Along with 200,000 Amazon Prime members who purchased an Instant Pot this last Prime Day, I also snagged one during a recent Amazon blow out deal. The deal only lasted for a few hours so I rushed to my local Best Buy and price beat it and get my new Instant Pot instantly!
I have been testing various recipes and found that no one had pubilshed a good pulled pork recipe yet. So here we go, after a few tries of cooking pulled pork, I am now confident that this is a tried and true recipe to cook perfect pulled pork in an Instant Pot! Although you can adapt this recipe to a slow cooker, it’s best to follow directions exactly and use an Instant Pot pressure cooker.
My local IGA supermarket has the freshest meat and I chose a pork should blade roast (no bone). Other recipes will use a Boston butt or pork butt. This is pretty much the same thing. A pork butt is actually a shoulder and not the rear end. The roast I used was about 3.8 pounds, perfect for this recipe. Just remember to trim some of the fat off or you will end up with a more greasy pulled pork.