Pulled Pork Burgers

5 from 1 reviews

The best thing about these BBQ pulled pork burgers is that we’re using a pressure cooker, so the pork shoulder is fall-apart tender in just over an hour with very minimal prep! You get a hearty meal that everyone will love and you've got 45 minutes to get the important things done while dinner cooks!



Serve with:

  • brioche buns
  • coleslaw


  1. Combine brown sugar, salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, paprika, and garlic powder in a small bowl.
  2. Season the pork roast on all sides, gently rubbing the seasoning into the roast.
  3. Add oil to the instant pot and turn it to a sauté.
  4. Once hot, sear seasoned pork roast for 2-3 minutes on all sides, until a dark golden-brown crust forms.
  5. Combine beer/broth, BBQ sauce, and vinegar in a large measuring cup and pour it over the roast in the IP.
  6. Seal the lid on the instant pot and cook on high pressure for 45 minutes.
  7. Allow to naturally release for 10 minutes. Then press the quick-release button to allow the remaining steam to escape.
  8. Shred pork with two forks, discarding any fat or grizzle.
  9. Serve on a toasted brioche bun, drizzle with BBQ sauce and pile on the coleslaw!



If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can make this pulled pork burger recipe in a slow cooker too! Just sear the pork on the stove first, then move it to the slow cooker. Cover it in the BBQ sauce mixture and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours, or on high for 4 hours.

If your pork shoulder is too big to get a good sear in the Instant Pot, cut it into chunks and sear it in batches. Searing the pork introduces a lot of those complex flavors that good BBQ is known for, so don’t skip it! 

Keywords: instant pot pulled pork, pork shoulder instant pot, instant pot pork butt