Close-up of Perfect Paprika Pork Shoulder, as seen on The Pioneer Woman, season 33.
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Perfect Paprika Pork Shoulder

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 hr 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 10 to 12 servings
This slow-cooked pork shoulder makes a delicious meal served with your favorite sides. However, if you have leftovers, they can be used in a variety of ways over the next few days: in soups, quesadillas, sandwiches and nachos to name a few.



  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Mix the salt, pepper and paprika in a small bowl. Season the pork all over with the mix, sprinkling it on and then rubbing it in with your hands.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Sear the pork on all sides until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove and set aside. Stir the garlic and onion into the pot and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Tie together the rosemary, thyme and bay leaves with butcher’s twine. Add to the pot and stir. Deglaze with the white wine, scraping up any brown bits on the bottom. Stir in the broth, chipotle and adobo sauce. Add the pork to the pot fat-side up and bring to a boil. Cover and transfer to the oven. Cook until very tender, 4 to 5 hours.
  5. Remove the pork from the liquid, shred with 2 forks and serve with the accompaniments of your choice, spooning over the liquid as a sauce.
  6. Place any leftovers in a container and transfer any liquid to a separate container. Allow both the pork and the liquid to cool slightly before covering and refrigerating. Once the liquid has chilled, the fat will solidify at the top and make it easy to separate and discard. You can then reheat the pork as you’d like, using the stock to keep the pork from drying out.