Unleash Flavor: Ultimate American BBQ Recipe

Get ready to delight your taste buds with this mouth-watering, smoky American BBQ recipe that’s sure to impress at your next cookout!

Ready to transform your backyard into the ultimate BBQ haven? Look no further! This American BBQ recipe is your golden ticket to smoky, savory, finger-lickin’ goodness. From perfectly grilled meats to mouth-watering marinades, we’ve got it all covered. Get your apron on and let’s turn up the heat!

About: All-American BBQ Pulled Pork

about all american bbq pulled pork

This All-American BBQ Pulled Pork is the star of any backyard bash! Slow-cooked to juicy perfection and smothered in tangy BBQ sauce, it’s the dish that’ll make your taste buds dance the Texas two-step! Whether slathered on a bun or just gobbled right off the fork, this bad boy brings the flavor. Fire up the smoker and get ready for savory, saucy satisfaction.

  • Cooking Method: Slow-cooked
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Cuisine Type: American BBQ


  • 1 (5-pound) pork shoulder (bone-in)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup water

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your smoker to 225°F (107°C).
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Rub pork shoulder with olive oil, then generously coat with the seasoning mixture.
  4. Place the pork shoulder in the smoker. Insert a meat thermometer probe into the thickest part of the meat, avoiding the bone.
  5. In a spray bottle, mix apple cider vinegar and apple juice. Spritz the pork shoulder every hour to keep it moist.
  6. Smoke the pork shoulder for about 8 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 195°F (90°C).
  7. Remove the pork shoulder from the smoker and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  8. Shred the pork using two forks, removing any large chunks of fat.
  9. In a large bowl, mix the shredded pork with BBQ sauce and a bit of the drippings from the smoker.
  10. Serve hot on buns, or eat it straight up—it’s all good!


  • Alternative Ingredients: Use chicken thighs for a lighter option.
  • Garnishing Options: Top with coleslaw, pickles, or jalapeños for extra crunch and flavor.
  • Cooking Tips: For an extra smokey flavor, add wood chips to the smoker. Applewood or hickory work great!