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BBQ Pulled Pork

Made with a delicious and clean BBQ Sauce, this BBQ Pulled Pork is so flavorful, tasty, and delicious, you won’t even notice it’s healthy.
Categories Clean Eating, Dinner, Easy Weeknight Dinner, Instant Pot
Difficulty Easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Release pressure 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 475 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


For the Pulled Pork:

  • 4 lbs pork loin, boneless or bone-in
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbs olive oil

For the BBQ Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 4 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 tsp granulated onion
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Trim fat from pork roast and cut into 4 same size chunks.
  2. Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisk together. Add pork chunks to rub mix and coat well.

  3. Add 2 tbs olive oil to Instant Pot and set to sauté. Once it indicates hot, add the pork, but do not crowd.

  4. Sear on each side for about 2 minutes each. Remove pork and set aside on a plate. Repeat with remaining pork pieces.
  5. Once pork is seared and removed from pot, press cancel and add 1/2 cup chicken broth. Use a wooden spoon and deglaze the bottom of the pot. Make sure to scrape up all the bits. Then add remaining ingredients for the bbq sauce. Cook until heated through.
  6. Place pork chunks directly into the liquid in the pot, spacing out as best possible. Secure lid and make sure vent is set to sealing. Pressure cook/manual on high pressure for 60 minutes.
  7. Then let pressure release naturally for 20 minutes or until pin drops.
  8. Remove pork to a large bowl and shred with 2 forks.
Nutrition Facts
BBQ Pulled Pork
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 475 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 191mg64%
Sodium 1100mg46%
Potassium 1286mg37%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 69g138%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.