Recipe courtesy of Jeff Stehney
Episode: Crazy Qs
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Oklahoma Joe's Pulled Pork
Total:
7 hr 50 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
1 hr 20 min
Cook:
6 hr
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
7 hr 50 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
1 hr 20 min
Cook:
6 hr
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Special equipment: spray bottle for apple juice

Combine all the spices in a bowl, mix well. Pat the spice rub onto the meat, making sure to heavily season the entire surface area. Cover or wrap the pork and let it sit at room temperature while getting the smoker or charcoal grill fired up. Do not leave at room temperature for longer than 1 hour.

The grill is ready when the charcoal has burned to a white ash. If using a grill instead of a smoker, arrange the coals on 1 side of the grill, leaving an area large enough for the pork to cook indirectly with no coals directly underneath the meat.

When the grill has reached 200 to 225 degrees F, scatter 1/4 of the wood chips over the coals, close the grate, put the pork on the grill and close the lid.

Maintain a 200 to 225 degree F cooking temperature inside the grill, adding coals every 2 hours or as necessary. Add wood chips and spray the pork with apple juice every time you add new coals. Try not to lift the lid of the cooker at any other time.

When the pork reaches an internal temperature of 165 to 170 degrees F on an instant read meat thermometer (after about 4 to 5 hours), remove it from the grill and double wrap in aluminum foil to keep the juices from leaking out. Return pork to the grill (or smoker) The pork is finished cooking when it pulls apart easily and reaches an internal temperature of 190 to 195 degrees F, about another 1 to 2 hours. Let rest for 1 hour, then unwrap the pork butt and pull the bone out. "Pull" the pork by hand, shredding it and discarding any large pieces of fat. Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

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