There’s nothing better than a good sandwich, no matter if it’s for launch dinner or even breakfast that a sandwich is a great option.

That’s why we put together this masterpiece. This recipe comes with all the flavors and tastiness packed in an easy and quick way to have the best Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches.

As always we give you some tips and tricks to get the best and the recipe at the end, you can browse and jump right to each section by clicking de contents tab.


Choosing the right Pork cut

As a general rule of thumbs, the cut that is always a go to for this BBQ Pork recipe is the one and only “Sirloin”. There’s always a good deal at Costco that offers a 4-pack that goes perfectly for this recipe.

Pork shoulder and But are also a great cut to choose from. These cuts are the now that have enough fat to make it tasty but not enough to be too much. For the most tender pork, you want to choose a pork cut that has the right amount of fat and dark, marbled meat.

How to cook the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches using an Instant Pot

  • Cut the Pork roast into 4 equal pieces. PLac them inside the Instant Pot together with 350 ml of Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper, or some brew Beer.
  • Then mix them with a spoon so they get combined with the bbq sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, garlic powder, and also onion powder all together with the Pork.
  • Cover the lid and set the display for Pressure cooking on High for 45 minutes. Once is done use the natural release for 10 minutes, after that perform a quick release.
  • Take the Pork out of the pot with caution, and using a fork shred the pork till it has that pulled look. Transfer the pork to a bowl, throw out the juices, and mix the barbeque sauce right into pork.
  • Serve them with burger buns.

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches F.A.Q.

Can I use Frozen Pork?

Yes! For better results, make use of defrosted pork that has been cut into four pieces. If you still want to ook it when frozen you just need to increase the cooking time by 40 minutes to reach a tender pork finish.

Can I Use a Slow Cooker?

Absolutely! The main difference between the Instant Pot method and the Slow cooking one is the time frame, you can slow cook the pork in a crockpot for 6-8 hours on slow to get a really juicy and tender pork.

Can I leave out the Liquid Smoke?

We highly suggest using it, due to the fact that it adds an amazing deepness of flavor. However, you can leave it out if you truly don’t want to use it or do not have it. You could consider adding a pinch of smoked paprika or another great smoky flavor for a flavor increase.

Can I leave it on the Freezer after?

You surely can!, we normally prepare the pork, mix it with BARBEQUE sauce, allow it to cool down a bit, and after that leave it in the freezer in Ziploc bags. To reheat, you can leave it resting on the fridge overnight and then reheat in the pressure cooker for a couple of hrs, in a frying pan on the cooktop, or in a 350 degrees oven for 20 mins or two.

Can I prepare this recipe without the Barbeque?

Yes! It makes tasty drew pork with or without the BBQ sauce. You can also check our other Recipe for Pulled Pork using an Instant Pot

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe


  • Pork Shoulder
  • 3 Tbsp of Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp Worcester Sauce
  • 3 Tbsp Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Garlic & Onion
  • 1 Tsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Pork Rub
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander
  • Pinch Nutmeg
  • Pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Place every ingredient inside the pot with the exception of the poor and the salt and pepper and mix them all well. Then add 250ml of water and keep stirring.
  2. Now add the Pork to the pot, and using your hands blend the marinade around the pork until they feel that you penetrate the meat with the mix, then be sure to put enough marinade to cover the whole pork, it needs to look like it has sunk in the pot.
  3. Place it right into the fridge for 2 hours to season.
  4. Drain the pork from the watery marinate and place it inside the Instant Pot. Include a drizzle of olive oil over the pork as well as sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Prepare on the Slow Cooking function for 4 hrs.
  6. Once it is done carefully remove the pork from the Instant Pot and place it on a cutting board. Now using a fork start to shred the pork until it looks like pulled pork.
  7. Include your old sauce into the pressure cooker with 1/2 of the pork juices. Move it onto the sauté feature as well as include a little cornflour until it has thickened, doing it slowly a little bit each time. This will certainly then turn into a wonderful thick homemade bbq sauce.
  8. Place the pork inside the bread buns and pour over the bbq sauce.
  9. Plate them and Enjoy!.


We favor honey as it is an all-natural sweetener however you can also use brown sugar if you would like.