Instant Pot Pork Shoulder

Instant Pot Pork Shoulder

Perfect for Pulled Pork

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Pulled Pork
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 8


  • 3 lb Pork Shoulder
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper


  1. Cut boneless pork shoulder in 3 pieces, for even cooking. Trim visible fat. Add to Instant Pot insert and select SAUTE for 5 minutes. Select CANCEL. Open lid and turn meat. Select SAUTE for another 5 minutes. Select CANCEL and open lid.

  2. Add chicken broth, salt, pepper, brown sugar, and worcestershire sauce to the pork in the pot insert. Make sure the ingredients aren’t above the marker on the insert. Secure lid and set to pressure cook meat. Cook on high pressure for 90 minutes. Allow natural release for 35 minutes.

  3. Release any remaining pressure, then open lid. Remove meat to cutting board and shred with fork. Cooking liquid may be used as au jus gravy.

Recipe Notes

Serve, as is, with side dish such as mashed potatoes or rice. To make barbecue pulled pork sandwiches, add additional barbecue sauce. For pork tacos, add taco sauce.  I estimate 1 serving as 5 WW points.

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