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Smoked Pulled Pork Buns

Posted 11/9/2020

This Smoked Pulled Pork Buns recipe is easily a family favorite! Tender, juicy, smoked pork smothered in a spicy, tangy homemade BBQ sauce, served on homemade buns with coleslaw. A side of french fries is all this needs for a full meal but you could add some raw veggies and dip to color it up! This tastes like a summer backyard party, even when served in winter!!


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Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 8 hours

Additional Time: 12 hours

Total Time: 20 ½ hours

Servings : 20 servings




1          8 lb      pork roast

2          litres    pineapple juice, apple juice, or apple cider or as needed to cover roast


Spice Mix

5          tbsp     brown sugar

5          tbsp     white sugar

2          tbsp     salt

2          tbsp     paprika

1          tbsp     black pepper

1          tbsp     garlic powder

1          tbsp     onion powder

1          large    onion, chopped


Homemade BBQ Sauce

2          cups     ketchup

1/3       cup      apple cider vinegar

5          tbsp     brown sugar

3          tbsp     honey

1 ½      tbsp     Worcestershire sauce

2 ½      tsp       smoked paprika

1 ½      tsp       Frank’s RedHot sauce, adjust amount to taste

1          tsp       dry mustard

½         tsp       garlic powder

½         tsp       salt

½         tsp       black pepper

½         tsp       liquid smoke

½         tsp       chipotle hot sauce



Step 1: Combine brown sugar, white sugar, salt, paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to make spice mix.



Step 2: Place roast in a stock pot. Pour enough pineapple juice into pot to cover roast and stir ¼ cup of spice mix into the juice.



Step 3: Place lid on stock pot and refrigerate overnight, or for about 12 hours.



Step 4: Remove roast from pot. Add chopped onion and another ¼ cup of spice mix to the juice. Pour juice into the water pan of the smoker.



Step 5: Rub remaining spice mix into the pork roast.



Step 6: Smoke pork for approximately 8 hours, or until meat is very tender. Add more juice to the water pan if needed. I like to use apple or mesquite flavoured bisquettes in the smoker.



Step 7: Let fully smoked roast rest for 30 minutes.



Step 8: While roast is resting, stir all BBQ sauce ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer over low heat for around 10 minutes or until thickened.



Step 9: Place roast in a large bowl and shred with a fork. Add in BBQ sauce and mix well. For extra flavor and moistness, pour in the drippings from the roasting pan.



Step 10: Serve with fresh buns and coleslaw.






This recipe features The Original Bradley Smoker using Bradley Flavor Bisquettes. The bisquette flavors were Apple and Mesquite.

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