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Burger rolls filled with pulled pork on a serving board with side salad


When people notice pulled pork's on the menu, they don't bother reading further. While it may take a little longer to cook than your average meal, you'll be rewarded with a delicious feast guaranteed to please your guests. Follow our simple recipe for amazing smoked pulled pork.


1Perfect smoked pulled pork


10 hours, depending on size


• Pork Shoulder

• Your favourite spice mix

• 500ml apple juice

• 500ml butter (cubed)

• 1 cup brown sugar


Set the temperature

Heat up your smoker to the ideal cooking temperature of between 107°C and 110°C. 


Trim the pork

While your smoker is reaching the ideal temperature, trim the excess fat off your pork shoulder.

Person trimming fat off a pork shoulder


Add some spice mix

Rub the pork shoulder with your favourite spice mix.

Person rubbing spice mix into a pork shoulder


Cook the pork

Once the smoker has reached ideal cooking temperature, place pork on a rack for 2 hours.

Person in apron place pork shoulder on the rack of a smoker


Add some apple juice, butter and sugar

Add your pork to an aluminum foil tray and add the apple juice, cubed butter and brown sugar. Wrap the tray with foil and cook for another four hours, checking it hourly. You'll know it's ready when it develops a lovely reddish-brown hue on the outside of the meat. 

Person pouring apple juice over pork shoulder with butter cubes in cooking tray


Rest the pork

Once finished cooking, let the pork rest for a minimum of an hour. You can then use a fork, claws or your hands to pull it apart.

Cooked pork shoulder in baking tray


Time to eat!

Enjoy the smoky flavour!

Person pulling apart smoked pork shoulder

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