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.
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.
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?
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.
Instant Pot BBQ Pork Sandwich
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.