Pit Boss Pulled Pork Recipe

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It’s time to throw away the barbecue rulebook that insists on serving grilled chicken at every outdoor gathering.

Add some sass and lasting memory to your next one.

This Pit Boss pulled pork will leave your guests begging for more.

It is smoky, easy to shred, and succulent, perfect for both children and adults.

The secret to its caramelized flavor is in slow cooking: there’s no hurry with pork preparation.

If you are on a low-carb diet, this is a perfect fit.

An injectable marinade is a must, it ensures a uniform taste while the apple juice provides a unique caramelized flavor.

You can smoke pulled pork over wood, use a domestic oven, or a pressure cooker.

While they all provide even heat distribution, a Pit Boss is perfect for a slow, outdoor cooking.

The Perfect Parts to buy for Pulled Pork

Tough, big chunks work best because of the connective tissues which prevent the meat from drying out.

Try one of these three cuts for that perfect pulled pork;

1.Pork Butt (Boston Butt)- A cut from a pig’s front shoulder. When shopping for pork butt, buy one with the bone intact so that it can hold the butt and keep the meat moist.

 

2.Shoulder- It comes boneless or with the bone in. It is fattier and has connective tissue.

 

3.Center-cut- It’s juicy and tender. It’s best cooked with its slab of fat, which is later scraped off.

 

Injectable Marinade Recipe

While other outdoor chefs oppose the idea of injectable marinade, I recommend it because it adds flavor and ensures the pork doesn’t dry out..

Ingredients

½ cup of apple juice

A cup of apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons of mustard

4 tablespoons of spice rub

2 tablespoons of salt

Instructions

Put all ingredients in a bowl, let it stand for 10-15 minutes, then stir.

 

Whisk the mixture.

 

Pit Boss pulled pork ingredients

 

7 pounds pork

 

⅓ cup of Apple juice

 

●Aluminum foil

 

Aluminum pan (9” wide)

 

Honey barbecue rub

 

Mustard

 

SPG barbecue rub

 

Steps

Whisk the injectable marinade and inject it into the pulled pork. Wipe out all spillage using kitchen towels.

 

Using a plastic wrap, wrap and refrigerate it for about 12 hours.

 

Unwrap and apply some layer of mustard on its surface.

 

Season using SPG barbecue rub

 

Coat using Honey barbecue rub and leave it at room temperature for 10 minutes.

 

Preheat your Pit Boss grill up to 220 degrees F.

 

Put the pork on the grill and cover it.

 

Let it cook for 4 hours until the internal temperature gets to 160 degrees F.

 

Remove and put it on the aluminum pan

 

Raise the heat to 270 degrees F

 

Add ⅓ cup of apple juice to the aluminum pan

 

●Wrap the pan with aluminum foil and put it back on the grill.

 

When the internal temperature hits 190-205 degrees F, your pulled pork is ready.

 

Remove your pork and let it rest for about 40 minutes.

 

Unwrap your pork and drain the excess juice from the pan and leave it aside for later.

 

Gently remove the bone and fats from the pork.

 

Break the meat slowly and pull the pork using your hands or fork.

 

Add the excess juice to the pork and serve.

 

You can enjoy pulled pork with these side dishes:

Baked Beans

 

Cornbread

 

Coleslaw

 

●Potato Salad

 

Spicy tacos

 

Storage Tips

Proper storage of Pit Boss pulled pork improves taste and quality when it’s served.

Due to its versatility, pulled pork can be stored to be served as a leftover dish, frozen or refrigerated.

Even if refrigerated or frozen, pulled pork can be reheated evenly when it’s time to be served.

1. Storing to Serve as a Leftover

If you want your pulled pork to be fresh and tasty when you pull it out to serve as a leftover, there are a few tips to keep at the back of your mind;

Keep it at temperatures above 140 degrees F by using a probe thermometer.

 

The thermometer must stay inside the meat at all times because the temperature needs to be monitored without opening the cooler.

 

Wrap the pork tightly using aluminum foil.

 

●Due to too much heat, create insulation by putting layers of paper towels in between the internal part and the pork. Insulation helps in preventing coolers from cracking because of excess heat.

 

2. Refrigeration

This method is recommended for storage between 1-3 days.

Use leak-proof tight bags or storage tins to keep it tightly covered.

 

Squeeze out all trapped air in the packaging to prevent spoilage.

 

3. Freezing

Freezing pulled pork helps to preserve it beyond day four.

Keep it tightly sealed for safety purposes and to prevent damage caused by freezer burn.

 

Wrap smaller portions of your pork in freezer paper or aluminum foil paper while squeezing the air out of it. Aluminum foil is a better option but a freezer paper prevents your freezer from smelling meat.

 

.Health Benefits of Pit Boss Pulled Pork

Boosts immune system- Pork contains zinc which helps in boosting immunity. A good immune system helps your body resist diseases.

 

Boosts energy- The high protein content in pulled pork provides better thermogenesis, which burns calories and turns it into heat, which is used as energy.

 

Ensures Satiety and fullness- This is the state of being full because of the food we eat. The high-quality protein in pulled pork provides satiety and fullness. Researchers have confirmed decreased hunger in people fed food rich in proteins as opposed to people fed high-carb foods.

 

A source of vitamins and minerals- It provides a third of your daily needed vitamin B6 and selenium. It’s rich in potassium and magnesium.

 

Conclusion

You are now equipped with all the information you need to create a lasting memory at that upcoming outdoor gathering with your friends and family.

You will never go wrong with this magical, tasteful Pit Boss pulled pork.

With this, you are going to be the excellent host that leaves visitors licking from their fingers.

Pit Boss Pulled Pork

That Perfect Pit Boss Pulled Pork

This Pit Boss is smoky, easy to shred, and succulent, perfect for both children and adults.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 2131 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 4 tablespoons spice rub
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 7 pounds pork
  • Mustard

Instructions
 

  • Whisk the injectable marinade and inject it into the pulled pork.
  • Wipe out all spillage using kitchen towels.
  • Using a plastic wrap, wrap and refrigerate it for about 12 hours.
  • Unwrap and apply some layer of mustard on its surface.
  • Season using SPG barbecue rub
  • Coat using Honey barbecue rub and leave it at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat your Pit Boss grill up to 220 degrees F.
  • Put the pork on the grill and cover it.
  • Let it cook for 4 hours until the internal temperature gets to 160 degrees F.
  • Remove and put it on the aluminum pan
  • Raise the heat to 270 degrees F
  • Add ⅓ cup of apple juice to the aluminum pan
  • Wrap the pan with aluminum foil and put it back on the grill.
  • When the internal temperature hits 190-205 degrees F, your pulled pork is ready.
  • Remove your pork and let it rest for about 40 minutes.
  • Unwrap your pork and drain the excess juice from the pan and leave it aside for later.
  • Gently remove the bone and fats from the pork.
  • Break the meat slowly and pull the pork using your hands or fork.
  • Add the excess juice to the pork and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 2131kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 135gFat: 169gSaturated Fat: 63gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gMonounsaturated Fat: 75gCholesterol: 572mgSodium: 4021mgPotassium: 2392mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 166IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 165mgIron: 9mg
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