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Smoked Pork Butt Pulled on tray
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Easy Smoked Pork Butt

This is the easiest Smoked Pork Butt recipe that you will find! It starts with a simple homemade rub and then is smoked overnight. The result is tender, juicy pulled pork that melts in your mouth. The best part about this pulled pork recipe is that you don't have to babysit your smoker! A great beginner smoker recipe for everyone.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time17 hrs
Total Time17 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pork, Pork Butt, Pulled Pork, Smoked, Smoker
Servings: 16
Calories: 229kcal
Author: Julie Evink



  • Preheat your pellet grill to 225 degrees F. 
  • Remove 1 Tbsp Sweet & Smoky Rub for later.
  • Take your pork shoulder roast and wipe it down with a paper towel. Make sure to clean off any small bone fragments and extra liquid. 
  • Take your yellow mustard and cover pork shoulder roast with it. Then season your pork shoulder roast with the Sweet & Smoky Rub. Make sure the entire pork shoulder roast is completely covered with seasoning. 
  • Place the pork shoulder roast on pellet grill in the middle of the grate. 
  • Close the lid and smoke the pork until it reaches an internal temperature of 195 degrees F. You can smoke it until it reaches 201 degrees F if you like a softer pork.  This will take between 15-20 hours depending on the size of your pork shoulder and the ability of your smoker to achieve a consistent temperature. Yes, it will take this long! I doubted it but it will!
  • Remove the pork shoulder roast from the smoker when it reaches desired temperature and wrap in tinfoil. Let rest for 1 hour. After 1 hour pull apart pork shoulder roast. Sprinkle the pulled pork with reserved Sweet & Smoky Rub and toss to mix. 


I love using these to help pull the pork apart! 


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 526mg | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 4.3mg