Instant Pot Roast Pork Recipe

The slice alluded to as a butt dish or Boston Butt is really from the front of a pig. The shoulder region to be accurate. The shoulder is separated into two cuts the top rectangular part and the lower triangular part.

Generally, the top rectangular part was a less well known cut. Butchers in frontier New England took these less mainstream cuts and stuffed them in wooden barrels for capacity and transportation. The barrels utilized were called butts. So now you know. Fascinating, isn’t that so?

Presently on to a simple and generally brisk formula for pork broil. I know, this sounds somewhat like an interesting expression. Pork shoulder broils by and large profit by long cooking occasions. With the presentation of the Instant Pot, a refreshed electric weight cooker, that has all changed. In about an hour you can have a fork-delicate pork broil on the table.

Instant Pot Roast Pork

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Recipe by cookthestory Course: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This Instant Pot Roast Pork recipe for pork roast will become a family favorite. The salt and pepper mixture creates a tasty crust and seasons the drippings for an out-of-this-world gravy.


  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. pepper

  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided

  • A 2 lb. pork shoulder (also called pork butt)

  • 2 cups unsalted chicken broth or water

  • 1 onion cut into quarters

  • 3 cloves garlic


  • In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, and garlic powder and stir to combine.
  • Rub pork roast with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with the salt mixture on all sides.
  • Select the Sauté button to heat the Instant Pot. When “Hot” is displayed, add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Add the seasoned pork roast and sear on all sides, approximately 4 minutes per side.
  • When roast has been seared on all sides, press Cancel and remove roast from the Instant Pot. Place on a plate and set aside.
  • Add the broth or water to the Instant Pot, scraping any bits from the bottom with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.
  • Place the trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Lay the roast on top of the trivet and arrange the onions and garlic around.
  • Cover pot, lock on the lid, and set the steam release valve to Sealing.
  • Select the Meat/Stew or Pressure Cook button and set the cook time to 30 minutes.
  • When the cooking cycle has finished, allow the pot to sit for 10 minutes, and then do a quick release by moving the valve to Venting.
  • Optional Step: To crisp the crust, preheat oven to 425˚F while the roast is resting.
  • Remove the pork to a sheet pan or roasting pan if using crisping method. Place in preheated oven and cook for 10 minutes.
  • If not using the crisping method: Remove the pork to a cutting board.
  • Carve the roast into 1/2” slices.


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