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BBQ Smoked Pulled Pork

Smokey Pulled Pork without the Smoker

A delicious, smokey pulled pork made without the smoker. Get that authentic roadside BBQ joint flavor at home and for a fraction of the cost!
4 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 20 mins
Course Pork
Cuisine American / BBQ
Servings 6


  • 1 Pork Shoulder/Butt Roast 3-6 Lbs.
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoon Liquid Smoke
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika
  • 2 Teaspoon Ground Mustard Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Chipotle Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar


  • Bring roast to room temp for about an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 250.
  • With a knife, stab roast all over.
  • Mix together liquid smoke and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar. Rub all sides of roast with liquid mixture - massaging into holes. Use all of liquid mixture. Let roast rest for 5 minutes.
  • Mix spices together. Rub down roast with spice mixture, rub all sides and into holes. Use all of spice rub.
  • Place pork roast into small roasting pan. Pour 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar into pan. Bake covered, basting a few times, at 250 for 6-8 hrs or until roast is tender and pulls apart easily with fork. Remove from oven.
  • Heat oven to broil.
  • Shred roast with two forks. Discard any large chunks of fat, small pieces of fat should stay in.
  • Broil roast for 10- 15 minutes or until it browns enough to your liking. I stir the meat a few times to distribute all the juices so nothing dries out. Pay attention to roast making sure nothing burns.
  • Serve on rolls and enjoy : )