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Oven Roasted Perfect Pulled Pork

Creating delicious dishes using pulled pork is one of the great joys in life. And roasting the perfect piece of pork in your oven couldn't be easier. When you want the Real Deal try this pulled pork recipe and amaze your friends and family!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Dry Rub: Resting in Fridge1 d
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 406kcal


Dry Rub

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder

Pulled Pork

  • 4 lbs boneless pork shoulder
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup beer or substitute- Dr. Pepper, Root Beer or Coke
  • 1 onion diced


Dry Rub

  • In a small bowl mix together all the seasonings for the rub. Mix well.
  • Pat the pork roast dry using paper towels.
  • Coat the pork roast with the rub. Wrap the roast in plastic wrap and place in fridge for 12 - 24 hours.

Pulled Pork

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  • In a large pot heat the oil until it begins to smoke, then add the onions. Allow the onions to cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Very carefully place the pork in the pot and sear the roast on all sides (3-5 minutes per side). Be very careful during this process so that the hot oil doesn't burn you.
  • Remove the pan from heat and add the beer to the pan.
  • Cover and cook for 2 to 3 hours. Check the pork at about the 90 minutes mark to see if it needs more liquid.
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool until safe to handle.
  • Shred the pork with two forks. Add your favorite barbecue sauce to coat the shredded pork and toss to coat the pork.
  • Serve as shredded pork for tacos, sandwiches and other recipes using pulled pork.



**Keep in mind that cooking times will vary depending on how heavy your pork butt is - a rough estimate is at least an hour per pound.


Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 799mg | Potassium: 972mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg