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two large pork roasts in an aluminum pan on the grill grate, partially covered by aluminum foil with a meat thermometer inserted in one roast,
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5 from 2 votes

Simple Pulled Pork

Simple low and slow bbq pulled pork to feed a crowd
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time11 hours
Total Time11 hours 25 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Barbecue
Keyword: Simple Pulled Pork
Servings: 8 people
Author: Susie Bulloch


  • 1 5-7 lb bone-in pork shoulder roast (Boston butt)
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce (We like Weber's Buzz'n Honey)
  • 10-12 hamburger buns or rolls

Rub Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweet paprika
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground pepper freshly ground
  • 2 tablespoons ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons celery seed


  • Combine all ingredients for the rub in a small bowl. Rub all over the pork butt. Reserve excess rub for future use.
  • Start your smoker and set the temperature to maintain 225 degrees.
  • Place the seasoned pork butt on the grill and close the lid. Allow the roast to smoke for 3 hours.
  • Remove the pork from your grill and place in a disposable foil pan. Fill the bottom of the pan with the apple juice and return to the grill.
  • Continue to cook for 8-9 more hours or until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 200-205 degrees F. If at any point during the cooking process the roast starts getting too dark, cover the entire pan with aluminum foil.
  • When the pork has reached the desired internal temperature, remove from the grill and let rest for at least 20 minutes. You can also keep the roast in a warmed oven (preheat to 225 then turn off) until ready to serve.
  • Transfer the roast to a large mixing bowl and pour the juices into a 4 cup measuring pitcher. Pull the roast into long shreds, discarding any fat or gristle.
  • Separate the fat from the top of the pan juices and discard. Use the remaining juice to moisten the pulled pork just before serving. Toss gently to combine.
  • Serve the pulled pork on the hamburger buns with the barbecue sauce of your choice.


Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 4517mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 2793IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 5mg