Honey Heat Pulled Pork

Honey Heat Pulled Pork

  • BBQ Type: Smoker
  • Fuel: Charcoal
  • Cooking Time: 8 h to 10 h
  • 6 to 10 portions


  • 10 lb - Boston Butt (pork shoulder)
  • ½ cup - Caribeque Honey Heat Rub
  • 2 cup - Apple cider vinegar
  • Burger buns
  • Apple & Oak wood chunks for smoking

Honey Cayenne BBQ Sauce

  • 2 tbsp - Butter
  • 1 White onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp - Caribeque Honey Heat Rub
  • 1 cup - Ketchup
  • ½ cup - Cayenne hot sauce
  • 1 cup - Honey
  • 2 tbsp - Cayenne pepper flakes
  • 1 ¾ cup - Apple cider vinegar


  1. Preheat your smoker at 250°F;
  2. Rub the Boston Butt generously with Caribeque’s Honey Heat Rub or your favorite kind of rub;
  3. Place the pork shoulder inside your smoker and toss about 1 lb of wood chunks onto hot coals (preferably oak and apple). Smoke until the internal temperature of the butt reaches 195°F, it should take between 8 to 10 hours with your smoker at 250°F. You can reduce the cooking time by raising the temperature of your smoker but don’t go higher than 350°F. Keep the meat moist by spraying, basting or moping the pork shoulder with apple cider vinegar a few times from mid cooking up to the end;
  4. In a preheated sauce pan, sauté the onions with 2 tbsp of butter until golden brown then add all the remaining Honey Cayenne BBQ Sauce ingredients together. Simmer for 15 minutes;
  5. Once the pork butt have reached 195°F on an instant read thermometer, take it out of the smoker and cover with aluminum foil for about 1 hour. Shred the pork with your hands using thick heat resistant rubber gloves or a pair of meat claws. Add the Honey Cayenne BBQ Sauce and mix.

Serve with grilled burger buns and coleslaw (optional). 

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