Lisa’s All-Day Sugar & Salt Pork Roast

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 6-1/4 hours


12 servings

Updated: Sep. 07, 2023
My family loves this tender and juicy roast, so we eat it a lot. The sweet and salty crust is so delicious mixed into the pulled pork. —Lisa Allen, Joppa, Alabama
Lisa's All-Day Sugar & Salt Pork Roast Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sea salt, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 bone-in pork shoulder butt roast (6 to 8 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup barbecue seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 12 hamburger buns or kaiser rolls, split


  1. Combine 1 cup sea salt and sugar; rub onto all sides of roast. Place in a shallow dish; refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 300°. Using a kitchen knife, scrape salt and sugar coating from roast; discard any accumulated juices. Transfer pork to a large shallow roasting pan. Rub with barbecue seasoning; sprinkle with pepper. Roast until tender, 6-8 hours.
  3. Increase oven temperature to 500°. Combine brown sugar and remaining 1 Tbsp. sea salt; sprinkle over cooked pork. Return pork to oven and roast until a crisp crust forms, 10-15 minutes. Remove; when cool enough to handle, shred meat with 2 forks. Serve warm on buns or rolls.

Can you freeze Lisa's All-Day Sugar & Salt Pork Roast ?

Freeze cooled meat with some of the juices in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 534 calories, 24g fat (9g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 2240mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 43g protein.

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