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Pressure Cooker Cajun Pork Roast Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Jennifer


  • 1 Pork Shoulder 5 lbs or less
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cups of coffee I use Instant Coffee for cooking
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 1 large can of fire roasted diced tomatoes


  • First, cut the pork roast into 4 or 6 pieces. This allows the roast to cook evenly and quicker.
  • Combine all the seasoning ingredients with the brown sugar to create your pork rub.
  • TIP: if you like the spicy part you can always add more cayenne pepper. If you don't like the spice you can always reduce it. My kids hate spicy food so I barely use 1 teaspoon in my recipe.
  • Rub the seasonings onto each piece of the pork roast and place the seasoned pieces in a zip lock bag in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours. I usually let it sit overnight.
  • When you are ready to cook your pork roast you will combine 2 cups of strong coffee with the tomato paste. I use a whisk to combine these two ingredients until it's smooth. I never drink instant coffee but I keep instant coffee crystals on hand for cooking.
  • Place the raw pieces of pork roast in the bottom of the pressure cooker without the rack. Pour the coffee and tomato paste mixture over the meat. Then add a full can (the large can) of Fire Roasted diced tomatoes in the instant pot.
  • Lock the lid and make sure the vent is set to seal.
  • Cook it on manual for exactly 50 minutes. Then allow it to sit for about 5 minutes.
  • Carefully release the pressure from the seal. I always us a wooden spoon there's no risk of getting burned in the process. (I tend to be very cautious)
  • Remove the pork roast and use two forks or pork puller claws to pull the pork apart. The meat will be extremely tender and easy to pull so there's not much force needed at all.
  • I placed the pulled pork back in the juices and place it in a dish that is ready to serve!
  • We love to served pulled pork on a bun topped with coleslaw. YUMMY!!!