Pork Roast: You can use a pork butt, sometimes referred to as pork shoulder roast, or a pork loin. For really tender, flavorful pulled pork, pork butt is best, as it is super marbled with fat and will get really tender. A pork loin won't be as tender, but much less fatty and still delicious.

Apple Juice--beer or stock can be substituted, but the apple juice adds just the right sweetness.

Apple Cider Vinegar--red wine vinegar can be used if you do not have apple cider vinegar.

Honey--feel free to use brown sugar in place of honey.

Storing Leftovers: Leftover pulled pork can be refrigerated for up to 4 days in the refrigerator or frozen for up to 3 months.


  • 3-4 lbs boneless pork shoulder roast (pork butt) or pork loin
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs paprika
  • 1 tbs onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbs chili powder
  • 1 cup apple juice or chicken stock or beer
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey or brown sugar
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce