Do you love pulled pork? This pulled pork recipe can be made in either a slow cooker or a pressure cooker. Either cooking method will give you flavorful shredded pork you will find hard to resist.
Pulled pork is so easy to prepare with a pressure cooker. I love my Instant Pot. I use it for rice, beans, roast, short ribs, I have even made macaroni and cheese in my instant pot.
Pressure cooking is an excellent way to cook meat during the summer. By using a pressure cooker, you won’t heat up your kitchen by cooking in your oven. It also costs less in electricity to use an electric cooker.
For this recipe, I like to use a pork butt roast. They are meaty and do have some fat. You may want to trim some of the fat out. I like to trim only the surface excess fat before cooking. Then after cooking, I will trim out more fat. I think this way you get a better-flavored roast.
Other cuts of pork that this would do well with would be a bone-in pork roast, a shoulder roast, or a hind cut. I like to use cuts that have some fat and marbling. I do not think a pork loin would make a good cut of pork for pulled or shredded pork.
This recipe for pulled pork can be made mild or spicy. The simple marinade of soy sauce, garlic, and brown sugar brings out the wonderful flavors of roasted pork.
If you add a 7-ounce can of chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, you will have a wonderfully smokey seasoned shredded pork with a kick of heat. It is perfect for tacos. I have made this recipe many times at home with rave reviews.
When I make pulled pork tacos, I like to serve them with pico de gallo, limes, and fresh cilantro. This makes for a light meal. You could add shredded cheese and sour cream if you like. This could easily be a complete meal with some refried beans.
Love Pork? Be sure to try these recipes
- Slow-Roasted Chipotle Pork
- Pork Milanese with Caper and Lemon Sauce
- Baked Mustard Pork Chops
- Chipotle Pork Carnitas
- Instant Pot Apple Cider Pork Loin
Easy Pulled Pork
- 4 pound pork butt roast
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 5 or 6 garlic cloves chopped
- 7 ounces chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add the pork roast to the skillet and sear it on all sides until golden brown.
- Prepare marinade by combining brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic.
Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Directions
- Place seared pork butt roast, marinade, and chipotle peppers (if using) into the Instant Pot.
- Pressure cook on high for approximately 60 minutes.
- Release naturally and pull the pork apart with two forks.
Slow Cooker Directions
- Place seared pork butt roast, marinade, and chipotle peppers (if using) into a slow cooker.
- Cook on low for about six hours or until the meat begins to flake easily when pricked with a fork.
- Pull the pork apart with two forks.