Delicious, juicy, and tender pulled pork cooked in a Dutch oven with brown sugar.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
6 hrs
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine 4 cups water, sugar, and salt in a 7- to 9-quart Dutch oven. Add pork shoulder, skin-side up. The meat should be just about covered by water but if not, add a little more. Cover and put in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

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  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Remove the Dutch oven from the refrigerator and drain and discard brine.

  • Cover and cook in the preheated oven, drizzling juices from the bottom of the pot over the roast with a baster to keep it moist every 45 minutes, 5 to 7 hours. Coat top of roast with brown sugar, use juices to wet brown sugar, and continue to cook until meat is tender and soft, about 1 hour longer.

  • Transfer roast to a cutting board, remove shoulder bone, and shred meat. Return shredded meat to the Dutch oven and mix with juices. Serve.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of brine ingredients. The actual amount of brine consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

502 calories; protein 30.6g; carbohydrates 37.8g; fat 25g; cholesterol 113.9mg; sodium 11765.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2020
This is an amazing recipe. I followed it exactly and it came out perfect. The meat is so soft and tender and its sweet and savory at the same time. The best part is the pulled pork sliders the next day! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2020
This was too salty. I recommend soaking the meat for 30 minutes prior to cooking to remove excess salt, as one does with brined meats. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2020
This is an amazing recipe. I followed it exactly and it came out perfect. The meat is so soft and tender and its sweet and savory at the same time. The best part is the pulled pork sliders the next day! Read More
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