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Easy Pulled Pork Shoulder

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Easy Pulled Pork Shoulder. It has an optimum fat content that yields to create a tender, melty meat but needs to be cooked slowly for best results.

Easy Pulled Pork Shoulder

What is the best cut of meat for pulled pork? 

The pork shoulder is ideal for pulling purposes. It has an optimum fat content that yields to create tender, melty meat, but it’s essential you cook it slowly to allow the protein to break down properly.

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an image of Pulled Pork Shoulder stuffed in a bun with purple onion rings and gherkins on the side.

Easy Pulled Pork Shoulder

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings depending on size 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Easy


Try this Easy Pulled Pork Shoulder recipe today! With a few simple ingredients, you can enjoy a delicious, flavorful meal and use it in whichever way you wish. Get creative and give this dish a try!


  • 1 Pork Shoulder
  • 34 Onions
  • 34 Bulbs Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Peppercorns
  • 1 Tablespoon Thyme
  • 1 Knob Ginger
  • 1 L Stock/Broth
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • A dash of Salt


  1. Heat oil in a large pot.
  2. Brown meat on all sides.
  3. Add in the remaking ingredients except for the broth.
  4. Cook on low heat on the stovetop for a few hours till the meat is tender.
  5. Once tender, pour in the stock and place covered in the oven at 180 for 30-40 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, and pull the meat apart with a fork (in the pot juices).
  7. Fill into rolls and enjoy!!


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 552
  • Sugar: 7.7 g
  • Sodium: 527.7 mg
  • Fat: 20 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.3 g
  • Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 69.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 192.1 mg
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Easy Pulled Pork Shoulder

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12 thoughts on “Easy Pulled Pork Shoulder”

    • Dear Julie. Please note that I do not prepare all of these dishes. You will see a name at the bottom of each recipe and that’s the FB Recipe group member that made it and submitted it and provided approval for me to share it on the blog with you all.

  1. This sounds so good. My husband loves pork roast. I had a recipe for a slow cooker recipe, but my slow cooker cooks very hot and not slowly. So, this recipe sounds perfect for me to do on the stove top and oven.


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