Instant Pot Pulled Pork with Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce

  • Author: Kelley


Honey mustard pulled pork made in the Instant Pot. Such a great summer potluck recipe!!


Honey Mustard:

  • 1 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4  cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Pulled Pork:

  • 2 lb pork roast cut into 3-inch chunks
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon mustard  powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock (or water)
  • 1/2 cup honey mustard sauce


  1. Make the honey mustard first. Combine mustard, honey, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar in a small saucepan. Simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Set aside to let cool.
  2. Make the rub for the pulled pork. In a small bowl, combine cumin, brown sugar, paprika, mustard powder, salt, and pepper. Use a fork to mix well. Toss the pork pieces with the rub and coat evenly.  Let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Turn your pressure cooker to the “sauté” mode. Add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and when the base is hot, add 1/2 of the pork. Brown on every side. Remove from Instant Pot and repeat with the other tablespoon of olive oil and pork.
  4. Add the pork back to Instant Pot along with 1/2 cup of water (or chicken stock) and 1/2 cup of the honey mustard sauce. Secure lid on pressure cooker. Make sure the vent is in the “seal” mode. Select “high pressure” on your IP and cook for 1 hour. Let sit for 5 minutes and then do a quick release.
  5. Pork should shred easily with two forks. At this point, you can toss the pork with the honey mustard sauce or drizzle the honey mustard over the pork. This is great as a sandwich, taco, or topped on a salad. Enjoy!