Roasted Pork Shoulder

"This is my favorite way to cook a pork shoulder roast. Very tender and delicious! This recipe came from the "Paula Deen Cooking Show" (Food Network). I've changed the prep procedure to make it easier and reduced the sprinkled on salt mixture to 1/4 of the original amount called for in the print-out version of the recipe (Think it was posted wrong!) ENJOY!!!"
Roasted Pork Shoulder created by ejpolaski
Ready In:
3hrs 20mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Rub roast well on all sides with liquid smoke.
  • Combine salt, garlic powder and pepper in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add 1 Tbs of the above mixture to the seasoned salt and sprinkle this mixture on all sides of roast---You may not need to use it all, use your own judgement.
  • Place roast in a large roasting pan or dutch oven---add the onion, water (pour around roast, not over it) and bay leaves.
  • Cover, place in oven and cook for 2 1/2- 3 hours, or until internal temperature of meat is 170 degrees F.
  • Remove from oven and pan-- let roast cool for a few minutes.
  • Slice meat or shred as for pulled pork (I usually do half sliced and half pulled).
  • Serve on bread or buns with your favorite BBQ sauce or coat bread or buns with mayonnaise.

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  1. nelsondrandolph
    Does it matter if the skin side is up or not?
  2. Lil April
    Good stuff!!
    • Review photo by Lil April
  3. rleach2000
    This was so easy and a huge hit with some dear friends. I followed the recipe verbatim and then served it with a BBQ sauce, collard greens and roasted new potatoes. I might add a clove a garlic next time but it was absolutely delicious as written.
  4. jeanninepd
    Moistest pork I have ever cooked. I did alter the recipe a bit, but wow its amazing! Instead of using the liquid smoke, I used Rufus Teague Meat Rub. I also added a cup of water and a cup of beef stock to the Dutch Oven and garlic powder. I did not have any bay leaves. I will be making this again soon!
  5. ejpolaski
    Roasted Pork Shoulder Created by ejpolaski



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