Dutch Oven Pulled Pork


A wonderful oven-roasted BBQ pulled pork in a Dutch oven that can be made with any pork roast. Low-and-slow roasting up above the juices is the key. Serve by itself or on buns. I like mine with coleslaw and a root beer-BBQ sauce on multigrain buns. Baked beans are a nice side dish, too.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 40 mins


  • 1 (3 pound) boneless pork loin roast, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon barbeque spice rub, or to taste

  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F (104 degrees C). Place a small rack inside a Dutch oven.

  2. Rub pork roast with barbecue spice rub and place on the rack in the Dutch oven.

  3. Cover and cook in the preheated oven until roast is fork-tender, about 8 hours.

  4. Shred the roast with 2 forks and return meat to the Dutch oven with some of the roasting juices and a generous amount of barbeque sauce.

  5. Place on the stovetop and let simmer over medium heat for at least 30 minutes.


Using a rack inside the Dutch oven helps keep the roast out of the juices while cooking, and actually prevents it from drying out. If you don't have a rack, you can use an overturned disposable pie pan with holes pierced in it.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

160 Calories
5g Fat
16g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 160
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 722mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 266mg 6%

* 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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