This is an easy pulled pork recipe with fabulous flavor and is my go to recipe if I need to feed a crowd. The ingredients are very basic and surely can be found in your pantry. This recipe calls for you to use your favorite BBQ sauce. Choose one that is really good. Montgomery Inn BBQ sauce is a favorite in Cincinnati and it is absolutely amazing with this pulled pork.
Pulled pork is very popular at picnics, family gatherings, tailgates or for any occasion. It is super simple to prepare and you can put it in the oven in the morning and come home to a delicious meal. Just mix the spices the night before and rub them into the meat and put it in the refrigerator to marinate. The next day your oven will do all the work. A slow cooker works well for this recipe too. If you have leftovers it freezes well too.
If you love coleslaw on your pulled pork, check out my recipe for Sweet Apple Coleslaw.
Ingredients (10-12 Servings)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp chile powder
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp chipotle chile pepper
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 pork shoulder roast (3 - 4 lbs)
- 2 large onions
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 bottle BBQ sauce
- Hamburger buns
Stir together the brown sugar, chile powder, paprika, garlic powder, chipotle chile pepper, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. (Photo A) Rub the mixture all over the pork shoulder roast. Wrap the roast in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. (Photo B)
Cut the onions in quarters and place in the bottom of a large dutch oven and add the chicken broth. (Photo C) Place the pork on the onions and broth. (Photo D) Roast the pork for approximately 6 to 7 hours in a 300 degree oven. The meat should be falling off the bone and fork tender. (Photo E)
Remove the pork from the pot and shred with two forks. Discard the bones and fat. Remove the onions and chop into small pieces. Return the pork and onions to the pot. (Photo F) Place on the stove and reheat if necessary. Place the meat on the buns and add the barbecue sauce to each serving. The barbecue sauce can be added to the pork in the pot and heated thoroughly if preferred.