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Simple Smoked Pulled Pork

This simple smoked pork butt recipe is the easy way to get moist and tender pulled pork that’s always a hit at any gathering.  
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time9 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, BBQ
Keyword: pulled pork, smoked pulled pork
Servings: 8


  • 4 pounds pork butt
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika


  • Preheat smoker to 225°
  • Trim any excess fat from the pork butt leaving no more than ¼”.
  • Slather with yellow mustard.
  • In a small bowl, mix together Kosher salt, black pepper,garlic and paprika. Sprinkle rub liberally on all sides, patting as you go.
  • Insert thermometer probe and place pork butt in smoker.
  • Smoke at 225° until internal temperature is 155° to 160°.
  • Remove from smoker and place in disposable aluminum pan. Cover with aluminum foil and return to smoker until internal temperature reaches 200°.
  • Remove from smoker and let rest for 1 hour before shredding. Serve on toasted buns with your favorite BBQ sauce.