How To Make Smalso endlessder Roast! !! Seriously this is one of my favorite meats to smoke! The,leftover possibilities are endless as well and always make for a tasty dinner out of leftover smoked pork! ! Plus you can get Pork Shoulder roasts on sale for a killer price!
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If you are new to smoking meat, I am sure the cost of some of the meat has been a bit alarming! I have to say that I am blessed to have an old lady that likes to hunt for deals and markdowns. As you get into the smoking meat habit, you will start to realize that you buy in bulk when meat goes on sale. This is where a large freezer comes in handy for stockpiling meat!
The type or style of a smoker doesn’t matter! I smoke mainly on a pellet grill but also have a vertical smoker as well which has served me well over the years. I like the pellet smoker better on longer smokes as there is less keeping an eye on the smoker during the smoke process.
How To Brine A Pork Shoulder:
Now pork shoulder is no different than any other meat! However, placing the meat in a brine allows the meat to tenderize and also adds flavor as well! I know many think pork shoulder can be a tougher cut of meat so the brine is a great way to tenderize the meat for low and slow smoke. One of my go-tos brines is my Coca-Cola Brine (see it -> here) always adds flavor, and Coca-Cola really helps to tenderize the meat as well.
At What Temperature Is Smoked Pork Shoulder Done At?
Pork shoulder roast should be at an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees before serving! You can cook it longer and hotter if you want to.
Some meat smokers prefer to smoke to an internal temperature of 180-190, while others pull at 165 and wrap the meat before serving or pulling the pork roast apart.
Smoked pork has a pink ring to it, often depending on how long it was smoked and the seasonings or rub used.
Smoked Pork Shoulder Roast Recipes:
This Coca-Cola Pork Shoulder is made using my Coca-Cola Brine and is amazing! Shred the smoked pork shoulder into meat for bbq sandwiches or pulled pork nachos. Grab the recipe -> here.
Using Jim Beam Apple Bourbon to flavor a pork shoulder roast adds amazing flavor! Apple and pork go hand in hand. My only regret is not making this sooner! Enjoying Jim Beam Apple Bourbon while smoking meat is the perfect way to spend the weekend! Grab the recipe -> here.
While I love a good Jack and Coke to drink, this combination makes for an amazing injection for a pork shoulder roast! You can do Jack Daniels in a Coke brine, but I used it as an injection! Grab the recipe ->here.
This is the first way I smoked a pork shoulder! This was also the first recipe in that I used an injector on any meat, plus the rub is also amazing. Grab the recipe-> here.
Money and time-saving tips from the old lady. If you order pellets online from Walmart and spend $35, they will drop them off at your door for free!! Their everyday price on pit boss pellets is amazing, plus the expert grill brand has a great price. (see them ->here)
Leftover Smoked Pork Shoulder Recipes
Pulled pork chili smoked in a dutch oven on a Pit Boss is amazing! Cast Iron Dutch ovens are one of my favorite ways to cook comfort food on the smoker! Grab the recipe -> here.
This pork fried rice recipe is a favorite of mine; this was my first time doing pulled pork on Blackstone griddle. The flavor of the smoke came thru in this recipe, and what better way to combine the best of both worlds, smoker and a Blackstone Griddle! Grab the recipe -> here!
Pulled pork baked beans is another twist on my favorite side dish! I covered my shredded smoked pork with bbq sauce the night before and then let these beans smoke low and slow in a cast iron dutch oven on the smoker! The taste was amazing! Grab the recipe ->here!
Leftover pulled pork chili made on the stovetop with 15-bean soup! Cooking low and slow and with the pork shoulder bone adds even more flavor to the chili! Grab the recipe->here!
What To Serve With Smoked Pork Shoulder Roast
Now there is no wrong side dish to serve with smoked salmon. I love to make smoked side dishes right in the smoker when cooking the central part of the meal. See my collection of smoked side dishes -> here.
- Smoked Baked Potatoes
- Cheese Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms
- Smoked Mac & Cheese
- Smoked Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad
- Smoked Potato Salad
- Loaded Baked Beans
How do you smoke your pork shoulder roast?