Pulled Pork on the Big Green Egg: A Delicious Make-Ahead Meal

Are you looking for a flavorful make-ahead meal that can feed a crowd? Look no further than Pulled Pork on the Big Green Egg. This mouthwatering dish is created by slow-cooking pork shoulder with hardwood smoke, resulting in the most delicious BBQ sandwiches you’ve ever tasted.

Grilling pork butt on a grill.

If you’re a fan of smoked pork, you’ll also love our recipe for Smoked Pork Butt on a pellet grill. And for a unique twist, try our Peach BBQ Pulled Pork for sandwiches. These options are sure to satisfy your cravings with their rich flavors.

At Hook’d Up Bar and Grill, we are passionate about grilling on the Big Green Egg ceramic grill. As seasoned grillers ourselves, we highly recommend this versatile cooking device for all your outdoor culinary adventures. Whether you’re slow-cooking pork butt, ribs, brisket, or sizzling burgers, grilled ribeyes, and pork chops, the Big Green Egg delivers exceptional results every time.

Get Ready to Cook: Ingredients Needed

To recreate this incredible Pulled Pork on the Big Green Egg, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Pork Butt
  • Olive Oil
  • Dry Rub Seasoning (you can use our Steak Rub or your favorite)
  • Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce (we used Head Country BBQ, but you can also try our homemade Peach BBQ Sauce)

For serving these delectable sandwiches, gather the following ingredients:

  • Onion Buns
  • Coleslaw
  • BBQ Sauce
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Step By Step Directions: Let’s Get Cooking!

Pork butt, sliced in a crosshatch pattern for grilling.

  1. Start by removing the pork from its packaging and pat it dry with paper towels.
  2. Place the pork shoulder, fat side down, on a rimmed baking sheet or cutting board.
  3. Score the pork shoulder by making 1-inch deep slices across the entire ham, about 1-inch apart. Then, turn the ham and make slices in the other direction, creating a beautiful crosshatch pattern.

Pork butt with dry rub on a sheet pan ready to grill.

  1. Lightly coat the pork with olive oil and generously sprinkle it with dry rub. Set it aside while you prepare the grill.
  2. Using lump charcoal, start a fire in the Big Green Egg. To enhance the flavor, add hickory for that delightful hardwood smoke taste. We recommend using a custom Eggspander to raise the grill grate above the fire.

Grilling a pork butt with dry rub seasoning on a Big Green Egg.

  1. Once the fire has cleaned up and is producing light-colored smoke, place the pork butt onto the grill grate. Cook it with the grill closed for approximately 5 hours, checking every hour to maintain a temperature of 250°- 300°.
  2. After 5 hours, drizzle the pork with your favorite BBQ sauce and continue cooking for approximately another hour, or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 200° (you can use a digital meat thermometer to check).

Drizzling bbq sauce over scored pork butt

  1. Remove the pork from the grill and let it rest for 20 minutes on a rimmed baking sheet or cutting board.
  2. After resting, it’s time to shred the pork. You can serve it immediately or, if you’re making it ahead, let it cool slightly and store it in a zip-top bag or airtight container for up to 3 days.
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Assemble Your Perfect Pulled Pork Sandwich

Pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw and bbq sauce.

To create the ultimate pulled pork sandwich:

  1. Lightly toast the buns to add a delightful crunch to your sandwich.
  2. Top the buns with coleslaw for a refreshing bite.
  3. Add a generous portion of the pulled pork.
  4. Finish it off by drizzling your favorite sauce on top and covering it with the top bun.

Recipe Notes: Storage and Reheating

Here are some useful tips for storing and reheating your leftover pulled pork:

  • Storage: Store any leftover pulled pork in an airtight container for up to 3 days. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to 3 months.
  • Reheating: Place the pulled pork on a sheet pan, cover it with foil, and heat it in a 350° oven for about 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can heat it in a skillet with a few tablespoons of water or BBQ sauce over medium heat, stirring often until heated through.

The Best Sauce for Pulled Pork and More Serving Ideas

Closeup of pulled pork sandwich with top bun off. Drizzled with bbq sauce.

We’ve partnered with Head Country on social media to promote their newest sauces, and we highly recommend trying their Raspberry Chipotle BBQ sauce on pulled pork sandwiches. However, you can use your favorite brand or even experiment with our Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce for a more traditional flavor.

Aside from incredible sandwiches, pulled pork opens up a world of other serving possibilities. Consider using it to make pork carnitas, pulled pork burritos, or explore other creative ideas to excite your palate.

Pulled Pork on the Big Green Egg is the perfect dish for feeding a crowd and can be easily prepared in advance for your gatherings with family and friends.

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