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Instant Pot Mississippi Pork Sandwiches

  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


With just a handful of ingredients and 80 minutes in the instant pot you can make fall apart pork that is perfect on sandwiches. This particular recipe has no packets of ranch or au jus. The meat is slightly spicy and infused with flavor. 


  • 2 pounds pork loin roast
  • 1/4 cup butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp Better than Bouillon Chicken Base*
  • 1/2 cup pepperoncini juice
  • 5 pepperoncinis
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Buns
  • Provolone cheese


  1. Turn your instant pot to the saute function (more setting). Let the pot heat up until it says HOT.
  2. While the pot is heating up, cut your pork roast in half (lengthwise). When the pot is hot add in 2 Tbsp of butter, let it melt. Then add in the roast pieces and let each piece brown for 5 minutes on each side. Do not move the roast while it is browning. After it has browned remove the roast and place it on a plate.
  3. Deglaze the pot with the water. Then add in the Better than Bouillon and dissolve it in the water. Add in the pepperoncini juice.
  4. Add the roast back into the pot. Nestle the pepperoncinis around the roast. Add in the additional 2 Tbsp of butter. Sprinkle the roast with the salt, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme and black pepper.
  5. Cover the Instant Pot and secure the lid in place. Make sure valve is set to “sealing.” Set the manual button (or pressure cook button) to 80 minutes on high pressure.
  6. After the 80 minutes is up let the pot sit there for another 15-20 minutes so the pressure can release naturally. If there is still pressure in the pot after 20 minutes move the valve to “venting” to remove remaining pressure.
  7. Remove the roast and place on a cutting board. Shred the roast and return to the pot. Stir it in with the juices.
  8. Serve shredded meat on toasted buns with melted provolone cheese on top.


I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*.

This recipe can be gluten free. The meat and sauce are gluten-free! You can find gluten-free buns in the freezer section at many grocery stores. Kinnickinnick and Udi brands are good. Chick-fil-A has gluten free buns that are so soft and delicious! You can purchase them alone for about $1.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 80 minutes (plus time to release pressure)
  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Instant Pot