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Southern Pulled Pork

Delicious barbecue pork that's easy to make and perfect for family supper or a large gathering.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 530
Author: Lucy Brewer


  • 6.5 lbs. Boston butt roast
  • 2 bottles Abita Amber beer or other dark beer


  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 300.
  • Place pork on a rack in a large roasting pan. Pour beers over pork and into pan.
  • In a small bowl, mix rub ingredients with a fork until well blended. Pat rub over top and sides of the meat. Cover meat with tin foil or the roasting pan lid.
  • Check the pan every couple of hours to be sure the bottom has not dried out. You may need to add more beer or some water.
  • Cook for 6-7 hours, until meat is tender enough to easily pull apart with a fork.
  • Remove meat from pan and shred, using two forks. Pour some (or all) of the liquid from the pan over the shredded meat. You want the meat to be moist but not swimming in liquid.
  • You can serve as is with barbecue sauce on the side or go ahead and mix sauce into the meat and put it back in the oven for 10-15 minutes to blend the flavors.