Slow Roasted and Simmered Pulled Pork

pulled pork

This recipe is one of my favorite dishes, pulled pork simmered in barbecue sauce. This is what I use to think Alabama Barbecue was, I did not learn about the mayonnaise barbecue until much later in life. My mom always made barbecued pulled pork this way, and it was such a treat.

For this recipe, you can use your favorite barbecue sauce, or make your own.  I do not have a particular favorite sauce, but I do like to try different ones, or combine different sauces to achieve different tastes. This time, I used Country Bob’s all purpose sauce to create a wonderful barbecue sauce (which has been the best I’ve had yet). You should use a whole bone in Boston butt for this dish, using a boneless will save time, but the end result will not be as tender. Note: Using a whole shoulder takes a long, long time to come to temperature. I start this recipe 3 days prior. I also use an oven thermometer with a probe that is on a wire, this way you check the temperature on the digital read outside of the oven without ever having to disturb your meat.

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Yield: Serves 4

Slow Roasted and Simmered Pulled Pork

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For the Roast

1 whole bone in Boston Butt
Southern Spice Blend, enough to rub the whole shoulder
Roasting pan
Internal thermometer


2 small cans tomato paste
3 cups water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup Country Bob's all purpose sauce or steak sauce

Instead of this sauce recipe:

You can use Country Bob's Barbecue Sauce, or your favorite barbecue sauce
Your Crock-pot


1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees.

2. Rub shoulder and place on rack in roasting pan. Cover with foil and place internal temperature probe into the center of the meat close to the bone.

3. Wait for temperature to reach 195 degrees, or until pork easily falls apart. This is going to take a long, long time. I put my butt in the oven in the evening, and it cooks all night, and most of the second day. Depending on size, I would set aside 24 hours for roasting and resting of the roast.

4. You can stop here, and have a the best pulled pork you've ever tasted, or you can pull what's left of the pork apart and place in your crock-pot. Add your favorite barbecue sauce (you might need to add additional water to account for evaporation) and simmer for 2-3 hours on low. Enjoy with your favorite sides, or in a sandwich.

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