How To Make Smoked Pork Shoulder 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! (I have included affiliate links to products I love. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. )
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 deal hunt. 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!
How To Brine A Pork Shoulder:
Now pork shoulder is no different than any other meat! 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 a low and slow smoke. One of my go-to 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 an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees before serving! You can cook it longer and hotter if you want to.
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 Recipe:
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! Plus enjoying a 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 that I used an injector on any meat, plus the rub is amazing as well. Grab the recipe-> here.
Meat Injector Syringe Turkey Infuser Cooking Syringe Marinade InjectorJack Daniel’s 01760 BBQ Original Quality Pork Rub, 11 ozRubbermaid Plastic Easy Find Food Storage Container, BPA-Free, 40 Cup / 2.5 Gallon, Pack of 2
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 as well! Grab the recipe->here!
What is your favorite way to cook Pork Shoulder Roast and use up the leftovers?