This is the easiest and most delicious Instant Pot Pulled Pork recipe. The pulled pork comes out extremely smokey and falls apart. This will quickly become a family favorite!
One of the first recipes I learned to make when I got my Instant Pot was pulled pork and quickly became a family friendly. It's an easy recipe that doesn't require a ton of ingredients and the pulled pork comes out so tender and falls apart.
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How to Serve Instant Pot Pulled Pork
I really like that this simple dish can be used as a base for so many different recipes. A few of my favorites way to use the pulled pork:
- Pulled Pork Tacos: Add in some BBQ sauce (or make your own! I really like Laura's Smokey Bourbon BBQ Sauce) and make tacos. Serve on a tortilla with a little cheese (or make it tropical and add in some pineapple!)
- Pulled Pork Bowls: Serve pulled pork on top of rice (or veggie rice for a healthier and low carb version - my fave is cauliflower rice). Top with a little BBQ sauce, cheese and pineapple sauce.
- Pulled Pork Nachos: Serve on top of chips with a little cheese sprinkled on top for a fun twist on the classic snack.
Side Dishes to serve with Instant Pot Pulled Pork
A few of my favorite sides to serve with this dish:
Healthy Sweet Potato Fries (Gluten Free)
Can I Make this Recipe with Frozen Pork Tenderloin?
Absolutely! If using a frozen pork tenderloin, add about 5 minutes extra cooking time for every pound uses. Using frozen pork will also make the Instant Pot (or pressure cooker) take a little longer to get to pressure.
Tools to Make the Recipe
How to Store Pulled Pork
Pulled pork should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. When ready to serve again, heat up in the microwave or on the stovetop.
I do not recommend freezing the prepared pulled pork. You can also make this recipe from a frozen pork tenderloin.
More Dinner Recipes
- 1.15 lb pork tenderloin (I use Hormel brand)
- 2T liquid smoke
- ½ cup water
- Place the Instant Pot trivet at the bottom of the inner pot. Pour water into the bottom of the pot.
- On top of the trivet, place the pork tenderloin and drizzle the liquid smoke over it.
- Seal the Instant Pot and set on manual pressure for 60 minutes. It may take 5-10 minutes for it to come to pressure.
- Once done cooking, release the pressure. Remove the pork to a separate container and shred.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: ⅙ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 419mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 20g
Nutrition information calculated using My Fitness Pal and may vary based on the ingredients you use.