Skip to Main Content
BBQ Pulled Pork with Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce

BBQ Pulled Pork with Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce

By Traeger Kitchen

This swine is prime. Smoked low and slow melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork bathed in a little sweet and spice.

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time

9 Hr




Number of People Serving


Activating this element will cause content on the page to be updated.
Units of Measurment:
10 Pound Bone-In Pork Butt
2 Tablespoon Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub
1 1/2 Cup apple juice
4 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 Tablespoon salt
1 As Needed Traeger Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce


  • 1

    Trim pork butt of all excess fat leaving 1/4” of the fat cap attached. Combine 2 Tbsp Pork and Poultry rub, apple juice, brown sugar, and salt in a small bowl stirring until most of the sugar and salt are dissolved. Inject the pork butt every square inch or so with the apple juice mixture. Season the exterior of the pork butt with remaining rub.

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set grill temperature to 225℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

  • 3

    Place pork butt directly on the grill grate and cook for about 6 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 160℉.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    160 ˚F / 71 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 4

    Wrap the pork butt in two layers of foil and pour in 1/2 cup of apple juice. Secure tin foil tightly to contain the apple juice. Increase temperature to 275℉ and return to grill in a pan large enough to hold the pork butt in case of leaks. Cook an additional 3 hours or until internal temperature reaches 205℉.

    275 ˚F / 135 ˚C

    205 ˚F / 96 ˚C

  • 5

    Remove from the grill and discard the bone. Shred the pork removing any excess fat or tendons. Season with additional Pork and Poultry Rub and salt if needed.

  • 6

    Add Sweet & Heat BBQ sauce and serve. Enjoy!

My Notes

In order to add notes for this recipe, you must log in or create an account.