Today I’m going to share with you to the best of my ability my husbands most delicious recipe for his Smoked Pulled Pork. I cannot do justice with words to describe how good this recipe is, you’re just going to have to take my word for it.
There are several steps involved but trust me when I say the payoff is extremely worth the effort.
We do have a Traeger grill that we make our smoked pork on, but Kris finishes the meat in a crockpot. I suggest using both a smoker and a crockpot for the best tasting meat.
Step 1 is find a pork shoulder. Not a pork butt. Pork Shoulder is where it’s at for the best pulled pork. Step 2 is find a good pork rub. There’s lots to be had and we’ve gone through many many jars of seasoning. Our favorite is Grill Your Ass Off seasonings, but you can find some great ones in local butcher shops or even your local BBQ place might sell theirs!
As you can see from above, Kris GENEROUSLY uses the Infidel Pork Rub on the shoulder. Key step here is that he first rubs the pork with standard mustard, THEN rubs with the spices.
After rubbing the pork with mustard and spices, Kris will thoroughly wrap the pork in plastic (syran wrap) and then keep it refrigerated for up to 24 hours or overnight before putting it on the smoker.
Next he smokes the shoulder for 6 hours at 225 degrees. The Traeger smokers are wonderful for these kinds of projects because they’ll keep your temperature steady the entire 6 hours. Modern marvel.
After the first 6 hours on the smoker, pull the pork off and place it in your large crockpot and set it on high for another 6 hours.
The meat will fall off the bone. Kris always leaves a little of the drippings from the crockpot in there with the meat once you’ve shredded it to keep it juicy. You can also add more seasonings or salt to it if you like.
Honestly we almost never add barbeque sauce because it tastes so good, but you can definitely add your favorite sauce to your sandwich. Alternatively and our favorite way to eat pulled pork is in a taco with cilantro, fresh jalapeno, & Kris’s homemade salsa.
This recipe is a staple in our house – one of our go-tos. It was what I asked for my birthday dinner because I love it so much. I hope you love it too! ♥