If you love a great pork shoulder roast, then you have to give the following recipes a try. From traditional favorites to creative new entrees, you are sure to find a new staple recipe for your weeknight family dinners with these helpful Pork Shoulder Recipes.

Simple Smoked Pork Shoulder


  • 3 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp. Chopped Garlic
  • 1 – 4lb. Pork Shoulder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, combine olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic. Use a brush to spread the mixture over the pork shoulder.

Place the meat on the oven rack inside of a roasting pan. Allow it to roast for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 degrees. Cook until the internal temperature is 185 degrees. This usually takes around 4 hours. Once completed, remove from oven and allow it to stand for around 30 minutes before serving. The preparation time for this recipe is 5 minutes, and it takes a total of 4 hours and 55 minutes to complete.

Puerto Rican Pork Shoulder


  • 8 lbs. Pork Shoulder
  • 12 cloves of Minced Garlic
  • 1 & ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. white vinegar
  • 8 tsp. salt

Wash the pork shoulder and using a sharp knife, make 1-inch cuts into the meat. Crush the garlic and mix with oregano and black pepper. Add in olive oil, vinegar and salt. Mix well.

Place garlic mixture inside the small cuts made in the meat. Spread the remaining mixture all over the pork shoulder.

Place pork shoulder in a roasting pan skin side up. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and refrigerate for 8 hours or longer if you prefer.

Bake the pork in pre-heated 325-degree oven for five to six hours.

Remove the aluminum foil and bake at 375 degrees for an additional hour or until the skin is crisp.

Pressure Cooker Spicy Pork Shoulder


  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar or honey
  • 1 tbsp. Korean Chile Flakes
  • 1 tbsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 5 lbs. boneless pork shoulder


  • 1 tbsp. peanut oil
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger root
  • 1/3 cup Gochujang (Korean Chile Paste)
  • ¼ Cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. mirin
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Asian fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Combine garlic, brown sugar, Chile flakes, salt and pepper to create marinade. Rub all over pork shoulder. Cover and refrigerate for one hour or as long as 24 hours.

Set your electric pressure cooker to sauté. Add pork in batches and sear until it is browned on both sides, usually 2 minutes per side. Add ¾ cup of water to the pot, cover and set to cook for an hour and a half on high pressure. You can also cook it in a slow cooker for 5 to 7 hours until it is tender.

As pork cooks, prepare the sauce. In a saucepan, warm up peanut oil over medium heat. Add in ginger and garlic then sauté until the sauce is fragrant, usually 1 to 2 minutes. Add in remaining sauce ingredients and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until thick. This can be made up to one week in advance and stored in the refrigerator.

Go back to the pressure cooker and manually release the steam. Allow the pork to cool and then shred it into smaller pieces. As it cools, strain the liquid from the bottom of the pot. Pour off the fat and reserve.

When ready to serve the meat, heat up the broiler and toss the pork with sauce and cooking liquid. Spread the mixture and broil the pork shoulder until it is crisped, around 2 to 3 minutes. Serve over rice or any other suitable side dish.

Crispy Skin Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder


  • Pork Shoulder
  • 3 ½ tbsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder

Wash and dry pork, allow to sit on countertop for 2 to 3 hours to reach room temperature. Preheat oven to 250. Mix together all spices in a bowl. Starting skin side down, pat the spices on the pork. Flip and place on a wire rack sitting over a baking sheet. Spread the rub on all sides of the pork shoulder.

Place in oven and bake between 8 and 10 hours. Adjust time based on the size of your pork roast. The internal temperature should reach around 190 degrees. Remove from the oven and cover in foil. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes in the oven at 500 degrees. Remove from oven and allow it to set on a cooling rack for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.

There are many other exceptional recipes out there for pork shoulder that range from simple to extraordinary. Try out one of these favorites for dinner tonight or a special occasion.

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