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Instapot Pork Shoulder Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot


  • 1 2-3 lb Pork Shoulder
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic


  • In a mixing bowl combine salt and pepper.
  • Rub pork with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add seasoning.
  • Select the Sauté button to heat the Instant Pot. Once hot, add 1 tbsp olive oil.
  • Add pork shoulder and sear on all sides for 3-4 minutes each side.
  • After seared cancel the saute setting and remove the pork from the Instant Pot and set aside.
  • Add chicken stock, BBQ sauce, garlic, and, carrots to the Instant Pot.
  • Shut and lock the Instant Pot. Don't forget to set the steam release valve to Sealing.
  • Select the Meat/Stew or Pressure Cook button and set the cook time to 15 mins per pound of pork. (yes 15!)
  • When cooking has finished, allow to sit for 5-10 mins then release to the steam valve.
  • Remove and enjoy!
  • Optional Step: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. To brown the edges, remove the pork 10 minutes early and place in a roasting pan. Cook pork in oven for 10 minutes.
Keyword dinner, instant pot, pork, pork shoulder