z grill pulled pork sandwiches


  • 1 (5-7 lb) bone-in pork shoulder

  • As Needed Your Favorite Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 2 Cup apple juice, in food-grade spray bottle

  • To Taste Your Favorite BBQ Sauce

  • 10 hamburger buns

  • coleslaw, for serving




Generously season pork roast on all sides with Z Grill Pork & Poultry rub.


When ready to cook, set Z Grill temperature to 225℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Pellet Tube if available.


Put the roast on the grill grate, fat-side up and smoke for 3 hours. Spray the roast with apple juice every hour after the first hour.


After 3 hours, transfer pork to a disposable aluminum foil pan large enough to hold the roast. Increase the grill temperature to 250°F, and continue to cook for 6 to 8 additional hours, or until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part, but not touching bone, registers 203°F. If the pork starts to brown too much, cover it loosely with aluminum foil.


Carefully transfer the pork roast to a cutting board and let it rest for 20 minutes. Pour the juices from the bottom of the pan into a gravy separator. Discard any fat that has floated to the top.


With your hands (preferably protected from the heat with lined, heavy-duty rubber gloves) pull the pork into chunks. Discard the bone and any lumps of fat, including the cap. Pull each chunk into shreds and transfer to a large mixing bowl.


Season with additional rub and moisten with the reserved pork juice. Add your favorite Z Grill BBQ sauce to the pulled pork and mix well.


Pile the pork mixture on the hamburger buns and serve with coleslaw. Enjoy!