I wanted to post this because IIRC there was a poster looking to do Pulled Pork in an oven.
October 27th, 2013
Dutch Oven Pulled Pork
An Eight pound Boston Butt Fridge to table in under 5 hours.
I love my pit but sometimes there's just not enough time to to fire up the pit and have dinner on the table in time.
I have done Picnics, Loins, Butts in a crock but it takes even longer in a crock pot than my pit, one nice thing about a crock pot is you can set it and forget it, so if you have time, you can pop a butt or picnic in your crock pot with some onion slices before you go to bed with no worries.
But what if you forgot about that butt and woke up the next morning an said shoot!, I forgot to throw the butt in the crock.
You had promised everyone pulled pork for dinner at 5:00 but its almost noon. You may be able to squeak it out in 8 hours if you toss it on the pit and run the temps 275°+ but then that means you will be eating at 8pm at the earliest.
Well that's exactly what happened to me this past weekend, we were running like crazy as we were running the Cub Scout Halloween party and when we got home after cleanup we were exhausted so we just went to bed.
So the next morning I woke up and figured I would do this Butt in the Dutch Oven.
- Preheated the oven to 325°F
- Sliced a few onion for the bottom, you can use a wire rack (I don't because its just more to clean).
- You want to keep the meat out of the liquid for the most part, in retrospect I should have used two onions and halved them instead of one onion sliced.
- I then poured some coca cola on the butt, (wanted to use a quality Root Beer but had none)
- Seasoned the butt with my "Philly style" rub.
- Placed the DO in the oven on a pan.
- After about a half an hour, I turned the temp down from 325°F to 275°F.
- Checked the Internal temp at the three hour mark, 155°F internal.
- Internal temp, 200°F - 205°F respectively. Ready to pull. I had to drop my daughter off and pick up my son and his friend, so I turned off the oven and left it in the oven.
- OK I'm back approximately 30 minutes, removed DO from the oven and it's Ready to pull.
- Removed the butt from the DO and placed in a steamer pan to fork shred.
- Juices are strained and saved for another day, they will not be used for this cook.
- Added some Sweet Baby Rays and some Cattleman BBQ Sauce to the pork.
- What a wonderful meal, there was almost no cleanup from this cook, The DO cleaned up with a sponge and some hot water and was wiped down with some flax seed oil.