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Instant Pot Barbecue Pulled Pork - Tender and juicy, quick and easy to make barbecue pulled pork prepared in the Instant Pot! 
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Instant Pot Barbecue Pulled Pork

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WW Freestyle: 12
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Tender and juicy Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork! This easy pulled pork recipe is so quick to make barbecue in the Instant Pot!  
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 264

Ingredients

FOR THE SPICE RUB

  • 1 tablespoon , or to taste, chili powder
  • 1/2 tabelspoon , or to taste, paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

FOR THE PORK

  • 4 pounds boneless pork shoulder
  • 4 to 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 yellow onions, quartered
  • 1 cup Honey Barbecue Sauce, plus more for serving
  • 1 cup water OR low sodium chicken broth

Instructions 

  • Cut the pork in about 3 to 4 pieces so it's easier to manage.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
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  • Evenly coat the pork with the spice rub; cover and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from fridge; cut several slits in the meat and stick garlic cloves inside the slits.
    Instant Pot Barbecue Pulled Pork - Tender and juicy, quick and easy to make barbecue pulled pork prepared in the Instant Pot! 
  • Press “Sauté” on the Instant Pot and heat the olive oil.
  • Add the pork and brown on all sides; this may have to be done in 2 batches.
  • Add onions, 1 cup barbecue sauce, and water or chicken broth to the meat inside the instant pot; stir to combine.
    Instant Pot Barbecue Pulled Pork - Tender and juicy, quick and easy to make barbecue pulled pork prepared in the Instant Pot! 
  • Close the lid, turn the vent to “Sealing” and set the instant pot/pressure cooker to “Manual” for 60 minutes.
  • When time is up, let the vent naturally release. DON'T do the quick release option.
  • Open the lid and, using a slotted spoon, transfer the pork to a large cutting board or plate; set aside.
  • Press the “Sauté” button on the Instant Pot and let the sauce simmer for about 10 minutes, or until it has reduced by half.
  • In the meantime, using two forks, shred the pork.
  • Once the sauce has reduced, add the shredded pork back into the sauce; stir until well combined.
    Instant Pot Barbecue Pulled Pork - Tender and juicy, quick and easy to make barbecue pulled pork prepared in the Instant Pot! 
  • Serve immediately with extra BBQ sauce on the side.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 12
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Barbecue Pulled Pork
Amount Per Serving (5 ounces)
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 539mg22%
Potassium 711mg20%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 276IU6%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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