Slow Cooked Pulled Pork


  • 4 lbs pork shoulder
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery rib
  • 1 garlic head
  • Trim fat from pork shoulder and cut into 4 large pieces, roughly the same size.
  • In a bowl combine the brown sugar, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Rub the mixture over the pork shoulder and coat evenly.
  • Add 2 tbsp olive oil to the inner pot and select SAUTE – 30 minutes and press START. Once the pot is hot, add 2 pieces of the pork and sear each side of the pork for 2 minutes each side. Remove pork and set aside on a plate. Repeat with remaining pork pieces.
  • Once pork is seared and removed from pot, press CANCEL and add 2 cups chicken broth. Use a wooden spoon and deglaze the bottom of the pot, scrapping up all the bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the pot; BBQ sauce, soy sauce, onion, carrot, celery and garlic.
  • Place pork pieces in the pot and push them down into the liquid. Secure lid and set to VENT. Select SLOW COOK - HIGH for 8 hours and press START.
  • When the cooking time is complete, remove pork and shred in a large bowl. Add BBQ sauce as desired or use the juice from the inner pot to dress the meat.
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