Instant Pot Pulled Pork Recipe

Pulled Pork Recipe with variations - printable card.


  • 56 Pounds Pork Butt (Pork Shoulder also works well)
  • 1/4 Cup Paprika
  • 2 Tbsp Coarse Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Coarse Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Mustard (Liquid is fine in a pinch)
  • 1 Tsp Liquid Smoke* (optional)


  1. Preheat the Instant Pot by putting a cup of water in the bottom and pushing the sauté button.
  2. Cut the pork into chunks to facilitate a faster cooking time.
  3. Mix the dry rub ingredients together.
  4. Coat one or two sides of the meat chunks in dry rub.
  5. Place in the Instant Pot and add liquid smoke if desired.
  6. Cook for 35 minutes on high pressure, and natural pressure release for as long as you can wait or twenty minutes.


You may not need the entire recipe for a 5-6 pound pork butt depending on how much spice you want on it. My husband uses the whole recipe when he does the cooking, I use about half. If he has extra rub at the end he just dumps it all in the Instant Pot!

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