Smoked Pork Butt

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We love pulled BBQ pork sandwiches at our house, so we make this every few weeks. The pork just shreds apart after it's done, and the smoky flavor is incredible. It's best to brine the meat overnight to help it retain moisture during smoking, but it's not necessary. There's a basic brine recipe on this site titled 'Basic Brine for Smoking' if you want to brine the pork. I like to rub the pork before I smoke it with a very spicy dry rub that I usually make up each time, so that it's always different. Also, I use apple wood chips because we like the sweet, fruity flavor they yield. When it's done, shred it apart, heat up your favorite sauce, and slather some on a bun. Authentic pit barbecue right in your own house!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
18 hrs
Additional Time:
18 hrs
Total Time:
1 day 12 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings

Ingredients

  • 7 pounds fresh pork butt roast

  • 2 tablespoons ground New Mexico chile powder

  • 4 tablespoons packed brown sugar

Directions

  1. If desired, soak the pork butt in a brine solution for at least 4 hours or overnight. There's a recipe for a brine on this site titled 'Basic Brine for Smoking Meat'. You should do this covered and in the refrigerator.

  2. Preheat an outdoor smoker for 200 to 225 degrees F (95 to 110 degrees C).

  3. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, chili powder and any additional seasonings to your taste. Apply this liberally to the meat and rub it in with your fingers. Place a roasting rack in a drip pan and lay the meat on the rack.

  4. Smoke at 200 to 225 degrees F (95 to 110 degrees C) for 6 to 18 hours, or until internal pork temperature reaches 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

321 Calories
22g Fat
3g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 321
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 78mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 385mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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