Pulled pork is a classic dish that has been enjoyed for years and is often associated with summer barbecues. However, it can take hours to make due to the slow cooking method.
Fortunately, there are ways to speed up the process while still achieving a delicious end result. Try this foolproof approach for making hot and fast pulled pork that is sure to please any party or gathering. Just follow the steps outlined and you’ll be rewarded with tasty, succulent shredded pork every time.
You will need
- Pork butt
- Your favorite dry rub
- Brown mustard
- Ginger Ale
Choosing the right cut
Finding the right cut for this recipe is key and will determine how the final product turns out. A good option is a bone-in pork shoulder roast, also known as a pork butt or Boston butt roast with a thick fat cap.
The other portion of the shoulder is called “picnic” roast. If that’s all you can find, you’ll want to begin by getting rid of the skin layer down to the fat.
Take out pork butt from the fridge and make sure it is at room temperature.
Start by preparing the grill and preheat to 325F. You can add your favorite smoking wood.
Next, add brown mustard on all sides of the pork butt.
Generously apply your favorite dry rub over the meat.
Now that you have the pork butt all prep and ready for cooking. Place the meat on the grill and cover. Let it cook for 3 hours at 325F.
Once the meat internal temperature reaches 165F or at around 3 hours cooking time, with the fat side up wrap the pork butt with foil and also adding ginger ale.
Cook it again in the grill for another 2 hours. You know it is cooked when the meat internal temperature reaches 195F.
Remove the foil from the pork butt and rest for 10 minutres.
Serving suggestions for hot and fast pulled pork
Here are some serving suggestions for hot and fast pulled pork that will make your next meal a success:
Start by shredding the pork with two forks or your hands. Serve it on a bun with some coleslaw or lettuce and tomato, or on its own with sides like macaroni and cheese or roasted potatoes.
For a classic comfort food meal, serve the hot and fast pulled pork over creamy mashed potatoes. You can also top it off with a drizzle of barbecue sauce for an extra flavor boost. Serve it with a side of pickles, coleslaw, or roasted vegetables for a tasty, complete meal.
If you’re looking for something more creative, try adding the pulled pork to tacos or burritos. You can also transform it into an unforgettable pizza topping by combining it with mozzarella cheese, red onions, and roasted garlic. Or mix it with cooked pasta for a delicious pasta dish.
Whether you’re serving it over potatoes, on tacos, or in a pizza, hot and fast pulled pork is sure to be a hit at your next meal. With some creativity and these serving suggestions, you’ll enjoy this delicious dish in no time!
How to store leftovers
If you’re looking for a way to store pulled pork for a later meal, there are several methods that can help keep your meal just as delicious as when it was first made.
The first and most common way is to store your pork in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This will keep it fresh and allow you to reheat it quickly and easily when you’re ready to eat.
You can also freeze your pulled pork in a vacuum-sealed bag for up to three months. When you’re ready to enjoy the meal, simply thaw the pork overnight in the refrigerator and reheat it in a skillet on the stovetop.
Another great option is to use an instant pot or slow cooker to reheat the meat. Simply add some liquid, such as beef or chicken stock, with the pork and heat on low until it’s warmed through.
- When you get to the second part of the cooking which is when you wrap the pork butt in foil, you can actually continue cooking it in the oven.
Hot and Fast Pulled Pork
Satisfy your craving for flavor-filled pulled pork with our easy and fast recipe.
- 1 piece Pork Butt 7-9 lbs
- 1/2 cup Your favorite pork rub I created my easy rub check below
- 1/4 cup Spicy brown mustard
- 1/2 can Ginger Ale
My Easy Pork Rub
- 2 tbsp Salt
- 2 tbsp Black Pepper
- 1 tbsp Onion Powder
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 2 tsp Paprika
Preheat grill to 325 degrees over indirect heat. Add your favorite smoking wood.
Put spicy brown mustard over all sides of the pork butt.
Generously apply your favorite pork rub on all sides of the pork butt.
Place pork meat in the grill and cook until internal temp reaches 165F.
Wrap the pork meat in foil and add ginger ale. Put back in the grill and cook for about 2 hours or until meat internal temperature reaches at least 195F.
Once it is done cooking, take it out of the grill and unwrapped the foil. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes before shredding.