Best Asian Pulled Pork Recipe for Pulled Pork Tacos, Slicers | @bestrecipebox

Oven Roast Asian Pulled Pork for  Sliders, Tacos and More

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 426 kcal
This recipe was tested on a 4.5 pound pork butt. But if you're cooking with a smaller pork butt ( about 3.5 pounds) and don't like too much sauce, then make half the sauce. If you're making the full batch of sauce on a smaller pork butt, you'll have plenty of sauce left over for your sliders, tacos, pasta, noodles or rice. Cooking the pork longer will make the sauce caramelize and becomes dark, charred and sticky sweet brown sauce. Cook the pulled pork for a little longer to make the pork more tender and melt-in-your-mouth. We prefer to use a bone-in pork shoulder, but it works great with a de-boned pork too.


  • 4 lb. pork butt or pork shoulder
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 5-6 medium cloves garlic minced
  • 15 oz. can diced or crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons finely grated or minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce or soy sauce (but fish sauce tastes better! try it) For Gluten Free use Tamari
  • 2 Tablespoons chili garlic sauce or Gluten Free Hot Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar , packed
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F. Add oil evenly to outside of pork shoulder and season all sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat large cast iron pan or deep oven proof skillet on medium-high heat. Sear each side of the pork shoulder on the hot pan until the pork is brown. About 3 minutes per side. Remove the pork from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same oven proof skillet, heat to medium heat. Add oil, onion and garlic. Cook onions and garlic until soft and fragrant.
  4. Add tomatoes, ginger, fish sauce, chili garlic sauce, mustard, brown sugar and black pepper. Stir together until well combined.
  5. Add the seared pork back into the skillet with the sauce and ladle the tomato sauce mixture over the pork. Cover the pork with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake the pork for about 4 hours, or until the pork is tender and easily shreds with a fork. Skim off any excess fat, then shred the pork in the sauce.
  7. Keep foil over the shredded pork to keep it warm before serving. It tastes even better the next day!
  8. Serve on tacos, sliders, sandwiches, pasta or on rice. Don't waste the yummy sauce!