Slow Roasted Pulled Pork is a a flavor packed recipe perfect for anyone who loves a tender pulled pork sandwich.
Pulled Pork is something we eat a lot in our house. My famous recipe among friends is Root Beer Pulled Pork. I make it often during football season. Mainly because it’s easy, feeds a lot of people and it tastes delicious. When I saw Slow Roasted Pulled Pork in Cooking Light’s newest cookbook, Lighten Up, America!, I knew we had to try it.
I’ve only made pulled pork in a slow cooker. FOr this recipe, the pork is cooked in the oven for 4-5 hours and coated in a spice rub. I used this opportunity to cook the pork in my new Rockcrok. Any kind of dutch oven or roasting pan would work, too.
By cooking in the oven without a lid, the pork gets super crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. It was DELICIOUS!! You can eat the pork as is or top with your favorite BBQ sauce. I like to put BBQ sauce on just about everything, so I went a little crazy with Lillie’s Q BBQ Sauce.
I mentioned before this recipe is from Cooking Light’s cookbook, Lighten Up, America! I’m giving away a copy of this healthy cookbook! Be sure to enter! It’s an amazing cookbook filled with 150+ classic recipes made over so their better for you.
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground red pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Hungarian hot paprika
- 1 (4 3/4-pound) pork shoulder (Boston butt), trimmed
- 8 hamburger buns
- BBQ sauce
- 1. Preheat oven to 300°.
- 2. Combine all of the seasonings in a small bowl. Rub seasoning mixture on all sides of pork. Place pork in a shallow roasting pan or dutch oven (without the lid on).
- 3. Bake at 300° for 4 hours and 15 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in center registers 190 degrees and pork is very tender. The pork might reach 190 degrees before it's tender enough to shred. The pork really needs to be fork tender, then it's considered done.
- 4. Remove from oven. Cover with foil, and let stand 20 minutes. Remove pork from bone; shred with 2 forks. Serve on buns and top with BBQ sauce (if needed).