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Instant Pot Pulled Pork Tenderloin

The tenderloin makes for some tender, lean, and economical pulled pork barbecue! In peach season, I like to use this easy barbecue sauce to minimize added sugar. This pork barbecue is delicious served with homemade cole slaw, or sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli and a simple salad, if desired. It also keeps well for a few days and freezes well.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Barbecue, Instant Pot, Pulled Pork
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 225 kcal
Author thewanderingrd


  • 2 pork tenderloins (about 2.5 pounds total)
  • 2 T. chili powder
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. kosher salt
  • 1 T. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup homemade barbecue sauce (or G Hughes Sugar Free BBQ Sauce, Original)


  1. Cut each pork loin in half to fit better in the Instant Pot (you will have 4 pieces). Sprinkle pork with spices and salt. Pour water and vinegar into bottom of Instant Pot insert. Place pork pieces into liquid; do not stir. Select manual setting with high pressure on Instant Pot and set time to 32 minutes.

  2. When timer is done, wait to allow Instant Pot to naturally release pressure for 10 minutes. Then carefully release remaining pressure and then remove lid. Using a slotted spoon, remove pieces of meat to a platter and pull apart with a fork. Stir in barbecue sauce. 

Recipe Notes

One serving contains about 5 grams of carbohydrates if storebought barbecue sauce is used, which can be decreased further by using a lower sugar or sugar free option.