Perfect Pulled Pork

Perfect Pulled Pork

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Marie Ward

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I have made this countless times it is always so good! Easy, easy! Takes awhile to cook because it is a slow cook and a brim before that! It's worth the time it takes to make this. Enjoy!
Tried to put everything into this one recipe. Didn't want to separate it. If you have questions let me know!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
A LOT!
Prep:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • DRY RUB

  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    chilli powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    paprika
  • 1/2 c
    light brown sugar
  • MIX ALL THE INGREDIENTS TOGETHER AND STORE IN AN AIR TIGHT CONTAINER.

  • BRINE SOLUTION:

  • 1/4 c
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    light brown sugar
  • 2 qt
    cold water
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 3 Tbsp
    dry rub mix
  • ADD SALT TO COLD WATER AND STIR WELL UNTIL ALL THE SALT IS COMPLETELY DISSOLVED. THEN ADD THE BROWN SUGAR, DRY RUB AND BAY LEAVES AND STIR WELL TO COMBINE.

  • PERPECT PULLED PORK BBQ

  • 1
    4-7 pound whole boston pork butt

How to Make Perfect Pulled Pork

Step-by-Step

  1. 1. Here's how I normally do it...The morning on the day before I want to serve this, first thing when I get up, I prepare the brine solution and let the shoulder brine at least 8 hours or longer in the fridge. That evening i take it out of the fridge and let it sit for a couple hours. Right before I go to bed, I season the shoulder with the dry rub all over and pat it in. Preheat oven at 225 degrees. Put the fat side up of the pork roast into a throw away foil pan (double the foil pan). Insert a probe thermometer into the center of thickest part of the shoulder, but not touching the bone. A digital thermometer with an alarm function is the easiest way to do this. Do not remove from oven until the center of the shoulder reaches 200 degrees. When the shoulder has reached 200 degrees, shut off the oven and let the roast cool for a couple of hours before removing from the oven. If the bottom of the pan is dry (or crusted with dried spices) then cover the pan with foil to retain internal moisture of the meat during the cooling period. When the temperature drops to 170 degrees or slightly lower, remove from oven.
  2. Place on a large, clean work surface, and remove the large sheet of crusted fat on the top. Pull apart with two forks. It will pull apart very easily. Taste the meat if you need more seasoning add some dry rub a little at a time. It depends on the weight of your pork roast, but mine was a 8 pound one and it took at least 13 hours.
  3. Use the BBQ sauce that I have posted to go with this pork.

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About Perfect Pulled Pork

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American



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