After a few years of perfecting, here is everyone's favorite (that's had it) pulled pork recipe. I will give detailed instructions on the smoking/bbq version, and a shortcut that just uses the oven.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
12 hrs
additional:
8 hrs
total:
20 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix creole butter and jalapeno marinade, beer, honey, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce in a large cup. Fill marinade injector with beer marinade. Place pork shoulder in a baking dish; inject with marinade. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours.

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  • Preheat oven to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C). Transfer pork to a large roasting pan and tightly cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until very tender, about 12 hours. Drain and discard about 3/4 the pork juices; shred pork.

Cook's Notes:

I like to use a grill and get my charcoal going, then I cover the coals with a thin layer of 2:1 hickory to mesquite chips. Add more wood later to maintain smoke. After two hours, turn pork over and into a foil roasting pan, then smoke for another two hours. Remove and cover with foil, making a good seal. Bake for 8 hours in oven on 225 degrees F (110 degrees C).

Drained pork juice can be used for cooking beans.

Nutrition Facts

224 calories; protein 16.4g 33% DV; carbohydrates 4.6g 2% DV; fat 14.9g 23% DV; cholesterol 62.5mg 21% DV; sodium 393.6mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2017
First things first and this injection was excellent. Where the confusion came in for me is in the smoking directions. 4 hours on a smoker and then another 8 hours in the oven would be overkill. I understand why it is pulled off of the smoker and finished in the oven (smoke flavor) but I chose to do it all on the smoker. After I got the smoke I desired on it I wrapped it in foil until the last hour where I pulled it off to get the bark back on it. 265 for 6 hours was perfect. This is an excellent injection and one I will use again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/19/2014
That was truly disappointing. I will not be doing that again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/19/2014
That was truly disappointing. I will not be doing that again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2017
First things first and this injection was excellent. Where the confusion came in for me is in the smoking directions. 4 hours on a smoker and then another 8 hours in the oven would be overkill. I understand why it is pulled off of the smoker and finished in the oven (smoke flavor) but I chose to do it all on the smoker. After I got the smoke I desired on it I wrapped it in foil until the last hour where I pulled it off to get the bark back on it. 265 for 6 hours was perfect. This is an excellent injection and one I will use again. Read More
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