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Grilled Pork Shoulder Recipe

Today, we’re sharing this simple grilled pork shoulder recipe that can be effortlessly prepared on the barbeque.

Grilled pork shoulder pieces placed on a plate alongside rice and green beans.

Cooking Pork Shoulder

Since pork shoulder is typically considered a tough and fatty cut of meat, relatively speaking that is, slow cooking is traditionally the way to go.

But grilling pork shoulder on the barbeque will also help to retain it’s juices. Our trick to help with this is to use an alluminum foil tray rather than placing the meet directly on the grill. And since the longer it cooks, the more tender it becomes, if you happen to over-cook it by a few minutes, the risk of drying it out is low.

Cut piece of grilled pork shoulder.

A versatile cut of meat, pork shoulder comes with the bone-in or boneless. It’s perfect for slow cooking as a whole to make a tasty pulled pork recipe, or cut into smaller pieces for delicious and hearty stews.

How long should you grill pork shoulder

If cut into steaks as in this recipe, the pork shoulder will cook fairly quickly. You really only need about 5-7 minutes on each side (with the grill at a medium-low setting) for the meat to cook through completely without drying out too much.

Ingredients Needed

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Minimal ingredients are needed for making this delicious and juicy grilled pork shoulder recipe. Simply cut the pork shoulder roast into 1″ thick steaks and add some seasoning. You can use either salt and pepper or this Grill Mates Pork Rub along with Italian seasoning to prepare the meat for grilling.

Close up of grilled pork shoulder pieces.

How to Cook Pork Shoulder on the BBQ

Grilled Pork Shoulder Recipe

Jane and Sonja
Tender, golden and juicy, this simple grilled pork shoulder recipe makes a quick and tasty weeknight meal idea the whole family will love.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 471 kcal



  • Cut pork shoulder roast into 1” thick steaks.
  • Season with salt and pepper and Italian seasoning spice on all sides. If using Grill Mates Pork Rub instead, there is no need to season with salt and pepper.
  • Mariante the seasoned pork for 1 hour at room temperature.
  • Use an aluminum foil tray for grilling on the barbeque. This will ensure the meat stays juicy and tender. Sprinkle tray with vegetable oil. Place the aluminum tray on the BBQ at medium-low temperature to heat up.
  • Place seasoned pork shoulder roast steaks on to the tray when hot.
  • Grill the pork shoulder strips, flipping over several times until tender.


Calories: 471kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 54gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 185mgSodium: 1955mgPotassium: 959mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 38IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 4mg
Keyword bbq, grilled, meat, pork
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Platter of pieces of grilled pork shoulder stacked on top of each other.

What to Serve Alongside Grilled Pork Shoulder?

Serve your grilled pork shoulder along side any one of these delicious side dishes:

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