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BBQ Pulled Pork with Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

9 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Apple

This swine is prime. Low and slow heat means melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork, bathed in a little sweet and spice.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main

  • Pound Bone-In Pork Butt

  • 1/4 Cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 1 1/2 Cup apple juice

  • 4 Tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 Tablespoon salt

  • salt and pepper

  • Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • Traeger Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 250°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill250 ˚F

  • 2

    Use a sharp knife on a cutting board to trim the pork butt of all excess fat, leaving 1/4-inch of the fat cap attached.

    Ingredients

    • Pound Bone-In Pork Butt

  • 3

    In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub, 1 cup of apple juice, brown sugar, and salt. Stir the ingredients until most of the sugar and salt are dissolved. Use a meat injector to inject the pork butt every square inch or so with the apple juice mixture.

    Ingredients

    • 1/4 Cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

    • 1 1/2 Cup apple juice

    • 4 Tablespoon brown sugar

    • 1 Tablespoon salt

  • 4

    Season the exterior of the pork butt with the remaining Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub.
  • 5

    Insert the probe into the thickest part of the pork, avoiding the bone and any large pockets of fat if possible. Place the pork butt directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook for 6 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F.

    Probe160 ˚F

  • 6

    Remove the pork butt from the grill and increase the Traeger temperature to 275°F. Place two layers of foil into a pan large enough to hold the pork butt. Wrap the pork butt in the foil and pour in 1/2 cup of apple juice. Secure the foil tightly to contain the apple juice.

    Grill275 ˚F

  • 7

    Place the pan with the wrapped pork butt directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook for 3 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 205°F.

    Grill205 ˚F

    Probe205 ˚F

  • 8

    Remove the pan from the grill and allow the pork to rest for 30 minutes. Discard the bone and shred the pork, removing any excess fat or tendons. Season with additional Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub and salt if needed. Add some Traeger Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce as desired, and serve. Enjoy!

    Ingredients

    • As Needed salt and pepper

    • As Needed Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

    • As Needed Traeger Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce

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