Southern Pulled Pork Shoulder

by: Chef Mike Shannon

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Southern Style Pulled Pork typically takes about 8 to 10 hours to achieve the unique tenderness that sets the dish apart. The Wolf Legacy Convection Steam Oven drastically cuts that time by nearly 75% by utilizing a combination of moist and dry heat without sacrificing flavor or tenderness.

Prep Time
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Convection Steam

Rack Position

Wire Rack
Position - 2


  • 1 boneless Boston butt pork roast (6-8 pounds)
  • about 3/4 cup dry rub (recipe below)
  • southern-style sauce (recipe below)
Dry Rub
  • 3 tablespoons smoked salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground anise seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander seed
Southern Style Sauce
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup yellow prepared mustard
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 4-5 drops Tabasco or other hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter


Combine all the dry rub ingredients and store in an airtight container.

For the pork, cut the shoulder into 4x4-inch pieces, about softball size, and rub all pieces with dry rub. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat the Wolf Legacy Convection Steam Oven on Convection Steam Mode set at 250°F. Line a solid pan with foil and place a roasting rack in the pan. Spray rack and foil with non-stick spray.

Place the pieces of pork on the rack and place in the Wolf Legacy Convection Steam Oven for 2 hours and 30 minutes. When cooking is complete, the pork should have some crispy edges but be very tender when touched with a fork. If it is not very tender, cook for 15 minutes more. Allow pork to cool, and shred with a fork. Remove any large sections of fat as the meat is shredded.

Add to a bun with extra sauce and coleslaw to make a pulled pork sandwich, serve directly over rice, serve as carnitas tacos, or however else is preferred.