hours. The longer your pork cooks the more tender it will get so I recommend doing the entire 8 hours.

Oven Cooking Instructions: To cook in the oven place your roast in a roasting pan and add 1-2 cups of water. Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake at 300 degrees for about 4 hours. It helps to turn over your roast a few times while roasting to ensure a moist pulled pork. You can estimate 1 hour of baking per pound of pork.

Instant Pot Instructions: Place pork roast in your Instant Pot liner. Pour sauce over the top. Set to MANUAL for 60 minutes. When the timer goes off use the natural release method for 15 minutes.

When finished cooking you can let the meat rest for 5-10 minutes before shredding the meat with 2 forks. I usually shred the pork into the sauce or remove meat and shred if you want a more dry pulled pork.

Top with extra BBQ sauce if you’d like.

Serve on rolls with coleslaw.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

Pulled Pork Recipe for the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker

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By Donna Shenk Serves: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 40 minutes

This easy pulled pork recipe is perfect for those busy weeknight meals. Includes instructions for cooking in your slow cooker or Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker).

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups water or beef/chicken broth

Instructions

1

Line or spray your slow cooker.

2

Mix all of the dry rub ingredients together in a small bowl.

3

Rub your Pork Shoulder with the Rub mix.

4

To make Sauce: Mix the apple cider vinegar, barbecue sauce and water (or broth) in a small bowl.

5

Slow Cooker Instructions: Next place the pork roast in your Slow Cooker. Pour your sauce mixture over the pork. Cook on low for 8 hours. The longer your pork cooks the more tender it will get, so I recommend doing the entire 8 hours.

6

Instant Pot Instructions: Place pork roast in your Instant Pot liner. Pour sauce over the top. Set to MANUAL for 40 minutes. When timer goes off use natural release method for 15 minutes.

7

When finished cooking you can let the meat rest for 5-10 minutes before shredding the meat with 2 forks. I usually shred the pork into the sauce, or remove meat and shred if you want a more dry pulled pork.

8

Top with extra BBQ sauce if you'd like.

9

Serve on rolls with coleslaw.

 

Pulled Pork Recipe for Instant Pot or Slow Cooker. Save time in the kitchen with this easy and delicious weeknight meal!

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