Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Pulled Pork Low Carb Recipe
Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Keto Instant Pot Pulled Pork

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Easy to make, instant pot pork is something that will never let you down in terms of taste expectation. It’s one of those recipes that you can add to your keto menu to make it again and again.

If your instant pot has a timer, you can even fill it with meat and your favorite seasonings and set it to cook overnight. You’ll wake up to the delicious smell of freshly cooked ketogenic meat.

Usually, ketogenic dieters have various cuts of meat to choose from. However, in this case, thick and juicy, medium-sized grass-fed pork chops are the best and only option that guarantees a high result, especially if you are just beginning your keto lifestyle and don’t know which recipes are hard to make and which ones you can handle.

You can also use beef for this recipe. Along with tasting better, grass-fed meat has been shown to contain more nutrients than its conventional counterparts. One study found that grass-fed diets enhance conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) as well as trans vaccenic acid, a precursor to CLA, and omega 3 fatty acids (1). 

Grass-fed diets also elevate levels of precursors for vitamins A and E and the antioxidants superoxide dismutase and glutathione. Finally, grass-fed diets contain fewer cholesterol-elevating saturated fatty acids and more cholesterol neutral saturated fatty acids (2).

We will be using an Instant Pot to prepare this meal. Just in case you’re not familiar with it, an Instant Pot is an electronically controlled multi-functional cooker that is combined pressure cooker and slow cooker together.

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You can use it for many purposes, such as soup, stew, sauté, steam, slow cook, keep-warm, etc. It’s such a convenient piece of cookware that you should own for your convenience. Many people in the keto community use this to cook their keto food.

If you have a busy life, a cooker like this will save you a lot of time. Just simply choose the meat you want to eat (beef, pork, chicken, lamb) then season it however you like and add it in.

The instant pot will do all the work. You don’t have to be there to cook it like other methods. It’s such a time saver and will make your keto way of eating easier!

Extra tip: before cooking, let the meat juice up by adding a little bit of dressing or rub flavorings into the meat. With a sharp knife, make little cuts in the pork and put whole cloves of garlic in those gashes.

Remember to take away those cloves before serving meat to reduce the carbs. You don’t need to eat the whole garlic cloves.

You can also sear the pork before cooking in the instant pot. This will give you a beautiful flavor and texture.

Keto Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Let’s Do It!

If you buy a large piece of pork shoulder (or pork butt), cut it into medium-size pieces then place them inside an instant pot.

Cut pork shoulder into small pieces

In a small bowl, add paprika, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and salt. Mix together then pour it over the pork and rub the meat well on all sides.

Add water and minced garlic in. Turn on your instant pot and cook between 3 – 3.5 hours.

Rub pork with herbs and spices

Optionally, instead of water, you can use bone broth. Don’t be shy with garlic, oregano, and other seasonings – they only will add more taste to your dish! Also, try to experiment with flavor by adding some minced ginger, or any other of your favorite herbs.

Cook pork shoulder in instant pot

Once cooked, remove the meat and shred it using your hands or two forks. Put the shredded meat on a plate and top with chopped green onion.

Shred pork using forks

You can serve pulled pork with cauliflower rice, a low carb salad, sandwich or burger. You can also use lettuce leaves to make Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps.

Instant Pot Pulled Pork Recipe

Store the unused pork in the fridge for up to one week.

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Instant Pot Pulled Pork Low Carb


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Keto Instant Pot Pulled Pork

With an instant pot, every dish becomes much easier to make, especially this keto-friendly pulled pork.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword instant pot pulled pork, keto pulled pork, low carb pulled pork
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 205kcal
Author Tanya K.



  • Chop the meat into medium-size pieces and put into the instant pot.
  • Mix all spices together in a small bowl, sprinkle over the pork, and mix well.
  • Add minced garlic and 1/3 cup water.
  • Turn the instant pot on, click “saute,” and cook for 3-3,5 hours.
  • When done cooking, take the meat out and shred well. Transfer to a plate and garnish with chopped green onion.
  • Serve with a low carb salad, cauliflower rice, or lettuce leaves.



Chicken is also a good replacement for pork for this recipe.


Nutrition Facts
Keto Instant Pot Pulled Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 488mg20%
Potassium 529mg15%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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