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Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Pressurizing Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 1 hr

Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork that is perfectly seasoned and super tender! Use pork shoulder to make this easy pulled pork in the Instant Pot in under one hour!

Course: Mains
Cuisine: American, Latin, Mexican
Keyword: carnitas, instant pot, pork tacos, pressure cooker, pressure cooker pulled pork, pulled pork
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 283 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
5 from 6 votes
pulled pork topped with cilantro
  1. Remove string (if applicable) from pork shoulder. Cut into 6 evenly sized pieces and rub taco seasoning all over raw pork pieces. Set aside.

    Peel onion and cut into eighths. 

    Grab oil, stock and pineapple juice.

  2. Turn Pressure Cooker on to "Saute". Once hot, add avocado oil and then spiced pork pieces 3 at a time. Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side until all sides are browned.

    Remove and repeat with remaining 3 pieces. 

  3. Add onion pieces, pineapple juice and stock.

    Use a spatula or wooden spoon to gently scrape the bottom of the pot. Saute 3 to 4 minutes, until onions are just beginning to soften.

  4. Add browned pork pieces back to the pressure cooker. Set to "Meat, 35 minutes, high pressure" OR "manual, high pressure, 35 minutes"

    Since you have had the pot on Saute the whole time, it should only take 12 to 15 minutes to come to pressure.

    Allow for a 15 minutes natural pressure release and then do a quick release to remove remaining pressure.

  5. Use a tongs to remove pork pieces to a large bowl and the use two forks to shred into "pulled pork".

    Add 1 cup of cooking juice back to pulled pork, toss and serve.

    To serve as CARNITAS, see instructions listed above recipe.



Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Potassium 781mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 43g 86%
Vitamin A 1.6%
Vitamin C 3.3%
Calcium 2%
Iron 10.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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