BBQ Pork Sandwich Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 250 MINUTES

2 ratings


  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 lbs shoulder pork roast
  • 2 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 1/2 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 6 soft hamburger buns with seeds
  • Paula Deen BBQ Sauce
  • coleslaw


Mix the dry (salt, pepper, sugar, paprika and cayenne) in small bowl. Sprinkle dry rub all over the pork roast, pressing into the pork.


Cover with plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.


Preheat oven to 325°F.


Combine apple juice, vinegar, Worcestershire, liquid smoke and the garlic powder in a medium bowl and pour into a large Dutch oven. Place pork in the oven and tightly cover with aluminum foil then lid. Roast for 4 hours or until fork tender and shreds easily.


Brush the roast with cooking liquid every hour.


Remove from oven and let stand until cool enough to handle. Shred the pork with a fork or tongs into bite size pieces.


Serve on hamburger buns topped with BBQ sauce and cole slaw.

BBQ Pork Sandwich


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2 Reviews

Dean 5/2/2017
I have had great

I have had great success with this simple blend, I'd suggest using sweet paprika and not smoked, since more spice & in my case, more smoke flavor in the process. People like it when I rub n smoke my butt!

Amy 3/12/2017
This is my go to

This is my go to recipe when we smoke pork butt! Love it & have been making it for years!

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