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Traeger Pork Shoulder Skewers

Discover the ultimate grilling masterpiece with Traeger Pork Shoulder Skewers. This recipe merges the robust flavors of Spanglish Asadero AP Rub, Flavor Hog’s Sweet-N-Spicy blend, and Spiceology’s Smokey Honey Habanero, creating a tantalizing treat that’s hard to resist. Perfect for BBQ enthusiasts and those looking to impress at their next outdoor gathering, this dish promises a delightful blend of sweetness, spice, and everything nice.

Traeger Pork Shoulder Skewers

This dish stands out for its unique combination of dry rubs that infuse the pork shoulder with such great flavor! The process begins by cutting the pork into chunks and coating them generously with a mix of dry rubs, ensuring every piece is perfectly seasoned. The meat is then cooked hot and fast on the grill, locking in the flavors and not wasting an entire day cooking pork shoulder the old-fashioned way.

One of the reasons you’ll love preparing these skewers is how easy it is. Whether you’re a grill master or a novice, the step-by-step method ensures juicy, flavorful pork every time. The slow grilling process at a consistent temperature allows the meat to cook evenly, while the periodic basting with a homemade BBQ sauce blend of Blues Hog BBQ sauce, butter, and apple cider vinegar adds a tangy, sweet layer to the savory pork chunks.

Not digging some of these ingredients, or don’t want to order special rubs for this recipe? Adapting it to suit your taste is so easy! For those who prefer a milder taste, adjusting the amount of Smokey Honey Habanero Rub can tone down the heat without compromising the dish’s rich flavor profile. Alternatively, experimenting with different BBQ sauces can tailor the sweetness or tanginess so it is perfect for you and your family.

Why you’ll love this dish…

  • Bold Flavors: The mix of Spanglish Asadero, Flavor Hog, and Spiceology rubs creates a rich, complex taste profile that is both spicy and sweet.
  • Perfectly Tender: Slow grilling ensures the pork is succulent and melts in your mouth.
  • Versatile BBQ Sauce: The homemade BBQ sauce can be adjusted to your liking, making it a perfect match for the pork.
  • Fun to Make: Skewering and grilling the pork is an engaging cooking activity for all skill levels.
  • Great for Gatherings: These skewers are a hit at any barbecue or family dinner, offering a delicious way to enjoy time together.

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Traeger Pork Shoulder Skewers shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Pork Shoulder Roast
  • Spanglish Asadero AP Rub
  • Flavor Hog Sweet N Spicy Pork Blend
  • Spiceology Smokey Honey Habanero
  • Oil
  • Blues Hog BBQ Sauce
  • Butter
  • Apple Cider Vinegar

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How to make Grilled Pork Shoulder Skewers

Wondering what you’re getting yourself into when you make this dish? Here’s a quick overview of the process! Make sure you follow the instructions at the recipe card at the bottom of the post while you’re cooking.

  • Prep
    Cut pork shoulder into 2” chunks and coat evenly with the mixed dry rubs.
  • Brown
    Brown the pork chunks in a pan with oil, then let cool off.
  • Skewer & Grill
    Skewer the meat, leaving space between pieces, and grill at 250°F for about 3 hours, turning every hour.
  • Sauce
    Combine butter, BBQ sauce, and vinegar, and brush onto the meat, increasing grill temperature for additional cooking.
  • Baste
    Continue to add sauce every 15 minutes until done, then serve with the remaining sauce.

Grilled Pork Shoulder Skewers

Pork Shoulder Skewers FAQ

Can I prepare the pork ahead of time?

Yes, you can coat the pork chunks with the rub a day ahead to deepen the flavors.

How do I store leftovers?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Any substitution for honey habanero?

If you prefer less spice, substitute with a milder smokey rub of your choice.

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Fire up the grill and get cooking! We're making a fast-cooked pork shoulder dish that every BBQ fan is going to love! This ain't your mama's pulled pork!
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Course: Traeger Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Or Whatever You Do




  • Cut the pork shoulder into 2” chunks
  • Mix the dry ingredients together.
  • Coat the pork shoulder chunks evenly with 4 tablespoons of the rub.
  • Put a medium fry pan on the stove at medium high heat.
  • Add the oil to the fry pan.
  • Add the meat chunks to the fry pan and brown all sides.
  • Remove the meat from the fry pan and let cool off.
  • Put your meat chunks onto large skewers with at least 1/2” space between each piece of meat.
  • Start your grill and heat it to 250 degrees.
  • Place directly onto your grill and let cook for about 3 hours; turning your skewers every hour.
  • Melt your butter and mix in with your bbq sauce and apple cider vinegar.
  • After your meat has cooked to the desired for three hours, check for tenderness.
  • If the meat is getting tender enough, brush a coat of the sauce onto all sides of the meat.
  • If the meat is not tender enough, keep cooking until it is.
  • After the first coat of sauce goes on, turn your grill temperature up to 325 degrees.
  • Let cook for another 45 minutes, adding another coat of sauce every 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the grill and serve with the rest of the sauce.


Serving: 1gCalories: 1002kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 75gFat: 70gSaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 38gCholesterol: 286mgSodium: 632mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12g
Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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