Cooking Instructions: Boston Butt Pulled Pork

Boston Butt Pulled Pork Dry Rub Blend

Try with a side order of BBQ Baked Sweet Potato and Chives - recipe here.

Ingredients:

  • Boston Butt (Pork Shoulder), approximately 2.5 to 3 kg
  • Boston Butt Pork Rub

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Pork: Pat the Boston Butt dry with paper towels.
  2. Apply the Pork Rub: Rub the Boston Butt Pork Rub generously all over the pork, ensuring even coverage.
  3. Prepare the BBQ: Set up your BBQ for indirect grilling. Light the charcoal and once it's white-hot, arrange it on one side of the BBQ for indirect cooking. Aim for a steady temperature of around 110°C to 130°C.
  4. Cook the Pork: Place the Boston Butt fat side up on the grill, away from the coals for indirect cooking. Close the lid of the BBQ.
  5. Maintain the Temperature: Monitor the BBQ temperature and maintain it within the 110°C to 130°C range. Add more coals as needed to keep a consistent temperature.
  6. Cooking Time:  For a 2.5 kg piece, expect a total cook time of around 12 hours.
  7. Check for Doneness: The pork is done when it reaches an internal temperature of about 90°C to 95°C and pulls apart easily.
  8. Rest the Pork: Once cooked, wrap the Boston Butt in butcher paper or aluminum foil, and let it rest for at least 30 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute.
  9. Pull and Serve: Pull the pork apart using two forks or your hands (if it's cool enough), and serve with your favourite sides or in sandwiches.

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Ingredients:

  • Boston Butt (Pork Shoulder), approximately 2.5 to 3 kg
  • Boston Butt Pork Rub

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 120°C.
  2. Prepare the Pork: Pat the Boston Butt dry with paper towels.
  3. Apply the Pork Rub: Rub the Boston Butt Pork Rub generously all over the pork, ensuring even coverage.
  4. Prepare the Tray: Place the Boston Butt fat side up in a large roasting tray. You can also add a small amount of water or apple juice to the tray to help maintain moisture during cooking.
  5. Cook the Pork:  For a 2.5 kg piece, expect a total cook time of around 12 to 15 hours.
  6. Check for Doneness: The pork is done when it reaches an internal temperature of about 90°C to 95°C and pulls apart easily.
  7. Rest the Pork: Once cooked, let the Boston Butt rest, covered, for at least 30 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute.
  8. Pull and Serve: Pull the pork apart using two forks or your hands (if it's cool enough), and serve with your favourite sides or in sandwiches.

Slow cooking is the secret to the tender, flavorful pulled pork, whether you choose the BBQ or oven method. Enjoy the rich flavors and succulent texture of this classic dish!

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