This sous vide pulled pork is tender, juicy, and ready in just 24 hours! Dripping in a sweet homemade BBQ sauce, this sous vide pulled pork recipe is perfect for your favorite pulled pork sandwiches, sous vide pork tacos, or lettuce wraps.
Preheat sous vide machine to 165ºF. My big tip here is to add a cutting board under the sous vide machine to protect counters from the long cook time and high cook temperature for sous vide pulled pork.
While the sous vide bath preheats, rub pork shoulder with BBQ rub seasonings. Really rub it in!
Reverse sear sous vide pork shoulder. That means, sear it before sous vide cooking it. So heat a skillet to medium-high and add olive oil. When the pan is hot, add the pork shoulder and sear each side (don’t forget those edges!) until the pork shoulder is completely seared and brown. There should be a thick brown bark covering the pork. Your house will smell delicious.
Vacuum-seal pork (or stick it in a huge ziplock bag).
Sous vide pork at 165ºF for 24 hours. Use a lid or cover the water with foil to retain moisture. Check the water level of the sous vide bath regularly because long cook times may require replenishing the water periodically.
When done sous viding, remove the pork from the hot sous vide water and transfer to a cutting board. Take pork shoulder out of the bag and with two forks or shredding tools, pull apart pork.
Drench with your favorite BBQ sauce and enjoy.
Use a cutting board for sous vide bath. Add a cutting board under the sous vide machine to protect your counters from the long cook time and high cook temperature for sous vide pulled pork.
Keep an eye on the water. Check the water level of the sous vide bath regularly. Long cook times often require replenishing the water.
What to serve with pulled pork? In this recipe, you’ll see I prepped fresh jalapeños, shredded carrots, and a generous amount of bbq sauce to drench the sous vide pulled pork. I like to serve it like this on a platter with accompanying things to soak up the juice, like soft brioche buns or corn tortillas.