Barbecue Pork Shoulder

Add your favorite baked beans to this barbecue pork menu for a complete meal.

Yield: Makes 10 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 1 (2-pound) package hickory chunks, divided
  • 2 quarts white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ground red pepper, divided
  • 5 oranges, quartered and divided
  • 5 lemons, quartered and divided
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup liquid smoke
  • 1 (7- to 8-pound) pork shoulder roast

Preparation

  1. Soak 1 pound of wood chunks in water 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Bring vinegar, 1/4 cup ground red pepper, 3 oranges, and 3 lemons to a boil in a Dutch oven over medium heat; cook 10 minutes. Remove vinegar mixture from heat, and cool.
  3. Combine remaining 1/4 cup ground red pepper, brown sugar, and next 3 ingredients. Rub evenly over pork. Drizzle 1 cup vinegar mixture over pork; set aside 2 cups vinegar mixture for basting, and reserve remaining mixture to fill the water pan.
  4. Prepare charcoal fire in smoker; let burn 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Drain wood chunks, and place on coals. Place water pan in smoker; add vinegar mixture and remaining 2 oranges and 2 lemons to depth of fill line. Place pork on lower food rack; cover with smoker lid.
  6. Cook pork roast 6 to 7 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of roast registers 170°. Baste with reserved 2 cups vinegar mixture every hour after pork roast has cooked 3 hours. Add more charcoal, remaining 1 pound wood chunks, and vinegar mixture to smoker as needed.
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