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Smoked Pulled Pork

Looking for a simple pulled pork recipe? I've got you covered! This is a step by step recipe to make simple pulled pork.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Barbecue
Keyword howto, Smoked Pulled Pork
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 hours
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 12 hours 20 minutes
Author Nick


  • 1 Bone-In Pork Shoulder 6-8 lbs preferred
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil / Olive Oil / Mustard for binding rub to meat
  • 4 tbsp Nick's Pork Rub Recipe in the notes


  • Using your hands, apply the binding agent to the exterior of the pork shoulder
  • Generously apply the rub
    pork shoulder with rub
  • Smoke Pork Shoulder at 225 degrees, after about 6-8 hours the internal temp should hit 160.
  • When the internal temp hits 160 wrap the pork shoulder with butcher paper, and continue smoking. Check the internal temperature every hour, and when the internal temp hits 200+, pull it from the smoker.
  • Wrap the pork shoulder with foil, and put in a cooler to rest. I like to let my pork shoulders rest for a minimum of two hours, up to five.
  • Shred and eat! Serve on a bun with coleslaw, barbecue sauce, hot peppers, and... if you really want to get crazy, cheese sauce!
    pulled pork sandwich