Pulled Pork Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • Pork shoulder – 17 lbs approximately
  • Granulated garlic – 2 tbsp
  • Granulated onion – 2 tbsp
  • Paprika – 2 tbsp
  • Chili powder – 1 tbsp
  • Dry mustard powder – 1 tbsp
  • Brown sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Salt and pepper – as required
  • Yellow onions – 2 (sliced in half moon slices)
  • BBQ sauce, homemade or store-bought – 3 cups (or more depending on your preference)


  1. Take a bowl and mix together chilli powder, paprika, granulated garlic, dry mustard powder, granulated onions, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Gently rub this mixture all over the pork shoulder so that it gets coated well.
  2. Cover it using a plastic wrap and put it into the fridge and let it sit for a couple of hours. Leaving it overnight is the best.
  3. Now preheat the oven at 300 degrees, take a roasting dish and place the sliced onions at the bottom of the dish and place the marinated pork shoulder over the onions.
  4. Cover the dish with an aluminium foil and roast it for 3 hours in the oven.
  5. Remove the foil and cook for another 3 hours or until the meat falls apart. Let the meat cool and using 2 forks or your fingers pull the meat apart into shreds.
  6. Now it’s time for the magic! Heat up the oven to350 degrees. Take a roasting pan and mix the all the bbq sauce over the shredded pork. Now pop it back into the oven for 10 minutes to get it all done.
  7. All set to be served with some homemade coleslaw over soft buns or taste better with toasted Kaiser Rolls.


  • Remember if your pork shoulder has a thick layer of fat you need to trim them because you really don’t need that fat.
  • When you uncover the pork you will notice a lot of juice in there, don’t worry they all are going to thicken up when you cook them uncovered.
  • It does render a lot of fat you can remove them after the pork is completely cooked because you don’t need all of that when you have a good bbq sauce.
  • Heating the bbq sauce and shredded pork mixture is crucial because I think this is going to get all the flavours in. That is insane, messy but well worth it!
  • Try it with some freshly made coleslaw and pickle sandwiches in toasted kaiser rolls. Oh, heavenly!