Our Favorite Pulled Pork Recipe

With our pasture-raised pork, you get incredible, deep flavor unlike any other you’ve had before. And that quality truly shines in classics like pulled pork.

Our pulled pork recipe makes it easy to recreate this barbecue favorite without a smoker. Get the recipe below and shop the ingredients on FreshDirect.

Easy Pulled Pork Recipe

What You’ll Need:
3-4 lb. boneless pork shoulder
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
12 ounces lager beer

What To Do:
Trim skin and excess fat from pork shoulder, leaving about a quarter inch of fat. Divide the pork into 2 pieces if necessary to fit in you Dutch oven.

In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, smoked paprika, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, and a few dashes of pepper.

Rub mustard over the surface of the pork, then liberally coat all over with the spice mixture. Wrap pork in plastic wrap, then let sit in the fridge for 12 hours or overnight.

When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 275 F. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add pork and sear, turning to brown on all sides (be careful not to burn the spices). Pour in beer and place a lid on top.

Transfer pot to oven and let roast for 3 hours, turning once. Remove lid and cook until pork is fork-tender and internal temperature is 200 F, about 1 hour longer.

Transfer pork to a cutting board and let rest 20–30 minutes; reserve the leftover juices. Shred the meat with two forks.

Return pork to the pot and pour in a little bit of the reserved juices. Season with salt to taste and add a few spoonfuls of barbecue sauce if desired. 

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