Today, I’ll be showing you how to make delightfully flavorsome pulled pork. Now, I will warn you before we begin; after trying this recipe for yourself, you’re never going to look at pulled pork the same again. Mind you, this recipe isn’t another one of those countless guides teaching you how to use an Instapot or some other slow cooker for making ‘smoked’ pulled BBQ pork; no, my friends, this is the real deal!
Read on if you want to whip up delicious barbecue pulled pork that will melt at the very moment it enters your mouth and a dish that will completely change your perception as to just how good pulled pork can be.
This recipe is excellent for beginners and pitmasters alike, mainly thanks to the fool-proof nature of cooking pork butt (actually the shoulder of the animal). You can’t exactly ruin a pork butt when cooked low and slow, further driving my argument that it is a great starting point for anyone beginning their smoking career.
Pulled Pork Overview
One of the most popular ‘low and slow’ cooked foods is pulled pork, and for good reason. It presents smokey essence interwoven with tender strands of meat that still contains a large amount of moisture, as the muscles are pulled apart rather than torn, making them all the more soft and mesmerizing.
Pork butt is the usual choice for making pulled pork, and in my opinion, the use of this particular cut is essential to capture the flavors we’re striving for in this dish. This cut of meat typically weighs between 5 and 8 pounds. As for grill requirements – just about anything with a lid will do; free at least 1 hour and 15 minutes per pound of pork for the cooking process (this is the usual time it takes to cook 1 pound at 225°F).
This easy pulled pork recipe is one of the most versatile BBQ dishes in existence, perfect for feeding hoards of people.
And that concludes today’s article! I sincerely hope you enjoy this amazing pulled pork recipe. Be sure to comment below if you have anything you’d like clarified or generally have any further inquiries. Have a great day!