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How to Make Pulled Pork


The best cut of pork to use when making pulled pork is pork shoulder or pork butt.  Pork shoulder and pork butt are the same thing, just different names for the same cut of meat.

How to Make Pulled Pork

TOTAL TIME: 9-10 Hours


Pork shoulder or pork butt


  1. The easiest way to make pulled pork is to set the oven to 250 degrees and let it cook overnight for 9-10 hours.
  2. Put the pork shoulder in a dish that has a lid or cover the dish with aluminum foil.  Covering the dish is very important.  Trapping the steam slowly melts the fat, then the meat is slowly cooked in its own fat/steam.  This is why fatty meats are delicious, when they are slow cooked.  This is referred to as “braising.”  This will make your pork delicious and melt in your mouth.
  3. Pull the pork apart when it’s still warm.  It is a lot easier to pull warm meat apart than when it’s cold.  Add a splash of apple cider vinegar and salt to the meat after you pull it apart.  It will make it even tastier!
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