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How To Cook Pork Shoulder In The Oven

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Servings: 3 lbs
Author: Greg Fleischaker


  • 4-5 pound pork shoulder roast also called Boston Butt
  • 3 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Pre-heat the oven to 250
  • Combine all of the spices in a small bowl and mix together
  • Rub the spice rub over the pork shoulder on all sides, place into an oven proof dutch oven, and then into oven without the lid
  • After 8-10 hours, give or take, remove from the oven, and let sit for another 30 minutes
  • Place pork shoulder on cutting board and pull the pork into small bite sized pieces using forks