Oven Roasted Smoky Pulled Pork

Smoky, tender, oven roasted pulled pork that can be turned into endless different meals!

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Pork is probably my husbands most favorite meat, if he had to pick one. He claims I don’t make it nearly enough. Probably because I used to hate it. For a loooong time, all I really ate was pork tenderloin, and it always seemed dry, so I kind of just associated all pork that way. I couldn’t be more wrong, but it took me awhile to figure it out and learn to have a little love affair with pork and the many different cuts and ways to eat it!

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Now, pork, in one form or another, always has a place in my freezer. Tacos always seem to be my most favorite way to eat it, or bbq pulled pork sandwiches is another love! Lately, this oven roasted pulled pork has become my weakness.

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This pork may take some time in the cook, (don’t many great things?), but the hands on time is pretty quick and really easy, and then you toss it in the oven to let the magic happen! It is so well flavored, crispy on the outside from the searing, yet so fall off the bone tender. It’s heaven. It is better than any crock-pot pulled pork Ive had. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking the slow cooker, because I love it for its ease and ability to cook when I just don’t have time to stay home while the oven is going, but when I do, this oven roasted smoky pulled pork is it!

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Not only is it so tasty, but this particular recipe makes a whopping ten heaping cups of pork once its shredded from the bone. Do you even know the amount of meals you can make with this? (which means its perfect for those of you who meal prep at the beginning of the week) I have a new favorite dish coming to you later this week, but in the meantime you should check out these pulled pork stuffed sweet potatoes or this pork and mango pizza! <–love!

Add this to your recipe repertoire, I promise you wont’ be disappointed!

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Oven Roasted Smoky Pulled Pork

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 10 heaping cups of pulled pork

Smoky, tender, oven roasted pulled pork that can be turned into endless different meals!

Ingredients

  • 6-7 pound pork shoulder (bone-in)
  • 2 TB smoked paprika
  • 2 TB kosher salt
  • 1 TB chili powder
  • 1 TB brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 12 ounce beer
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°
  2. Rinse and pat your pork dry. Cut off any thick slabs of fat on the outside, leaving all the inner striations alone.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the spices together, smoked paprika through the garlic powder. Then rub into and all over the pork.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Place the pork shoulder in and sear all the sides. (about 2-3 minutes on each side until it reaches a crispy golden brown)
  5. Pour the beer and liquid smoke in right over the pork, and bring to a quick boil.
  6. Cover the pork and transfer it to the oven. Cook for 2 1/2-3 hours until pork tender. (Mine took just over 2 1/2 hours and was a 6 1/2 lb shoulder) It should be falling right off the bone.
  7. Remove from the pot to a cutting board or large baking sheet. Allow to cool enough so that you can handle it, and then shred. It will make about 10 cups of pulled pork to do with it what you may!

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