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pulled pork recipe sandwich

Pulled Pork Recipe

A restaurant quality pulled pork recipe can be recreated at home without a smoker. The key is using the correct cut of pork.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Pork
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 455kcal
Author Foodtastic Mom


  • 5 lbs pork shoulder (Boston butt)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Place the pork shoulder in the slow cooker.
  • Add the apple cider vinegar and liquid smoke.
  • Whisk together the brown sugar, salt, smoked and sweet paprika, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle it evenly over the pork shoulder.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 6 - 8 hours.
  • Shred the pork. Remove any large pieces of visible fat. Drain off some of the liquid if serving as sandwiches. 


Calories: 455kcal