Pulled Pork Using the Instant Pot

After using my Instant Pot now for several months now, one of my favorite things to make is Pulled Pork.  It’s so easy to make, doesn’t take long and so many recipes can be made with Pulled Pork. It also freezes well to use in future recipes.  I use the meat for sandwiches, sliders, soups and one of my fav recipes is Avocado Pork Nachos.

Pulled Pork Using the Instant Pot

I buy my pork loin at Sam’s. Actually, I buy most of my meat at Sam’s.  For the price, cut and taste, I haven’t found any better place where I live. The pork loin comes in a long sleeve with two sections of meat inside, which makes a lot.

Pulled Pork Using the Instant Pot

I cut the sections in half so they will sear nicely in the Instant Pot.  Another great reason to use an Instant Pot.  You can sear and cook in the same pot for easy clean up later.  I know we all strive for one less thing to clean up after a meal.

Pulled Pork Using the Instant Pot

After preparing your meat with your favorite seasonings or rub, push the Saute button on the Instant Pot and wait until it is completely heated up before adding the meat to the pot.  I know you can cook frozen meat in the Instant Pot, but for this recipe, I prefer to use room temp meat.

Pulled Pork Using the Instant Pot

Sear on all sides and you will get a nice browning to hold in all those juices.

Pulled Pork Using the Instant Pot

I personally don’t add much seasoning except for salt, pepper, and garlic since I use this meat in so many different recipes.  I also add some chopped onions to the pot.

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Pulled Pork Using the Instant Pot

After the lid is securely put in place and the vent is put in the “sealing” position, I touch Manual and change the time to 60 minutes.  This will make the meat fall apart and fork tender.

Pulled Pork Using the Instant Pot

Look at all that juice! I don’t add any liquid to the meat before the cooking process.

Pulled Pork Using the Instant Pot

I then drain the meat, pull it apart with 2 forks and divide the leftover meat up I don’t use in freezer bags.

Avocado Pork Nachos are so easy, you really don’t need a recipe, but here is a quick version.  These are perfect for a quick meal or party. Just grab a freezer bag of the pulled pork and your meal is virtually done.

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Avocado Pork Nachos

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer


  • Pork Loin
  • Chopped Onion
  • Seasonings to your taste
  • Monterey Jack Cheese shredded
  • Avocado small slices
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Cilantro chopped


  • Sear pork in Instant Pot until brown on each side.
  • Add seasonings to your taste.
  • Choose Manual for 60 minutes.
  • Shred meat and layer on chips with avocado and cheese with cilantro on top.
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Don’t have an Instant Pot?

You can make this recipe in the slow cooker following the recipe above but just cook on low for 6 or more hours.  You will have to sear the meat in a separate pan.

Don’t have a slow cooker?

Then this is the perfect time to purchase the Instant Pot. If your slow cooker has cooked its last slow meal, like mine did, that was the time I decided to buy the Instant Pot.  One great thing about the Instant Pot is you can use it as a slow cooker too.  All you need to do is purchase the Instant Pot Glass Top, select the Slow Cook button on the front panel and you now have a slow cooker.

Pulled Pork Using the Instant Pot



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  1. Heard of these instant pots and they seem to be popping up all over the place. Your pork loin dish looks and sounds delicious. I still use my crock pot but will check out the instant pot.

  2. I can’t wait to try this. The Instant Pot is pretty much the best invention ever. I love getting new recipes for it.

  3. The more recipes I see here, the more I need an instant pot. This recipes looks so delicious and I think my whole family would love it.

  4. Using an instant pot to make pulled pork is a really smart move. I swear, I really need to get myself an Instant Pot.

  5. This pulled pork recipe would be nice to make – to have for dinner and to save the rest for later. This is one more reason I need to get myself an Instant Pot!5 stars

  6. okay my first question was Instant Pot?? thanks for letting me know about this product! Is this anything like a pressure cooker – but easier? I only use the Crock pot when i am out all day working .

  7. WOW that instant pot looks awesome!! Makes cooking so much easier – and that dish looks so tasty by the way 🙂

  8. Wow what a delicious recipe! I LOVE instant pot recipes, they’re so great and always so yummy! I need to try this out!

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