Main Dish | June 12, 2016

Smoked Pulled Pork {on your gas grill}

We finally got a grill a couple of months ago after selling ours before moving. I really wanted a smoker, but it’s just not in the cards yet. SO, we got a smoker box! Here in Texas, brisket is king. I have yet to try a brisket, but it’s totally next on my list.

pulled pork on plate with salad, macaroni, and watermelon. soda in glass on the side

As Father’s Day is approaching, I really wanted to find a some sweet, manly aprons. So many uses! I saw these ones by The Sturdy Brothers and fell in love. Their vision is rekindling the spirit of American craftsmanship in the South. They use quality waxed canvas and leather goods. I’m also obsessed with their bags, wallets, tool rolls, just about everything they sell. And their packaging!

The Sturdy Brothers brand package

We bought our house last year, and it’s been amazing seeing my husband’s dream of building furniture {and almost anything else you can think of} out of his garage.

man wearing Sturdy Brothers brand apron

He’s built these adirondack chairs, my son’s bed, our farmhouse kitchen table, he added fold-down work tables to the garage…

man sawing something on table outside a brick home

and this pergola (after extending the cement) over our back porch. Food under twinkling lights and a warm summer evening is the best.


Man in apron grilling outdoors

You can smoke chicken, pork, brats, anything! Chicken done low and slow takes about an hour. A 3 lb. pork butt/shoulder needs at least 8 hours. At least. You set up the smoker box with flavored (hickory, mesquite, cherry, etc) wood chips. Blast it up just on the side of the smoker box until it gets smoking, then turn it down until you’re at a steady 225-250 degrees. No heat under the meat, just foil pans to catch drippings.

Grill opened with pulled pork on it

Cook it low and slow at least 8 hours, refilling the smoker box as needed, then shut it all down. Wrap the roast in foil and let it rest an hour. Open it up, and watch it fall apart. Smoky, tender meat, caramelized, spicy sweet ends. I’m a firm believer that good barbecue doesn’t need sauce.

pulled pork in tinfoil, being shredded with forks

Grab yourself a smoker box, I promise you’ll never looked at smoked meats the same again!

close up shot of pulled pork on plate with salad, macaroni and cheese, and watermelon

5 from 1 vote
Smoked Pulled Pork {on your gas grill}
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
9 hrs 45 mins
Total Time
10 hrs

 Smoky, tender meat, caramelized, spicy sweet ends. 

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gas grill recipe, smoked pulled pork
Servings: 4 generous adult servings
Calories: 914 kcal
Author: Stephanie
  • 3 + pound pork butt/shoulder bone-in roast
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1 T smoked paprika
  • 1 T salt
  • 1 T onion powder
  • 1/2 T garlic powder
  • 1/2 T pepper
  • 1 t oregano
  • 1 t chipotle powder
  1. Place all rub ingredients in large gallon bag, mix well. Add roast to bag and, mix around to coat pork. Let marinate in fridge overnight.
  2. Early in the morning, soak wood chips in water. Remove roast from fridge and let come to room temperature. After 30 minutes of soaking, place some wood chips in smoker box and set on one side of the grill, removing grate on that side. 
  3. On that same side, fill a foil pan with about 1"-2" of water. Under other side, place foil pans to catch drippings. Replace grate. Turn on heat to medium/low until chips begin to smoke. Turn heat down and regulate until you've maintained a steady 225-250 degrees.
  4. Place roast over unheated side and close the lid of the grill. Resist the temptation to lift the lid often.
  5.  If you've noticed a difference between thermometer on the grill and a thermometer inside, check occasionally to ensure temperature is maintained. When smoking subsides, add more wood chips to the smoker box. Flip the roast halfway through, smoke low and slow at least 8 hours.
  6. Remove roast from grill, wrap in foil, and let rest 1 hour. Shred, serve immediately. Freezes well, when reheating, reheat over a warm skillet until warmed-through.
Nutrition Facts
Smoked Pulled Pork {on your gas grill}
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 914 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 1771mg77%
Potassium 160mg5%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1060IU21%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 5 stars
    It’s been perfect grilling weather in Vegas these last few days, I’ll have to give this a try because it looks so good!