Pulled Pork Sandwich
Prep Time: 15 Min | Cook Time: 1-2 Hrs
- 1 Pork Butt
- 2 Your Favorite Binder
- 3 Sweet BBQ Rub
- 4 Your favorite BBQ Sauce
- 5 Apple Juice
- 6 Honey
- 7 Apple Cider Vinegar
- 8 Brown Sugar
- 9 Texas Toast Bread
- 10 Coleslaw
This Pulled Pork Sandwich recipe is perfect for any day spent outdoors! Pack these sandwiches for a picnic or make them at your next backyard gathering!
- Start by preheating your smoker to 275 degrees. I used pecan wood for this cook. Pork butts typically take about 1-1/2 hours per pound so get your comfy clothes on.
- While your pit is getting hot, go ahead and prepare your butt. Trim off any excess or loose pieces. I like to score the fat cap but that’s optional. Coat in your favorite binder and lather a generous amount of your favorite sweet BBQ rub. Now let sit until ready to begin cooking.
- Once the smoker is up to temperature, place butt inside and play the waiting game! For the first 2 hours I do nothing but manage the fire. After the 2 hour mark, I spritz it with a combination of 1 cup apple juice and 1 cup apple cider vinegar. Repeat this every 30-45 minutes until wrapped.
- After the pork butt has formed that amazing bark and the internal temperature is between 160-165 degrees, it’s time to wrap! I like to place mine in a disposable aluminum pan for easy clean up. This butt is gonna be juicy!
- Drizzle a good amount of honey then add brown sugar crumbles over the top. Lastly, I like to pour the rest of my spritz mixture into the pan. Then cover with 2 layers of foil and wrap the edges tightly and back onto the smoker it goes!
- Now you have about another 2-3 hours of good time. After 2 hours I want to start checking for probe tender and temperature. You want it to feel like a fork in room temperature butter.
- Once the internal temperature reaches between 200-203 and feels tender all over, it’s time to let it rest. Place the entire pan into a dry cooler and rest for at least one hour. You could rest for up to 3 and the temperature will still be above serving temperature.
- Pull from the cooler and start chopping! It’s most satisfying to pick it up and crumble apart with your hands!
- Combine pulled pork, coleslaw, BBQ on a toasted Texas toast bun and enjoy!