Calling all pulled pork fanatics! We're serving up a recipe that's pure Hollywood: sweet, flavorful, and guaranteed to steal the show on your next grill-side gathering. It's the Hollywood Pork Butt, starring the one and only Bearded Butcher Blend Hollywood and its partner-in-crime, The Bearded Butcher Blend BBQ Sauce. Fire up your smoker and get ready to witness the transformation of an ordinary pork shoulder into the ultimate BBQ legend.
- 1 bone-in pork shoulder (size of your choice)
- 2 cups apple juice, in a food-grade spray bottle
- Bearded Butcher Blend Seasoning Hollywood
- Aluminum foil
- 1 half-size aluminum steam pan
- Bearded Butcher Blend BBQ Sauce
1. Coat pork shoulder generously with Bearded Butcher Blend Hollywood ensuring all sides are well coated. Set aside during preheat time and allow meat to sweat out.
2. Preheat the smoker to 225°F – use the super smoke option if available.
3. Place pork shoulder into the smoker with the fat side down.
4. Spritz meat every 45-60 minutes with apple juice until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
5. Transfer pork shoulder to the foil pan. Add 1 cup of apple juice to the pan and wrap the pan tightly with aluminum foil.
6. Place the wrapped pan back in the smoker and increase the temperature to 275°F.
7. Allow to cook until internal temperature reaches 204°F at the thickest part without the thermometer touching the bone.
8. Remove the pan from the smoker and open the foil, allowing it to vent until it stops steaming (approximately 5-10 minutes). This will stop the cooking process.
9. Once no more steam is visible, seal the foil back and place the pan in an unlit oven to rest for 45-60 minutes.
10. While wearing lined or heat-resistant gloves, carefully remove and discard the bone. Shred meat using gloved hands or shredding claws. Remove and discard any chunks of fat during this process.
11. Serve on a bun, topped with your favorite cheese, some Bearded Butcher Blend BBQ Sauce, and enjoy!
- To ensure that your meat is cooked to the desired doneness, use a meat thermometer to take its internal temperature.
- If you don't have a smoker, you can also cook the pork butt in the oven. Just preheat the oven to 225°F and cook the pork butt until it reaches an internal temperature of 204°F.