Dutch Oven Pulled Pork

Preparing Pulled Pork on the BBQ is a matter of endurance and not knowing exactly when you'll be sitting down to eat throughout the entire process. A session can easily last between 7 and 12 hours, and in some cases, even longer. But what if I told you that it could be much faster with a Dutch Oven? In about 5 hours, you can have delicious pulled pork, even smoked. And you don't even need a meat thermometer! You can finally invite people over for dinner and be on time.

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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ pulled pork, dutch oven pulled pork, pulled pork dutch oven
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 372kcal


  • 1 kilogram Pork Shoulder
  • 2 tablespoons Mustard
  • 5 tablespoons BBQ Rub (choose your favorite)
  • 150 milliliters BBQ Sauce (choose your favorite)
  • 50 milliliters Apple Juice
  • 50 milliliters Water

Overige Benodigdheden:

  • BBQ with Lid
  • Dutch Oven
  • 2 chunks Cherry Wood for Smoking
  • BBQ Gloves


  • Fire up the BBQ and start with indirect heat, aiming for a temperature of about 110 degrees Celsius (230 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Take your pork shoulder out of the packaging and pat it dry all around with kitchen paper. Then coat the meat with mustard and sprinkle it with your favorite BBQ rub for pulled pork.
  • Once the BBQ reaches the desired temperature, add the chunks of smoking wood to the burning coals and place the pork shoulder on the grill grate. Close the BBQ lid and smoke the meat for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours, combine the BBQ sauce, apple juice, and water in the Dutch Oven and mix well. Then remove the pork shoulder from the BBQ and place it in the Dutch Oven. Coat the meat with the sauce and cover the pan with its lid.
  • Now, place the Dutch Oven on the BBQ and prepare the BBQ for indirect heat, aiming for a temperature of about 150 degrees Celsius (300 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Allow the meat to cook slowly in the Dutch Oven until it almost falls apart when lifted with BBQ tongs. This took about 3 hours for me. Check the moisture in the pan occasionally. If it's drying out too much, add some more water or apple juice.
  • Remove the Dutch Oven from the BBQ when the pulled pork is ready. Shred the meat with BBQ tongs or 2 forks and serve the pulled pork immediately, perhaps on a bun with some coleslaw.


Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 671mg | Potassium: 779mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 603IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 227mg | Iron: 9mg

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