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 a flavorful roast 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. This 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 in there, so you may want to trim this out. I like to trim only the surface excess fat, and then after cooking, I will trim out the 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 even 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 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 this 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.
Pulled Pork Recipe
Enjoy this easy to prepare pulled pork recipe. Pulled pork is great for tacos or sandwiches.
- 1 3 to 4-pound pork butt roast
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 5 or 6 cloves of garlic
- 1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (7 ounces)
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Sear roast on all sides until golden brown. Prepare marinade by combining brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic. If desired add can of chipotle peppers into the pressure cooker before cooking. Pour the marinade on top of the meat before you cook it whether you cook the marinade in the slow cooker or the pressure cooker.
Pressure Cooker Directions
Pressure cook on high for approximately 60 minutes. Release naturally and pull pork apart with two folks.
Slow Cooker Directions
Place pork butt roast and marinade into slow cooker. Cook on low for about six hours or until the meat begins to flake easily when pricked with a fork.Print Recipe