With the Instant Pot at your service, achieving that perfect tender texture and smoky-sweet flavor profile of BBQ pulled pork has become a feat of simplicity. Serve it with a spicy coleslaw on a sandwich and some home baked fries. Instant Pot pulled pork is simple to make and can be ready to eat in around an hour.

BBQ pulled pork Sandwich with french fries

The flavors in this recipe really come together and are perfect for the spring and summer.

Cravings. During both of my pregnancies, I rarely had cravings. I remember once, pregnant with my son, that I craved a Chili’s Burger.

Instant pot pulled pork with a spicy, creamy coleslaw in a burger bun

I’m not sure the last time I had one before that craving hit, but I had to have one that night.

I feel like my cravings have been more intense after having kids, than they were when I was pregnant. Is that normal?

close up of bbq pulled pork and coleslaw

Who knows. All I know is that when those cravings hit, I need to make sure to satisfy them.

This BBQ pork sandwich is the perfect way to squash those cravings. I love how the seasonings and BBQ sauce come together. It really creates a perfect melt-in-your-mouth feeling.

BBQ chicken Sandwich with french fries

Instant Pot BBQ Pork Sandwich

Dash of Herbs
If you meal prep like I do, you might need to have comfort food. This Instant Pot BBQ pork sandwich recipe is perfect for when you crave comfort foods. The flavors really come together and are perfect for the spring and summer.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Comfort Food
Servings 6 servings
Calories 469 kcal


  • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 3 pounds pork tenderloin cut into 3" cubes or strips
  • 2 cups BBQ Sauce any variety


  • In a mixing bowl add the pork, all seasonings and brown sugar. Mix it up so the pork is evenly coated.
    instant pot bbq chicken sandwich spices
  • Turn the Instant Pot to SAUTE mode. Add olive oil and half of the pork. Saute for about 8 minutes, stirring as needed, until the pork is browned on all sides.
    instant pot bbq chicken sandwich process shot
  • Remove the cooked pork from the Instant Pot and repeat with the remaining meat. Remove once it's been cooked through
  • Turn the Instant Pot off. Add the beef broth and scrape the bottom and sides of the Instant Pot to remove any browned bits.
  • Add the BBQ sauce and stir to combine. Then add the seared pork and add the Instant Pot lid.
  • Cook the pork using MANUAL mode for 45 minutes. (It will take about 10 minutes for the Instant Pot to get to pressure).
  • Once it's done cooking, perform a Quick release and shred the pork.
  • Serve immediately on buns for sandwiches or over nachos for a tangy topping.


Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  Reheat as needed on the stovetop or in the microwave.


Calories: 469kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 52gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 2147mgPotassium: 987mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 58IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 3mg
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