Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork Recipe

Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork Recipe

Smoked Pulled Pork is a traditional southern recipe and the locals know that hickory wood chips offer an almost magical alchemy, yielding strong and rich flavor when combined with the right seasoning. Perfect for burgers, or the main protein for a delicious summer supper.


  • 3 kg (6 lb) pork butt roast


For the rub, you’ll need 30 ml (2 tbsp) paprika. 10 ml (2 tsp) brown sugar, 3 ml (1/2 tsp) each onion salt, celery salt, garlic salt, dry mustard, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper and salt.

Basting Sauce:

  • 250 ml (1 c) apple cider vinegar
  • 60 ml (1/4 c) water
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) Worcestershire sauce
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) coarsely ground pepper
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) coarse salt
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) vegetable oil


The night before serving, mix together rub ingredients and massage into the pork roast. Cover with plastic and refrigerate overnight. Remove from refrigerator and let stand for 45 minutes to an hour.

Smoking Method
Preheat Bradley Smoker to between 100°C and 120°C (220°F and 250°F). Using Hickory flavour bisquettes, smoke /cook for approximately 8 hours or until the meat reaches a minimum internal temperature of 70°C (160°F). Mix together the sauce ingredients and baste the pork with sauce, setting aside remaining basting sauce. Continue smoke/cooking for an additional hour.

To Serve
To serve pull/shred the pork into slivers. Pile on hamburger or Kaiser buns and drizzle with remaining basting sauce.