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Smoked Pulled Pork

Smoked Pulled Pork

Smoked Pulled Pork

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Yields

6 to 8 servings

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Pulled pork can be found on BBQ menus across the country. Each region treats their pulled pork with different spices and sauces. This recipe is a nod to the Kansas City style pulled pork and features our TSM Kansas City BBQ Rub. To complete the Kansas City experience, try it with our small batch Midwestern Sweet BBQ Sauce.

Serving Suggestions

Serve on a barbecue plate or between two buns for a sandwich. Makes a great topping for baked potatoes or nachos. Try with one of our Small Batch BBQ Sauces.

Recipe Notes

*Savory's 'Cue Glue helps the seasoning stick to your protein and creates a chewy yet tender bark. Simply slather on 2 to 3 tsp. per pound on all sides of the meat before applying the seasoning.

Ingredients

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Cue Glue

    'Cue Glue is a meat binder that's exclusive to Savory Spice. This "BBQ glue" helps stick your spices & seasonings to your grilled meats. As a b...

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  • Salt & Pepper Tableside Seasoning

    Salt & Pepper Tableside Seasoning may seem like an obvious, simple one to always have on hand – but this salt and pepper mix is a Savory Spice ...

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  • TSM Kansas City BBQ Rub

    TSM Kansas City BBQ Rub is named after Team Sweet Mama, the team who created this award-winning Kansas City dry rub, which won the pork category at...

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Directions

Slather shoulder on all sides with 'Cue Glue if using before rubbing shoulder with seasoning. Rub shoulder generously with Salt & Pepper Tableside Seasoning and TSM Kansas City BBQ Rub to coat. Set rubbed shoulder aside while you get the smoker ready. Use the 3-2-1 method to smoke-roast-grill the shoulder:

  • 3 hours in the smoker: Get smoker set up with wood of choice and heat to 250 to 275 degrees. Set shoulder in smoker and maintain temperature range while shoulder smokes for 3 hours.
  • 2 hours in the oven: Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Wrap shoulder in Directions cont.: aluminum foil and add 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar to the wrap. Set foil packet on a baking sheet and roast shoulder for 2 hours.
  • 1 hour on the grill: About 30 min. before removing shoulder from oven, heat grill to 300 degrees, keeping heat all to one side. Remove shoulder from oven and remove the foil wrap. Place shoulder on grill on the opposite side of the heat. Close lid and check temperature every 15 min. or so, basting or saucing if desired each time you check. Shoulder is done when internal temperature reaches 200 degrees, which takes about an hour. Let rest for 15 to 20 min. before serving.
  • To serve: Use two forks to pull the shoulder apart into smaller pieces.