Using economical pork shoulder, this easy dutch oven pulled pork recipe goes right into the oven after braising -- and makes the juiciest, moistest pork that can be used for so many meals!
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: bbq pulled pork, pulled pork recipe
3poundpork shoulder, bone-in or boneless
1tablespoonpaprika,regular or smoked
2large sweet onions, halved
Preheat oven 300 degrees. In a small bowl, combine salt, garlic powder, and paprika. Rub spice mixture all over pork.
With Dutch oven on medium-high heat, heat olive oil. When pan is very hot (when drop of water sizzles), sear one side of pork for about 3 minutes until meat is browned. Repeat searing on other side of pork for 3 minutes as well as the top and sides. Take pork out of dutch oven, place onion halves and water at the bottom, add pork back on top of onions. Put lid on.
Bake at 300˚ for about 3 hours or until pork is cooked through. It should fall apart when shred with a fork. Remove pork shoulder from Dutch oven, place on rimmed baking sheet, and use two forks to shred pork immediately. Combine with your favorite BBQ sauce, eat plain, use in pasta dishes...the options are endless.