While there is a little bit of babysitting to do at the end of this recipe, it doesn’t take long at all, and you don’t need any special tools or skills. And the end result is so worth it! You’ll have a delicious, flavorful, tender cut of meat that is perfect for just about anything. Shred it, slice it, chop it, or just eat it with your fingers if you can’t wait. Thanks to Ruled.me for this amazing recipe that anyone can make. You don’t have to be a grill master to get barbecue-worthy pork to please a crowd now.
8 lbs. Pork Shoulder (bone-in, skin-on)
3 1/2 tbsp. Salt
2 tsp. Oregano
1 tsp. Black Pepper
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Onion Powder
Preheat your oven to 250F. Mix together all of the spices in a bowl.
Starting skin side down, pat the salt rub all over the pork to completely cover it. Once the bottom is done, flip and place on a wire rack that’s sitting over a baking sheet covered in foil. Spread the rub on all sides and top of the pork.
Once your oven is preheated and pork rubbed, place into the oven and bake for anywhere between 8-10 hours. You want the internal temperature to be about 190F.
Remove the pork from the oven and cover with foil. Allow the pork to rest for 15 total minutes. Preheat oven to 500F.
Once pork is rested and oven at 500F, remove the foil tent from the pork and place into the oven. Rotate the pork every five minutes to allow for even cooking of the skin
Let rest for 20 minutes before digging in.
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Quick Tip: During the final cooking stage, there may be smoke from your oven. This is due to the fat dripping off the meat in the high heat. Open a window and turn on a fan!
Recipe and Image Courtesy of Ruled.me