Top 10 Best Smoker Recipes For Pulled Pork

Are you looking for smoker recipes for pulled pork? You need look no further!

Here are some of the best smoker recipes for pulled pork from around the Internet, and one of our own too.

Having tried them all we found that they are all delicious in different ways. They are in no particular rank order.

Smoker Recipes Pulled Pork No.1 Texas Style

This is a great recipe for beginners as it’s explained clearly, but its simple elegance will suit the more advanced smoker too. 

It’s served with the classics; Potato Salad, Macaroni and cheese, Macaroni salad and Coleslaw. Deliciously simple!

Ingredients for the Rub

6 pound pork butt

1 tablespoon of Coarse Salt

1 tablespoon of Coarsely Ground Black Pepper

1 teaspoon of Paprika

1 teaspoon Garlic Powder

¼ Cup of Yellow Mustard

You’ll spritz it with an Apple Cider Vinegar and Water Mix – 1/4 Cup of each.

There are also some very interesting ideas about what to do with pulled pork leftovers!

Check it the full recipe here:

Smoker Recipes Pulled Pork No.2 Korean BBQ Style

If you like the sweet fiery, smoky flavours of Korean BBQ then this is a great option for you.

You marinate the pork overnight in Korean Gochujang  Paste and then smoke it for 5-6 hours in the smoker.


6 Pound Bone-In Pork Shoulder Roast

1 Cup of Gochujang Paste (Korean Chilli Paste)

4 Tablespoons of Melted Butter

12 Sesame Seed Buns

Korean BBQ Sauce

  • 2 cups of Gochujang Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups Water
  • 1 Tablespoon of Rice Vinegar
  • 1 cup of Lime Soda
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar

Served in sesame buns and with Korean BBQ sauce, it’s a real crowdpleaser!

Have a look at the full recipe post here:

Smoker Recipes Pulled Pork No.3 – Honey Chipotle Pork

This recipe is set up for cooking in the oven, but you can just as easily do it in the smoker.

It has a lovely rich sweet and sticky glaze which packs some Chipotle heat too!


  • 1.2kg or 2.6 pounds Trimmed Pork Shoulder
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoon Chipotle Paste
  • 3 Tablespoon of Honey
  • 75g 0r 5 Tablespoons of Ketchup , plus 1Tablespoon

Smoker Recipes Pulled Pork No.4 Texas Crutch Pulled Pork

This is our own tried and tested classic Pulled Pork recipe using the Texas Crutch method of wrapping your pork in foil or Butcher’s Paper for the second part of the smoke, and adding a splash of cider or apple juice.

It comes complete with a tasty dry rub too!

Ingredients For Sweet Dry Rub

1 Tablespoon of Fine Sea Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

1 Teaspoon of Onion Powder 

3 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar

2 Tablespoons of Sweet Smoked Paprika

1/2 Teaspoon of Chilli Powder (or more if you like heat)

1 Teaspoon of Granulated Garlic

2 Teaspoons of Freshly Ground Black Pepper

You’ll find the full recipe here:

Smoker Recipes Pulled Pork No.5 – Pulled Pork Enchilladas

Once you have gone to the bother of smoking your pulled pork, you might as well serve them in creative ways.

Why not serve your pork Mexican style?

You’ll need the ingredients below, as well as your smoked pulled pork.

4 tablespoons flour

3 tablespoons butter

1 ½ cups chicken broth

¾ teaspoon cumin

2 tablespoons brown sugar

½ teaspoon onion salt

4-8 flour tortillas

1-2 cups shredded cheese

1 ¾ cups red enchilada sauce

1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro (coriander)

For the full recipe try here:

Smoker Recipes Pulled Pork No.6 Pulled Pork Tacos With Chipotle Slaw

Everyone loves tacos, right? These pulled pork tacos are delicious, sweet, spicy and served with a tasty chipotle slaw. 

Ingredients For the Tacos

8-16 tablespoons (4-8 oz) of unsalted butter

16 (6-inch) corn tortillas

1 to 1 1/2 cups of BBQ sauce

3 pounds of smoked pulled pork

Ingredients for Chipotle Slaw

1/2 head finely shredded red cabbage
1/2 head finely shredded green cabbage 
1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)

1/2 bunch scallions finely chopped (6 to 8 scallions)

1 cup matchstick sized chopped carrots

1/2 cup chipotle salsa

1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder

1 teaspoon of kosher salt

1 tablespoon of freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons honey

Juice of 1 lime

1 1/2 tablespoons Sriracha

3/4 cup mayo

The full recipe is here:

Smoker Recipes Pulled Pork No.7 – Pulled Pork Pizza

This recipe is more about what to do with leftover pulled pork, rather than the first time you serve it.

All the same, it is an absolutely great way to serve pulled pork, and bound to be a real people pleaser.

You’ll need the following ingredients.

1/2 cup BBQ sauce

1 pound pizza dough

1 cup of pulled pork

2-3 pieces cooked and crumbled bacon

1/2 red onion finely chopped

2 cups of shredded cheese

2 thinly sliced roma tomatoes

2 finely chopped green/spring onions

chopped cilantro/coriander

For the full recipe try here:

Smoker Recipes Pulled Pork No.8 Japanese Flavoured Pork

This creative recipe brings in the Japanese flavours of miso, chilli and orange for a really outstanding spicy, sweet and salty pulled pork.


  • 1 boneless pork shoulder 2kg
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 1 tbsp light miso paste
  • 2 oranges, juiced & zested
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 finely sliced onion

For the recipe go here:

Smoker Recipes Pulled Pork No.9 Memphis Style Pork Nachos

Again, this is probably more of a great use of leftovers, but it’s just so good we had to include it.

For the Memphis BBQ Sauce 

1 1/2 teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1/2 cup cider vinegar

2 cups of ketchup 

1/4 teaspoon Colman’s mustard powder

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons grated shallot 

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon grated garlic

For the Nachos

  • 2 pounds pulled pork
  • 2 hearts of sliced romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 bag of Tortilla Chips
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 16 cheese slices
  • 1/2 cup finely sliced green onion

Smoker Recipes Pulled Pork No.10 Jerk Style Pulled Pork with Mango Salsa 

We wanted to leave you with a really creative take on pulled pork – Jamaican Jerk style.

You’ll absolutely love the Caribbean flavours and it’ll make you think of sunshine all year round.

  • Pulled Pork
  •  4 tablespoons jerk paste or seasoning
  •  100ml orange/pineapple juice
  •  Buns/rolls of your choice
  •  Salad leaves

For the Mango Salsa

  • 250g fresh mango cubes cubed
  • 2 finely chopped spring onions
  • 1 finely chopped red chilli
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • finely chopped fresh parsley

Check out the full recipe here:

FAQ’s About Smoker Recipes for Pulled Pork

When is Smoked Pulled Pork Done?

Pork is cooked when the internal temperature comes up to 190°F-195°F or around 88°C. It should then be rested so that the juices can redistribute throughout the meat. Check out this short guide on pulled pork done temp for more on the topic.

Where Does Pulled Pork Come From?

Pulled pork comes from the shoulder of the animal. It is also called Boston Butt or Pork Butt, even though it doesn’t come from the hindquarters of the pig.

Pulled Pork – Skin On or Off?

You should trim the skin off before cooking pulled pork, or get a butcher to do it for you.

This allows the rub, flavours and smoke to really get into the pork and permeate it.

If you enjoyed this article you could also try our ‘Smoked Pork Loin Recipe.’

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