Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12-14 hours
Rest Time: 1 hour
Total Servings: 10-12 servings
Pulled pork is such a versatile meal, and loved by many.
Today we're going to show you our best pellet grill pulled pork recipe!
Follow our steps and ingredient list, so you can achieve a perfect batch of pulled pork today!
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Pulled Pork Ingredients:
- 8 pound pork butt (bone-in)
- ½ cup yellow mustard
- ¼ cup salt
- ¼ cup garlic powder
- ¼ cup smoked paprika
- One Tbsp. black pepper
- Two Tbsp. brown sugar
Pulled Pork Equipment:
- Pellet Grill
- Medium Sized Bowl
- Meat Thermometer
- Aluminum Foil
- Large Cutting Board
- Meat Claws
Pulled Pork Cooking Instructions:
Choosing Your Pork:
In this recipe we are using an 8 pound pork butt, although you can use pork shoulder if you wish.
When choosing your cut of meat, you should always try and find one that looks reddish pink with plenty of internal fat, and the fat cap should be pearl white.
Using a higher quality roast will make your shredded pork turn out better!
Prepare Your Seasonings:
In a medium sized bowl, measure and mix in your ¼ cup of salt, ¼ cup of garlic powder, ¼ cup of smoked paprika, 1 tablespoon of black pepper, and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar.
Whisk together, creating your pulled pork dry rub!
You can just set this bowl aside for now.
Prepare Your Pork:
Assuming that your pork butt is fully thawed, you should start prepping by trimming off any excess fat you don't want to eat.
Take your half cup of yellow mustard, and lather the entire roast.
Once coated in mustard, take your rub mix and season the whole roast. Lightly massage the seasonings into the pork.
Let sit for about 15 minutes.
Preparing the pork correctly is the key to creating the best pulled pork you'll ever try!
Preheat Your Pellet Grill:
You can preheat your pellet grill while your pork butt is soaking in the flavor from your seasonings.
Set the temperature to 225℉, using your preferred pellets.
The preheating process usually takes 15 minutes to reach 225℉.
Its important to make sure your grill is at the proper temperature before you throw your roast on the grill.
Begin Smoking The Pork Butt:
Once your pellet grill is preheated, you can place your pork butt onto the center of your grill grates.
Close the lid and and smoke for 12 hours, or until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 202℉.
The cooking time depends on the total weight of your pork butt.
We're using an 8 pound roast, and we like to go by 1.5 hours per pound of pork.
So for our cut of meat, we need to smoke for at least 12 hours!
If you check your pork after 12 hours and its not to temp, let smoke for another 30 minutes and check again.
Smoke until fully done.
Some say to add apple cider vinegar or apple juice to your pork butt for the last few hours of cooking, but with this recipe it should stay juicy enough throughout the entire cook!
Let The Pork Rest:
Once your pork is fully cooked, turn off your pellet grill, and transfer your smoked pork butt onto a large piece of aluminum foil.
Wrap the pork tightly in the aluminum foil and let it rest for at least an hour.
Shred And Serve:
After your pork has had time to rest, unwrap it from the aluminum foil and place it onto a large cutting board.
Take your meat claws and use them to shred the pork on the cutting board.
The bone should slide right out, and you can discard it into the trash.
Once your pork is fully shredded, you can transfer it into a serving dish.
Allow your guests to dish up, serve with buns and barbecue sauce incase they want to make pulled pork sandwiches!
Side Dishes For Pulled Pork:
Pulled pork is awesome because of how versatile and tasty it is!
It works well with lots of popular side dishes.
Some including: Coleslaw, Steamed corn, Baked beans, Corn on the cob, Potato salad, Mac and cheese, Biscuits, and Pasta salad.
Any of these classic side dishes are sure to please whomever you are cooking for!
How To Store Pulled Pork:
While yes this pulled pork is delicious, its equally as filling!
We don't expect you to eat every pound of pork from todays recipe, but we also don't want there to be any waste!
To prevent this, there are multiple ways you can store smoked pulled pork.
The best way is to simply put the leftovers into an airtight food storage container and refrigerate for up to 5 days!
If you want to store your leftovers for longer, freezing is always an option!
Put the desired amount of pulled pork into a freezer safe bag and then freeze for up to 6 months.
Pulled Pork Nutritional Facts
Disclaimer: The data listed above is an estimate and not a guarantee.
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