Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown
Show: Good Eats
Episode: Q
Save Recipe Print
Total:
24 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
13 hr
Cook:
11 hr
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
24 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
13 hr
Cook:
11 hr
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Brine:
Rub:

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Video: Watch Alton make this recipe

Combine molasses, pickling salt, and water in 6 quart Lexan. Add Boston butt making sure it is completely submerged in brine, cover, and let sit in refrigerator for a minimum of 8 hours. 12 hours is ideal.

Place cumin seed, fennel seed, and coriander in food grinder and grind fine. Transfer to a small mixing bowl and stir in chili powder, onion powder, and paprika.

Remove Boston butt from brine and pat dry. Sift the rub evenly over the shoulder and then pat onto the meat making sure as much of the rub as possible adheres. More rub will adhere to the meat if you are wearing latex gloves during the application.

Preheat smoker to 210 degrees F. Place butt in smoker and cook for 10 to12 hours, maintaining a temperature of 210 degrees F. Begin checking meat for doneness after 10 hours of cooking time. Use fork to check for doneness. Meat is done when it falls apart easily when pulling with a fork. Once done, remove from pot and set aside to rest for at least 1 hour. Pull meat apart with 2 forks and serve as sandwich with coleslaw and dressing as desired.

Pairs well with dark beer

My Private Notes

Add a Note
More from:

Have a Backyard BBQ

Get the Recipe

Beer Can Cauliflower

Move over, chicken. There's a new grill star in town.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Pulled Pork

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Pulled Pork Barbecue

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Instant Pot Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Oklahoma Joe's Pulled Pork

Recipe courtesy of Jeff Stehney

Oven-Roasted Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

BBQ Peach Pulled Pork

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Pulled Pork Sandwich with BBQ Sauce and Coleslaw

Recipe courtesy of Amanda Freitag

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Check Out Our

          Get a sneak-peek of the new Food Network recipe page and give us your feedback.

          See it Now!

          Latest Stories