Pork Loin Pulled Pork: Oven Roasted Low and Slow
Easy Pork Loin Pulled Pork OVEN ROASTED is moist, slightly crispy, and super savory! Try my Homemade BBQ Dry Rub, with the low oven temperature slow roasting secrets.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
- 2 lb pork loin
- 1/2 cup Homemade Grill & BBQ Dry Rub
In a large roasting pan, rub the dry rub over the pork loin.
Place the pork loin uncovered with the fat layer facing up before roasting. (Optional: trim the fat layer if you wish.)
Now the pork won't be dry, it will look wet.
Pre-heat your oven to 225 degrees. NOTE: This recipe was tested in a GAS OVEN. (If you have an electric oven, cook uncovered at 225 for 5 hours and an additional hour covered with a small amount of water on the bottom.) < This tip came from Suzy, one of our amazing readers! : ) Thank you again Suzy!
Insert an oven-safe thermometer into the center or thickest part of the pork loin. Check the temperature throughout cooking, a wireless digital thermometer makes this really easy.
Once the pork loin has reached 200 degrees, shut off the oven and let the pork loin roast cool for an hour before removing from the oven.
Cooking Time: 2 1/2 hours per pound, or 5 hours for a 2 lb pork loin roast.
In the roasting pan, shred and pull the Pulled Pork Oven Roasted meat with two forks working in opposite directions. Toss into the rub and drippings.
Optional: Toss in your favorite BBQ sauce.
Important Note: This recipe is tested with PORK LOIN (NOT PORK TENDERLOIN) these are two different cuts of pork. Please use PORK LOIN to have the best result.
TIPS: -You will need about 1/2 cup (but add more if you wish!) of rub for a 2 lb pork loin. -Cooking Time: 2 1/2 hours per pound, or 5 hours for a 2 lb pork loin roast.
Other of my recipes for using your Pulled Pork: Cuban Pulled Pork Sliders or Tater Tot Nachos "Totchos"
Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 5.8mg