These pork shoulder recipes are delicious and so easy to make. From slow-cooked to roasted and even instant pot, these tender pork shoulder recipes offer a range of cooking methods and flavors to suit any occasion.
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Some are slow-cooked in a crockpot or sous vide, while others are smoked or roasted in an oven. The recipes range from easy and low-carb to more complex, perfect for special occasions or holidays. The end result is always a succulent and flavorful pork shoulder that can be served as a main dish, in sandwiches, or in tacos.
- 📝 Frequently asked questions, answers and tips:
- Best Pork Shoulder Recipes
- 1. PORK SHOULDER IN CROCK POT
- 2. MOJO PORK RECIPE (CROCK POT)
- 3. SOUS VIDE PORK SHOULDER
- 4. GARLIC ROSEMARY ROASTED PORK SHOULDER
- 5. Frozen Pork Shoulder (Instant Pot)
- 6. How to Make the Best Smoked Pork Butt
- 7. Pernil (Roast Pork Shoulder)
- 8. Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with Fennel, Lemon and Rosemary
- 9. Instant Pot Pork Butt
- 10. Boneless Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder
- 11. Keto Cuban Pork (Lechón)
- 12. Crockpot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
- 13. Coca Cola Pulled Pork
- 14. Crispy Pork Carnitas
- 15. Smoked Pork Shoulder
- 16. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork (Texas Style)
- 17. EASTERN NC SLOW COOKER BBQ PORK
- 18. Pork Gyros
- 19. Boston Butt Made In The Slow Cooker
- 21. BONELESS PORK SHOULDER ROAST (SCHWEINEBRATEN)
- 22. Tender Roast Pork
- 23. SMOKED PORK PICNIC ROAST
- 24. Air Fryer Pork Roast
- 25. 21 Day Fix Pulled Pork Recipe
- 26. KALUA PORK
- 27. AUTHENTIC MEXICAN PORK TAMALES ROJOS RECIPE
- 28. BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
- 29. Shredded Pork Enchiladas
- 30. BEST SLOW-ROASTED PORK WITH PEACH GLAZE
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📝 Frequently asked questions, answers and tips:
The best cooking method for a pork shoulder is slow roasting or braising. This cooking process allows the pork to cook low and slow, breaking down the connective tissues and rendering the fat for tender and juicy meat.
For a flavorful result, season the pork shoulder with salt, pepper, and any desired herbs or spices, and cook in a covered pot or dutch oven at a low temperature (around 300°F) for several hours, until the meat is fork-tender.
You can also add vegetables, broth, or other liquids to the pot for added flavor and moisture.
Pork shoulder will make the best pulled pork recipe! The cut comes from the shoulder area of the pig and is known for its rich flavor and tender, juicy meat. When cooked low and slow, the pork shoulder becomes fork-tender and easy to pull apart, making it the perfect cut for pulled pork. Whether you're using a smoker, oven, or slow cooker, pork shoulder is a great choice for a delicious pulled pork dish.
Best Pork Shoulder Recipes
1. PORK SHOULDER IN CROCK POT
This recipe is all about juicy and flavorful pulled pork sandwiches made in a slow cooker with just a few simple ingredients. The pork is seasoned with a blend of spices, then slow cooked for several hours until it falls apart easily.
To make the sandwiches, simply pile the pulled pork on a bun and add your favorite toppings. With minimal prep and hands-off cooking time, this recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or weekend gatherings
2. MOJO PORK RECIPE (CROCK POT)
Slow-cooked to perfection in a Crock-Pot, this dish is bursting with flavors of citrus, garlic, and cumin. The juicy, tender pork is seasoned with a blend of spices and then marinated in a tangy mixture of orange and lime juices.
As it cooks low and slow, the flavors infuse into the meat, resulting in a deliciously succulent dish. Perfect for a family dinner or a weekend barbecue, this Mojo Pork recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
3. SOUS VIDE PORK SHOULDER
Simply season the pork with a blend of spices, vacuum seal it, and cook it in a water bath for cook time of 24 hours. The result is tender, flavorful pork that falls apart with a fork. Whether you're serving it for a special occasion or just want to elevate your weeknight meal, this recipe is a winner.
4. GARLIC ROSEMARY ROASTED PORK SHOULDER
This garlic rosemary roasted pork shoulder is a delicious and easy recipe that is perfect for any occasion. The pork shoulder is seasoned with garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper and then roasted to perfection.
The result is a juicy and flavorful pork that will be sure to impress your family and friends. Serve it with your favorite sides for a meal that is sure to be a hit!
5. Frozen Pork Shoulder (Instant Pot)
This recipe for frozen pork shoulder in the Instant Pot is a game-changer! With only a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time, you can have juicy, tender pork ready in under 2 hours.
Simply place the frozen pork shoulder in the Instant Pot with a flavorful rub, add some liquid, and let the pressure cooker do the rest. The end result is delicious, melt-in-your-mouth pork that's perfect for sandwiches, tacos, or as a main dish.
6. How to Make the Best Smoked Pork Butt
If you're a fan of tender, flavorful pork, then you won't want to miss out on this smoked pork shoulder recipe. The process involves rubbing a pork shoulder with a blend of spices and letting it marinate overnight. Then, it's slow-cooked on a smoker until it reaches a deliciously juicy and fall-apart texture.
The result is a mouthwatering pork shoulder that's perfect for sandwiches, tacos, or just enjoying on its own. So, fire up your smoker and get ready to savor the best-smoked pork shoulder you've ever tasted!
7. Pernil (Roast Pork Shoulder)
Pernil Roast Pork Shoulder is a delicious and flavorful dish that's perfect for any occasion. Made with a blend of spices and herbs, the pork is tender and juicy, with a crispy and caramelized exterior. The recipe is easy to follow and requires just a few simple steps, making it perfect for novice cooks.
8. Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with Fennel, Lemon and Rosemary
This slow-roasted pork shoulder recipe is perfect for a special dinner or a holiday meal. The pork is flavored with fennel, lemon, and rosemary, giving it a delicious and unique taste.
The recipe is easy to make, requiring just a few ingredients and some patience while the pork cooks low and slow in the oven. The end result is tender, juicy meat that is sure to impress your guests. Serve with your favorite sides for a satisfying and memorable meal.
9. Instant Pot Pork Butt
It's a one-pot wonder that results in fall-off-the-bone tender meat with minimal effort. Simply season your pork butt with a tasty blend of spices, sear it to perfection, then cook it in the Instant Pot with onions, garlic, and chicken broth for a mouth-watering meal that's perfect for any occasion.
10. Boneless Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder
This recipe is for easy and delicious pulled pork made in a slow cooker. Simply season a pork shoulder with salt, black pepper, and paprika and cook it in a slow cooker with a mixture of BBQ sauce, apple cider vinegar, and brown sugar.
The pork will become tender and juicy after cooking on low for 8-10 hours. Shred the pork with a fork and mix it with the cooking liquid for extra flavor.
Serve the pulled pork on buns with your favorite toppings, like coleslaw or pickles, for a mouth-watering meal that will satisfy any BBQ craving.
11. Keto Cuban Pork (Lechón)
Looking for a delicious and low-carb twist on traditional Cuban-style pork? Look no further than this great recipe for Low-Carb Lechon! Made with succulent pork shoulder marinated in a flavorful blend of garlic, oregano, and other spices, this dish is slow-roasted to perfection and served with a tangy and zesty citrus mojo sauce.
With only 3 grams of net carbs per serving, this recipe is perfect for those following a low-carb or keto lifestyle, without sacrificing flavor or texture.
12. Crockpot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
This mouthwatering recipe involves slow cooking pork shoulder in Dr Pepper soda and spices until it's fall-apart tender. It's a simple and delicious way to make pulled pork that's perfect for sandwiches, tacos, or just about anything else you can dream up. Give it a try and get ready to enjoy some seriously flavorful and juicy meat!
13. Coca Cola Pulled Pork
Looking for a delicious and easy way to spice up your pulled pork? Try this mouth-watering recipe that calls for a surprise ingredient: Coca-Cola! Simply combine a pork roast with some onions, garlic, and a can of Coke, and let it slow cook until it's tender and flavorful.
Then shred the meat and serve it up on buns for a tasty twist on a classic dish. With its perfect balance of sweet and savory, this Coca-Cola Pulled Pork is sure to be a hit at your next BBQ or family dinner.
14. Crispy Pork Carnitas
Get ready for the crispiest and most delicious pork carnitas you’ve ever had! Start by seasoning pork shoulder with garlic, cumin, and chili powder, then sear it in a pan until browned. Add onions, orange juice, and bay leaves, then let it cook in the oven for a few hours until it’s tender and falling apart.
Shred the pork and place it on a baking sheet to broil until crispy. Serve in tacos, burritos, or bowls for the ultimate Mexican feast!
15. Smoked Pork Shoulder
If you're looking for a delicious and flavorful way to prepare smoked pork shoulder (or butt), this recipe is perfect for you! First, marinate the pork overnight with a dry rub of spices and brown sugar. Then, slow-cook the pork over low heat with hickory chips until it reaches an internal temperature of 195°F on a meat thermometer.
Finally, let the pork rest for a bit before shredding it with two forks. The end result is tender, juicy, and full of smoky flavor that will leave your taste buds craving for more.
16. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork (Texas Style)
This Texas-style pulled pork recipe is everything you want in a BBQ dish: tender, juicy, and flavorful. The pork is rubbed with a mix of spices, then slow-cooked in the oven for hours until it falls apart effortlessly. After shredding the meat, it's mixed with a homemade sauce made of ketchup, apple cider vinegar, and other tasty ingredients.
The result is a mouth-watering pulled pork that you can serve on buns or on its own with your favorite sides. Perfect for a backyard cookout or a casual dinner with friends!
17. EASTERN NC SLOW COOKER BBQ PORK
The pork is slow-cooked to perfection with a blend of spices, vinegar, and hot sauce, resulting in tender and juicy meat that's full of flavor. The homemade BBQ sauce is tangy, sweet, and spicy, and it's the perfect complement to the pork. Serve it up on a bun with coleslaw, or enjoy it on its own - either way, you won't be disappointed!
18. Pork Gyros
These pork gyros are packed with flavor and are easy to make. The pork is marinated in a blend of herbs and spices, then cooked to juicy perfection. It's served in a warm pita with crisp veggies, tangy tzatziki sauce, and a sweet chili sauce for a perfect balance of flavors.
19. Boston Butt Made In The Slow Cooker
Looking for a delicious and effortless meal? Try making these mouth-watering pulled pork sandwiches! All you need is a crock pot and a Boston butt cut of pork, along with some seasonings and BBQ sauce.
Simply set it and forget it, and in a few hours, you'll have tender and juicy pork that falls apart effortlessly. Shred it and serve it on buns for a tasty and satisfying meal that will leave you wanting more!
21. BONELESS PORK SHOULDER ROAST (SCHWEINEBRATEN)
Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make pork roast recipe? This is a classic German-style Schweinebraten, made with a flavorful blend of spices, garlic, and caraway seeds. Simply season the roast, sear it in a skillet, and then let it slow roast in the oven until it's tender and juicy. Serve it with your favorite sides and enjoy a hearty and satisfying meal that's perfect for any occasion.
22. Tender Roast Pork
This Roast Pork recipe is the ultimate comfort food that will leave your taste buds happy and your stomach satisfied. It starts with a bone-in pork shoulder that is seasoned with a delicious blend of spices, then roasted until it is tender and crispy on the outside. The secret to its succulent flavor is in the garlic herb butter that is generously slathered all over the pork before it goes into the oven.
Once the pork is cooked to perfection, it is left to rest for a few minutes before being sliced and served with a savory gravy made from the drippings of the roasting pan. This dish is perfect for a cozy family dinner or a holiday feast. It is easy to make and will fill your home with the irresistible aroma of roasted pork.
23. SMOKED PORK PICNIC ROAST
This smoked pork picnic roast recipe is perfect for any barbecue enthusiast! It starts by rubbing a delicious spice blend all over the meat, then smoking it low and slow with the fat cap up, until it's perfectly tender and juicy.
The end result is a mouth-watering roast that's full of smoky flavor and perfect for any occasion. Don't forget to serve it up with your favorite barbecue sauce for an extra punch of flavor.
24. Air Fryer Pork Roast
This air fryer pork roast recipe is the best way to get a juicy and flavorful pork roast on your dinner table with minimal effort. Season a boneless pork shoulder butt roast with garlic, rosemary, thyme, and pepper, then cook it in the air fryer for 30-40 minutes.
The result is a juicy, tender, and flavorful roast that's perfect for any occasion. The air fryer gives the pork a crispy exterior while keeping the inside moist and delicious.
25. 21 Day Fix Pulled Pork Recipe
This 21 Day Fix Pulled Pork with Maple BBQ Sauce is so delicious and yet so insanely easy! Make it in your Crock Pot or your Instant Pot, and use my homemade BBQ sauce for extra flavor.
26. KALUA PORK
Kalua Pork is the epitome of a minimal prep and maximum flavor recipe! Once you’ve gathered the ingredients, it’s a quick season, sear and cook until fall-apart tender.
27. AUTHENTIC MEXICAN PORK TAMALES ROJOS RECIPE
Mexican Pork Tamales Rojos are mouthwateringly delicious; tender shreds of spicy red chile pork are wrapped in a soft masa dough and steamed to perfection for a rustic, comforting meal you won’t soon forget.
28. BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
29. Shredded Pork Enchiladas
30. BEST SLOW-ROASTED PORK WITH PEACH GLAZE
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- SHOULDER IN CROCK POT
- MOJO PORK RECIPE
- SOUS VIDE PORK SHOULDER
- GARLIC ROSEMARY ROASTED PORK SHOULDER
- Frozen Pork Shoulder
- Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with Fennel
- Instant Pot Pork Butt
- Boneless Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder
- Keto Cuban Pork
- Crockpot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
- Coca Cola Pulled Pork
- Crispy Pork Carnitas
- Smoked Pork Shoulder
- Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
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👩🏻🍳 Sarah Mock
Sarah Mock is a classically trained Chef and graduate of Johnson & Wales University. A culinary blogger for 14 years Sarah helps the home cook prepare her recipes with professional results.