4th of July Pulled Pork


I serve this to guests during the summer and is one of my favorites especially if feeding a crowd! I use the Smokin' Jack BBQ Sauce recipe on this site!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
12 hrs 10 mins
10 servings


  • 1 (8 pound) pork butt, trimmed

  • 18 cloves garlic

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or as needed

  • 4 teaspoons Creole seasoning (such as Tony Chachere's®)

  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon dry mustard

  • teaspoon ground cumin

  • 116 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Cut rows of deep slits into both sides of pork butt using a sharp knife; insert a garlic clove into each slit. Rub vegetable oil over pork butt.

  2. Mix Creole seasoning, brown sugar, white sugar, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, mustard, cumin, and ginger together in a bowl; coat pork butt with spice mixture. Wrap coated pork butt with aluminum foil and refrigerate for 8 hours to overnight.

  3. Heat an infrared turkey fryer or a large skillet over medium-high heat; remove aluminum foil from pork butt. Sear all sides of pork butt in the fryer or hot skillet until an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C) is reached, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

  4. Wrap the seared pork butt tightly in aluminum foil.

  5. Preheat the roaster or oven to 265 degrees F (130 degrees C).

  6. Place wrapped pork butt in the preheated roaster or oven until pork is easily shredded, 3 to 4 hours. Remove pork butt from aluminum foil and pull meat apart.


Find the recipe for Smokin' Jack BBQ Sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

455 Calories
30g Fat
4g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 455
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 156mg 52%
Sodium 283mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 529mg 11%

* 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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