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Dry Rubbed Pork Shoulder Roast with molasses BBQ sauce

Slow Barbeque Dry Rubbed Pork Shoulder with Molasses BBQ Sauce

Dry rubbed pork shoulder is a close cousin to pulled pork but can be cooked faster at a higher temperature, then sliced like a pork roast. The richly flavoured homemade BBQ Sauce gets glazed on in the final hour of cooking for a wonderful combined flavour with the dry rub.
Course Barbecue and Grilling
Cuisine American
Keyword pork, pulled pork
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
For Pulled pork in a smoker at 250 decrees F, up to 10 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12 or more servings
Author Barry C. Parsons


For the Molasses BBQ Sauce

  • One 14 ounce can plain tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper optional or to taste
  • 1 tbsp ground fennel seed
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground dry oregano
  • ½ tsp kosher salt


  1. Simmer all ingredients together slowly for about a half hour to an hour stirring every few minutes until the sauce reduces and thickens to the consistency you prefer. Remember that it will thicken slightly as it cools.