The BEST Pulled Pork Sandwich - SMOKED PORK BUTT

Pulled Pork is a BBQ staple and there's a few different ways to do it.... We like ours.

Is there really anything better than a pulled pork sandwich? Sure, its a straight forward endeavor but when everything hits right, its damn hard to beat. We paired this with the Jalapeno slaw recipe and a crazy good margarita, but you can dress it up however you want. 


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  • 1 Boston Butt / Pork Shoulder Bone In, 6-8lbs
  • 1 Recipe Grillslingers’ Jalapeno Slaw (or slaw of choice)
  • 1 Recipe Grillslingers’ Jarritos BBQ Sauce (or sauce of choice)
  • 8tbsp Grillslingers’ “Nice Rub Bro” Sweet Rub (or sweet rub of choice)
  • 1 bottle Jarritos either Tamarindo/Cola/Mandarin (or beverage of choice)
  • Your choice of buns (we used brioche buns)


  • Set smoker to 275° indirect heat
  • Start on the fat side of the pork shoulder. Remove the false fat cap and expose the inner fat cap. Make a ¼ slice in a cross hatch pattern through the fat cap.
  • Flip over and remove any excess fat and silverskin off the lean side. Be sure to check for any excess cartilage or loose bone and remove.
  • Rinse off shoulder and pat dry, then apply Jarritos soda as a binder. Let sit for 2 minutes.
  • Apply rub generously, being sure to cover all sides of shoulder. Don’t insert your thermometer yet.
  • Place meat in the smoker with the fat side facing away from the heat source and close lid. Set a timer for 2-3hrs and spritz with leftover Jarritos soda every 30 min.
  • After bark begins to set, insert thermometer into thickest part of shoulder and wrap shoulder in butcher paper. Place in a foil tray. Raise smoker temp up to 350
  • Once roast hits 203 internal, remove from smoker. Wrap tray with foil and let rest for 1hr 
  • Remove foil & butcher paper and go to town, shredding meat to your preferred consistency. Add sauce at this point to meat.
  • Build sandwich with bottom bun, meat, a little more sauce, then slaw and bun. Devour.


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