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Smoked Pork Butt

Smoked Pork Butt

This Smoked Pork Butt is going to turn into the most delicious Pulled Pork you've ever had. Low and slow is the name of the game here!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword pulled pork, pulled pork recipe, smoked pork butt, smoked pulled pork
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 222kcal


For cooking:

  • (2) 6.5 lb pork shoulder butts or larger
  • 2 tbsp classic yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup dry rub for pork


  • Preheat your smoker to 225° F. Place a disposable aluminum tray of water under the grate.
  • Pat your Pork Butt dry with paper towels and spread classic yellow mustard all over the meat. Then, generously press any dry rub seasoning of your choice over all sides of the pork butt.
    ingredients for pulled pork rub in bowl
  • Place your fully seasoned pork butt directly on the smoker grate, fat side up and insert your smoker’s thermometer probe. Smoke for several hours until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 160° F
    Raw Smoked Pork Butt on smoker with thermometer
  • Once your Pork Butt reaches 160° F, wrap it in NON-COATED butcher paper and place back on smoker to continue smoking until the internal temperature reaches 203° F.
    Smoked Pork Butt wrapped in butcher paper on smoker
  • Once your Pork Butt reaches an internal temperature of 203° F (remember, this should have taken about 1 1/2 - 2 hours per pound of meat), remove from smoker and let rest for one hour (still wrapped).
  • Unwrap your Pork Butt and place in a large serving dish. Shred (or "pull") your pork using heat-resistant grilling gloves, meat claws or a couple of forks.
    Man shredding Smoked Pork Butt
  • Serve on buns with BBQ sauce and coleslaw.
    Pulled Pork Sandwich on white plate


Calories: 222kcal | Protein: 29g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 511mg | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2mg