Crowd Pleasing Pulled Pork

This pulled pork recipe is a crowd pleaser and and will have your guests asking for it all your get togethers! Sweet, tangy, with a hint of heat, you can't go wrong.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, bbq
Keyword BBQ Pork, Five Star Competition sauce, Heath Riles, House of Q, Kosmo's Q, Pork Injection, Rib Candy Apple Habanero
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 hours
Servings 8


  • Smoker Pellet or Charcoal
  • Injector


The Pork

  • 1 6-8lb Pork Butt or Shoulder Bone in is preferred, boneless will cook faster!


  • 2 cups finished liquid Kosmo's Q Pork Injection Follow directions on packaging you will need approximately 2 cups of liquid to inject.


  • 1 Generous coat Meat Church Holy Gospel Rub
  • 1 Generous coat Heath Riles Sweet Chipotle Rub

The Wrap

  • 1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Butter Cubed
  • 1-2 tbsp Rib Candy Apple Habanero Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Lilly White Corn Syrup Agave Syrup is also acceptable
  • 1/4 cup House of Q 5 Star Competition Sauce


  • 1 cup House of Q 5 Star Competition Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp Rib Candy Apple Habanero Sauce Add to taste if you like it hot add more if you don't add less or omit.


Prep Pork

  • Cut any excess fat, leaving only a thin layer. Also remove any flaps of meat that would become hard when smoked if not removed.

Inject Pork

  • Inject pork with the fat side down, insert injector needle in at a bit of an angle so that your injection does not come pouring back out. An 8lb pork butt or shoulder should take about 2 cups of injection you should notice meat plumping up as you add injection.


  • Dry meat off with paper towel.
  • Sprinkle meat generously with Holy Gospel All Purpose Rub.
  • Sprinkle meat generously with Heath Riles Sweet Chipotle. Let rub sit for 20-30 minutes before putting meat on your smoker.

Smoking Pork

  • Dial smoker into 225F Cook pork until it has a really nice deep red/brown colour, approximately 6 hours, this is time to wrap your meat. Place pork in a smoker safe dish, foil pans work well for easy clean-up. Sprinkle pork with brown sugar, BBQ sauce, cubed butter, Rib Candy and corn syrup, (SEE WRAP INJREDIENTS ABOVE) cover with tinfoil and place back on smoker and continue to cook until pork reaches an internal temperature of 195F-210F. Let Pork rest for at least 30 minutes pull and serve with warmed BBQ sauce (SEE SAUCE ABOVE). People can add BBQ sauce to their meat or sandwich if you choose to make sandwiches.

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Happy Smoking everyone!

~Team HellBent