RecipeFamous Dave’s Pork Butt

Check out the latest video tutorial featuring Famous Dave, as he presents in easy steps how to create his delicious pork butt for unforgettable chopped pork. Famous Dave doesn’t “pull” pork. This sets him apart from other masters.

Serves 4
Famous Dave's Original Recipe


  • 2 Pork Butts
  • 2 Apple Juice Concentrate
  • Brown Cane Sugar
  • Canning Salt
  • Franks Hot Sauce
  • Dark Brown Cane Sugar
  • Turbinado Raw Sugar
  • Apricot Preserves
  • Kahlua
  • Georgia Mustard BBQ Sauce
  • Rib Rub Seasoning
  • Rich & Sassy BBQ Sauce
  • Sweet & Zesty BBQ Sauce


Step 1

In a large mixing bowl add: apple juice, apple juice concentrate, a few tablespoons of canning salt, a few tablespoons of Franks Hot Sauce, and 1/4 cup of Dark Brown Cane Sugar and stir until combined.

Step 2

Add the marinade to a meat injector. Leave the fat cap on the pork butt for maximum juiciness, and flip the pork butt over so the fat cap is underneath. Then inject the marinade into the pork butt. Make sure to evenly marinade every inch of the meat.

Step 3

Then baste the marinaded pork butt with Famous Dave’s Georgia Mustard Sauce. Rub a handful of Dark Brown Cane sugar, and a handful of Famous Dave’s Rib Rub Seasoning. Season the meat at the very end with some Turbinado Raw sugar to caramelize the pork butt.

Step 4

Smoke the pork butt for about 9 hours. The meat should be caramelized, and fall apart tender. Let the pork butt rest for an hour, then chop the pork to create chopped pork.

Step 5

In a large mixing bowl add 50-50 of Famous Dave’s Rich & Sassy sauce, and Sweet & Zesty sauce. Add a few tablespoons of apricot preserves, and a few shots of Kahlua to taste. Add sauce to the chopped pork and serve.



Making the best chopped pork starts with a nice looking pork butt and a simple marinade.

Tip 1

Adding Turbinado Raw sugar helps to caramelize the sauce and helps to add texture to the outside of the meat.

Tip 2

Additions like apricot preserves, and Kahlua can take your chopped pork’s sauce to the next level.

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