Easy 5-Ingredient Instant Pot Pork Roast

Easy 5-Ingredient Instant Pot Pork Roast – Made with Frozen Pork Butt

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3 pounds pork butt roast, frozen

½ tsp onion powder

½ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp chili powder

½ cup apple juice

½ tsp coarse black pepper

1 tsp salt

1 cup water

2 tbsp oil


  1. In a small bowl combine the onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, black pepper and salt.
  2. Rub the seasoning all over the pork roast.
  3. Press the SAUTE button on the Instant Pot and let stand until screen reads “HOT”.
  4. Add the oil.
  5. Add the roast and brown 2-3 minutes per side.
  6. Remove the roast from the Instant Pot.
  7. Add the water and apple juice and scrape the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon to loosen the brown bits.
  8. Press the CANCEL button.
  9. Return the pork in the Instant pot.
  10. Close and seal the Instant pot.
  11. Turn the venting knob to SEALING.
  12. Press the PRESSURE COOK button and check to make sure the pressure level shows as “High” in the display.
  13. Adjust the timer to 66 minutes (see Note*).
  14. When finished cooking, release pressure naturally according to manufacturer’s directions.
  15. Open the lid.
  16. Remove the pork from the Instant pot.
  17. To crisp up the crust, carefully place the pork on a baking sheet.
  18. Broil in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until the crust is brown and crispy.
  19. Remove from the oven.
  20. Allow to rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing then slice and serve.

If your roast is smaller or larger, calculate the cooking time by multiplying the number of pounds by 22 minutes.

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