Tailgator's Pulled Pork Sandwich

  • Recipe courtesy Joe Haracz

Total Time:
18 hr 25 min
25 min
Inactive Prep:
6 hr
12 hr
40 servings


  • 2 (7 to 9 pound) bone in pork butt
  • 2 cups Tailgator's Pulled Pork Rub, recipe follows
  • 1 hickory log
  • 4 cups BBQ sauce
    • Directions

      Using 1/2 a cup or more pork spice blend rub generously over the entire pork butt. Cover and place under refrigeration for 4 to 6 hours to marinate.

      According to your smoker's manufacturer's instructions, smoke pork butts fat side up at 225 degrees F for 12 hours using hickory wood.

      Remove the cooked pork butts from smoker and allow to rest for 25 minutes. Once cool enough to handle using your hands pull pork apart removing any layers of fat or connective tissue.

      Tailgator's Pulled Pork Rub:
      1 1/4 cups kosher salt
      1 cup brown sugar
      1 cup ground cumin
      1 cup black pepper
      1 cup cayenne pepper
      1/2 cup paprika
      1/2 cup garlic powder
      1/4 cup onion powder
      1/4 cup dried thyme
      1/4 cup dried oregano

      Mix all ingredients by hand.