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Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

6 servings


1 hour

total time


3 pound pork shoulder cut into 4 large chunks

1 can coca cola (may sub dr pepper or root beer)

2 ½ cups bbq sauce (see note)

⅓ cup brown sugar

4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

6 hamburger buns (for serving)


Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker

Add pork to a lightly greased pressure cooker/instant pot. Pour coca cola over the pork.

Stir together 2 cups bbq sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, and onion powder. Pour over pork.

Place lid on the pressure cooker, sliding into the locked position. Set to pressure cook for 45 minutes. Do a natural release for 10 minutes, then turn valve to the vent position. Once float valve has dropped, remove lid.

Use two forks to shred pork into small chunks. Use a slotted spoon to transfer pork to a bowl (discard liquid from pressure cooker) and stir remaining 1/2 cup bbq sauce with shredded pork.

Serve pulled pork on hamburger buns. Optional sandwich toppings to take your pulled pork to the next level: mayo, extra bbq sauce, and cole slaw.

Slow Cooker

Follow the instructions for preparation for Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker, but to use a slow cooker, cover, and cook on low for 6 hours before shredding pork.


Serving Size



605 kcal

Total Fat

12 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



93 mg


1551 mg

Total Carbohydrate

89 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

60 g


33 g

6 servings


1 hour

total time
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