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Smoked Pork Shoulder Burnt Ends

These pork shoulder burnt ends couldn’t be any easier – or any more delicious! Thanks to your smoker, each one is full of tangy barbecue, smoky flavor, and juicy pork.
Author Jacqueline


  • 6 lb pork shoulder
  • 3/4 cup dry BBQ rub
  • 2 1/2 cups bbq sauce


  • Prepare a smoker at 250 F. 
  • Break down the pork shoulder for faster cooking  by cutting it into pieces that are approximately 1 1/2-2" thick. Generously season with the dry rub on all sides. 
  • Transfer to prepared smoker. Smoke until pork reaches a temperature of 165 F. 
  • Remove pork to a large cutting board and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes. Cut pork into 1-2" cubes and transfer into an aluminum pan.
  • Pour BBQ sauce over the pork pieces and toss until evenly coated. Return to smoker for an additional 1-2 hours, until pork is tender inside and crispy outside.