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Instant Pot BBQ Pork

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Healthy Recipe, Weeknight
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Author Jim


  • 4 pounds pork shoulder
  • 1 cup low sodium beef stock
  • 1/3 cup BBQ sauce I used a tangy mustard based Carolina sauce
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Onion
  • 1/3 cup BBQ seasoning, below

BBQ Seasoning

  • 1/4 cup unrefined sugar brown sugar good too
  • 3 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage


  • Cube pork into 1" pieces and coat with BBQ seasoning (save any excess). In a cast iron pan over medium pan, brown pork in batches.
  • Once pork is browned, add to Instant Pot* along with the stock, BBQ sauce, vinegar, extra rub, and onion (sliced thin). Cook on high for 4 hours or until tender. Alternatively, pressure cook for 45 minutes or until fork tender. Serve piled high on a nice roll with some coleslaw and pickles for maximum awesomeness!


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**For those curious on a little more about smoking meats, check out this comprehensive guide: https://www.seriouslysmoked.com/the-complete-guide-to-smoking-meat/