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A white casserole dish with roasted pulled pork just out of the oven and seasoned with bbq rub.
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Oven Roasted Pulled Pork (Pork Loin)

Easy ROASTED PULLED PORK (Pork Loin Pulled Pork) is moist, slightly crispy, and super savory! Try my Homemade BBQ Rub, with the low oven temperature slow-roasting secrets. An incredible pulled pork recipe -- you'll want to try this one right now!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Course: Dinner & Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oven roasted pork, pulled pork, shredded pulled pork
Servings: 8
Calories: 195kcal

Ingredients

Pork Loin

  • 2 lb pork loin

Homemade Pork Rub (½ cup)

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ¼ cup paprika
  • 3 tablespoons cracked black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Optional

  • ½ cup BBQ Sauce

Instructions

Mix The Pork Rub

  • In a large mixing bowl combine well with a whisk.
    ¼ cup brown sugar, ¼ cup paprika, 3 tablespoons cracked black pepper, 3 tablespoons of sea salt, 2 tablespoons lemon pepper, 2 teaspoons chili powder, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 2 teaspoons onion powder, 2 teaspoons celery seeds, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper.

Prepare The Pork Loin

  • Preheat your oven to 225 degrees.
  • In a large roasting pan, rub the dry rub over the pork loin. Optional: trim the fat layer if you wish.
  • Place the pork loin uncovered with the fat layer facing up before roasting. Now the pork won't be dry, it will look wet.
  • IMPORTANT: 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.
  • 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 ½ 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.

Notes

pork loin:

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, pork tenderloins do not hold up well with these long cooking times because they are a much smaller cut of meat. 

bbq rub:

You will need about ½ cup (but add more if you wish!) of rub for a 2 lb pork loin.

Cooking Time:

2 ½ hours per pound, or 5 hours for a 2 lb pork loin roast.

gas or electric oven: 

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.
 
 
 

Nutrition

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