Barbecued Pork Shoulder for 50 (Pulled Pork)

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Here is my recipe for barbecued pork sandwiches that will feed approximately 50 people. When I used to cater, this is how I made it for Graduations, Anniversaries, Family Reunions and company picnics! Hope this helps you out if you have a large group to serve, too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim surface fat from pork.
  2. Place meat in large dutch oven or stockpot, cover with water and add salt, 2 teaspoons of the pepper and chopped onion.
  3. Cover and simmer for 2 hours, or until meat pulls away from the bone.
  4. Cool meat in broth until it can be handled. Drain off broth and save for a different use.
  5. Shred meat. Cover. Set aside.
  6. In a large dutch oven or stockpot, combine remaining ingredients. (Don't forget the other 2 teaspoons pepper.).
  7. Bring to a boil, add pork and heat thoroughly.
  8. Adjust seasonings if needed.
  9. Serve with buns or rolls.
  10. Serves 50.