Easy Oven Cooked Pulled Pork

I've become like the crazy pulled pork lady lately and offer to bring it to like, every gathering. It's so good and so easy that I just keep making it in absolutely ridiculous quantities. This recipe is simple and incredibly delicious.  Using the oven allows you to develop much deeper flavors and a better bark than a slow cooker could achieve on its own, but it's just as much of a set it and forget it recipe!

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Easy Oven Cooked Pulled Pork
This pulled pork is the perfect combination of sweet and smoky, balanced with a mild kick of vinegar.
  • 5-8 pounds bone-in pork butt
  • 4 tablespoons dry rub, divided (I like Dave's Rib Rub)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken stock
  • rolls and slaw, for serving
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Rub pork with 3 tablespoons dry rub, making sure to coat all surfaces. In a large, oven-proof Dutch oven with a lid, heat oil over medium high heat. Sear pork on all sides until well browned (but watch carefully, the sugar in the rub will burn quickly.) You want it fat cap side up when you're finished.Add in the onion, vinegar, BBQ sauce, liquid smoke and chicken stock. Stir as best you can to mix. Bake, covered, at 300 degrees for 4 and a half hours. Take the lid off and continue baking until a dark bark has formed and the meat is tender, about an hour. Remove from oven and allow pork to cool until it's cool enough to handle. Shred with two forks and serve topped with BBQ sauce and slaw on toasted buns or rolls.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8-10 servings