5 from 2 votes
Pulled Pork, one pan all day cooking yields fork tender, pull apart meat that melts in your mouth.  Ideal comfort food for all fall entertaining.
Crazy Easy Pulled Pork
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 15 mins
Pulled Pork, one pan all day cooking yields fork tender, pull apart meat that melts in your mouth. Ideal comfort food for all fall entertaining.
Course: BBQ, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pulled pork recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 286 kcal
Author: Michele Hall
  • 6-10 pound pork shoulder roast bone in
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp old bay seasoning
  • Water to cover roast
  • 4 Tbs dry rub mix
  • 2 Tbs Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbs Paprika
  • 2 Tbs Cumin
  • 1 Tbs Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tbs Celery Salt
  • 1 Tbs Black Peppeer
  • 1/2 Tbs Cayanne
  • 1 Tbs Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  1. Mix all spices and sugar together and store in air tight container. Depending on the size of you roast, you may have leftover mix. As long as it is stored properly it will stay fresh for a long time. This mixture works great on Roast Chicken, Ribs and Pork Chops too.
  1. Place Brown Sugar, Salt, Old Bay and 4 Tbs of Dry rub mix in water and mix until completely dissolved.
  2. Add Pork shoulder to water making sure roast is completely submerged. (add additional water if you need to, just stir to mix thoroughly.
  3. Cover with plastic and allow to rest for minimum of 8 hours.
  1. Turn oven to 275º
  2. Drain of brine mixture and pat roast dry.
  3. Coat all sides of the roast with the dry rub mixture very generously.
  4. Place Roast on the top section of a broiling pan. Add 1 cup water to the bottom section to absorb cooking juices and spices as it cooks.
  5. Check periodically that water is still present, adding some if it dries out.
  6. Cook at 275º for 8-12 hours or until roast reaches 200 degrees. (yes, this is really high, but it is the optimum temp for pulling the pork.
  7. Once roast hits 200º, remove from the oven and let it rest for 1 hour.
  8. Pull/Shred pork into bite size pieces.
  9. Serve alone or on rolls for sandwiches using leftover pan juices as a sauce.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Notes Go big with this recipe, leftovers are a must. This dish also freezes really well if wrapped in plastic.