Pulled Pork Shoulder Recipe

Pulled Pork Shoulder
Servings: NA

A variation of Alton Brown's recipe. If you have only cooked pulled pork in the oven, you are really missing out on a treat. The smoke gives a beautiful flavor and adds the smoke ring that to me is the mark of good barbecue. You can use whatever type of sauce you prefer on this- vinegar based, mustard, or tomato based. Whichever type you use, it is best if it is on the thin side, so water it down if you need to.

Hello everyone, I hope you're having a fantastic day today. Today, we're going to make Pulled Pork Shoulder. It's one of my all-time favorite food recipes. This time, I'm going to do something a little different. This is going to be delicious. Prepare the ingredients before making Pulled Pork Shoulder in your home. Then, follow these steps below to serve Pulled Pork Shoulder for your family or friends.


  • 3/4 molasses

  • 12 pickling salt

  • 2 kosher salt

  • 2 water

  • 2 whole cumin seeds

  • 2 fennel seeds

  • 2 whole coriander seeds

  • 2 chili powder

  • 2 onion powder

  • 1/2 paprika

  • 1 barbecue sauce

  • 8 -10, NA, NA apple cider vinegar

  • barbecue sauce

If you have prepared the ingredients needed, now time to start cooking. There are 16 steps you must follow to make Pulled Pork Shoulder in your home by yourself.

Directions: How to Make Pulled Pork Shoulder

  1. Combine ingredients for the brine.

  2. Place the pork roast into the brine, making sure it is submerged, and refrigerate for 10-12 hours, or overnight.

  3. Using a spice mill or mortar and pestle, grind ingredients for the spice rub into a fine powder.

  4. At the appropriate time, drain the pork roast from the brine and pat dry with paper toweling.

  5. Apply the spice rub to the pork roast, massaging it in, using gloves if desired to keep the rub from sticking to your fingers.

  6. Mix together ingredients for mop/baste and set aside., Prepare smoker or grill.

  7. When the smoker/grill temperature has reduced to 210F, add the pork roast, cover grill, and cook for approximately 10 hours, or until internal temperature has reached 165-190°F.

  8. Do not exceed 190F for an internal temperature in the meat or it will be dry.

  9. Maintain smoker/grill temperature of 210F throughout cooking time (you may add soaked wood chips to the coals occasionally, if desired.

  10. During the last hour or so of cooking, brush on mop liberally, about every 15 minutes or so., When the pork is cooked, it should be tender enough that sticking it with a fork loosens the meat easily.

  11. The roast will appear dark (it's what is called a\bark\ when fully cooked.

  12. Allow pork roast to\rest\ for 45 minutes to an hour before pulling (try not to pick at it and eat all of it before you get a chance to pull it!.

  13. To pull, use your fingers or 2 forks to shred meat on a cutting board.

  14. To make a sandwich, thin your preferred barbecue sauce and toss with meat in a bowl., Place meat on a bun/roll with some cole slaw (if desired.

  15. May also just eat off the plate, no sandwich.

  16. You'll find yourself grabbing pieces to munch on anyway.

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