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5 from 2 votes

Southern Pulled Pork with Orange Sauce

Southern Pulled Pork with Orange Sauce - marinated pork quickly cooked then served with an aromatic orange sauce made with orange juice, zest, cinnamon and cloves that's perfect for dipping or in a sandwich.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: pork and orange recipe, puled pork recipe, southern pulled pork recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 537kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking


  • 2 lb Smithfield Sweet & Smoky Marinated Fresh Pork Roast

Cooking Sauce:

  • cup lemon juice
  • soy sauce
  • cup Marsala wine
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp ground ginger or fresh

Orange Sauce:

  • cup sugar
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp ground clove


  • Combine the cooking sauce ingredients in a bowl and whisk to mix thoroughly. Set aside.
  • Place the Smithfield Sweet & Smoky Marinated Fresh Pork Roast in the Instant Pot and pour cooking sauce over. Close lid and venting valve, then press Meat setting to start cooking.
  • When meat is done, release vent valve and open lid. Shred pork using 2 forks, discarding any large pieces of fat. Cover with lid to keep warm and make the sauce.
  • In a saucepan place sugar, orange juice, zest, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt, red pepper flakes and ground clove. Turn heat to medium and cook until thickened. Stir often. The sauce will be an thick amber, almost clear color at this point. 
  • Serve sauce with the pulled pork and roasted vegetables.


If you're converting meat from a slow cooker to an Instant Pot, follow this rule: if the meat dish cooks in eight hours on low or four hours on high in the slow cooker, it will cook in 25-30 minutes in the Instant Pot. Make sure the Instant Pot setting reads "sealing" and not "venting" to ensure it's cooked properly.


Calories: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 1147mg | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 72.4mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.7mg