How To Make Smoked Pork Shoulder Roast! !! Seriously this is one of my favorite meats to smoke! The leftover possibilities are endless 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 some of the meat’s cost has been alarming and adding up! 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 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, 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 adds flavor! I know many think pork shoulder can be a more brutal cut of meat, so the brine is a great way to tenderize the meat for a low and slow smoke.
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 fantastic! 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 fantastic 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 weekend to spend! Grab the recipe -> here.
While I love a good Jack and Coke, this combination makes for a fantastic 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.
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Leftover Smoked Pork Shoulder Recipes
Pulled pork chili smoked in a dutch oven on a Pit Boss is fantastic! 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 a 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 with the pork shoulder bone adds even more flavor to the chili! Grab the recipe->here!
What To Serve With Smoked Pork Shoulder Roast
There is no wrong side dish to serve with smoked pork shoulder roast. 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 To Store Leftover Pork Shoulder roast
Store in the fridge in an air-tight container or bag for up to 4 days. You can freeze smoked pork shoulder roast for up to three months in an airtight container or bag.
How do you smoke your pork shoulder roast?