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Smoked pulled pork is great for parties with family and friends, tailgating, or to switch up your usual dinner routine. This tender, juicy meat will be sure to be a family favorite.

Total Prep Time: 10-12 hours Makes: 10-15 servings

*Remember to buy organic and avoid your food allergies when making this recipe! If you do not know what your food allergies are get them tested soon!


1 – 5-8 lb organic pork or boston shoulder, no added hormones or nitrates
homemade barbecue rub
homemade beef or pork rub
2-3 cups organic apple juice or freshly juiced apple


Preheat smoker or barbecue grill to 250 degrees.

Generously rub 1/2 cup of the beef rub and 1/2 cup of barbecue rub on all sides of pork shoulder.

Insert instant-read meat thermometer in thickest part of pork shoulder.

Place pork shoulder on the smoker with the fat side up. Smoke for 2.5-3 hours.

Spray pork shoulder with organic apple juice every 45 minutes. (Use BPA free spray bottle.)

Place pork shoulder on baking sheet, then place back on smoker for additional 5-6 hours, or until instant-read meat thermometer reads 200 degrees.

Pull pork off smoker and place in cooler. Let sit for 30 minutes.

While pork is still hot, carve pork shoulder into 3×3 inch pieces and place into food processor. Pulse food processor 3-4 times until pork is shredded.

Place pork on plate or gluten free buns. Add barbecue sauce, and enjoy!

Contributed by EnVitality Wellness Center – A Wellness Way Affiliate in Englewood, CO.


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