How to Cook Member’s Mark Pulled Pork for Tender, Juicy Results

As a busy mom who loves serving hearty comfort food, I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy meal solutions. Recently I discovered Member’s Mark pulled pork at my local Sam’s Club and was impressed with the quality and convenience. But I still needed to learn the best cooking methods to make this pre-seasoned pork shoulder tender and juicy.

After some trial and error and researching cooking tips I’ve honed my technique for reheating and serving Member’s Mark pulled pork that results in amazing texture and flavor every time.

Here is my step-by-step guide to cooking pulled pork perfection:

Inspect the Packaging

Member’s Mark pulled pork comes vacuum-sealed in a pouch which helps preserve freshness. Before opening, I check that the packaging is intact with no punctures or tears. Signs of leaking liquid or foul odors mean the pork may be spoiled.

Choose a Cooking Method

For maximum convenience, I prefer either:

  • Slow cooker: Simply add 1-2 cups of barbecue sauce and cook on low 6-8 hours.

  • Oven: Place pork in a casserole dish, add sauce, cover with foil and bake at 325°F for 1-2 hours.

The slow cooker yields the most tender, fall-apart texture, while the oven gives a juicier, more flavorsome result.

Prep the Pork

I find it easiest to get an even heat distribution if I break up larger chunks of pork before cooking. I use my fingers or two forks to gently separate and shred the vacuum-packed pork inside the bag before opening it.

Add BBQ Sauce

Member’s Mark pulled pork already has a dry rub seasoning baked in. For serving, I add 1-2 cups of my favorite barbecue sauce and stir it into the shredded pork. Sweet and tangy flavors work great.

Maintain Moisture

To prevent the pork from drying out I add a few tablespoons of water or chicken broth along with the sauce before cooking. The extra liquid steams the pork keeping it juicy and moist.

Cook on Low Heat

High heat can toughen and dry out pulled pork. I cook the shredded pork on low whether in a slow cooker or oven to allow connective tissues to break down into fork-tender deliciousness.

Rest Before Serving

Once cooked fully to an internal temp of 180-190°F, I let the pork rest for 10-15 minutes. This allows juices to reabsorb so the pork stays juicy when pulling and serving.

Fluff and Serve

Finally, I use forks to fluff and shred the rested pork until it pulls apart easily. I pile the fork-shredded pork onto buns or tortillas and add extra sauce for serving.

Add Crunch With Cole Slaw

For texture contrast, I love serving Member’s Mark pulled pork on brioche buns topped with crispy cole slaw. The crunchy veggie slaw balances the rich, tender pork.

Tips for Leftover Pulled Pork

One pack of Member’s Mark pulled pork contains around 2 pounds of meat which leaves me with ample leftovers. Here are some tasty ways I use up leftover pulled pork:

  • Breakfast burritos or tacos with eggs, cheese and salsa
  • Stirred into baked beans or collard greens
  • Stuffed into omelettes or frittatas
  • Mixed with barbecue sauce for grilled pizza topping
  • Piled on top of hearty salads
  • Simmered in chicken noodle soup

Properly stored in the fridge, leftover pulled pork keeps for 3-4 days to allow getting creative with recipes. I never let a bit of this tasty pork go to waste!

The key to success with Member’s Mark pulled pork is using low, slow moist heat to melt connective tissues and fat into succulent, pull-apart meat perfection. Follow my cooking tips for tender pork with zesty barbecue flavor every time. Now go fire up that slow cooker or oven and whip up some amazing pulled pork tonight!

Smoked Pulled Pork from Costco.


How do you cook pre packaged pulled pork?

CONVENTIONAL OVEN: Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove meat from the package and place on a lined baking sheet. Cook for 20 to 28 minutes or until heated through.

How long does pulled pork take to cook?

With your smoker running steady at 225 degrees F, you can typically plan about 2 hours of cook time per pound of pork. For example, an 8-pound pork shoulder will take about 16 hours from start to finish. Quick note! Every cut of meat is a little bit different, so plan ahead for variations in cook time!

What is the secret to tender pulled pork?

Cooking the pork low and slow makes it incredibly tender. If you’d prefer to make this in the oven, see our oven pulled pork recipe.

How to prepare frozen fully cooked pulled pork?

– Place the frozen pulled pork in an ovenproof dish or a baking tray. Cover it with aluminum foil to prevent drying out. – Heat the pulled pork in the oven for 2-3 hours. Check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer; it should reach at least 165°F (74°C) to ensure it’s safe to eat.

Can you cook pulled pork in the oven?

Making pulled pork in the oven is the key to the most tender, juicy, shredded pork. This oven roasted pork shoulder is cooked low and slow and makes the perfect BBQ pork for sandwiches, potlucks, and great leftovers! No smoker or grill needed. For the easiest pulled pork, make it in the oven!

What is the best cut of meat for pulled pork?

Whether you are making sandwiches or anything else, the best cut of meat for pulled pork is a pork shoulder. Boneless pork shoulders or bone-in will work for this recipe. Pork shoulder roasts are ideal for pulling (or shredding) because of its fat content.

What can you eat with pulled pork?

But you can use pulled pork to make great nachos, pork tacos, or quesadillas. The standards are cold side dishes like coleslaw, potato salad, Caprese Pasta Salad, or Macaroni Salad. Cornbread and cheesy potato casserole, French Fries, or Mac and Cheese are also great sides.

How much cooked pulled pork per person?

A good rule of thumb is to estimate about 1/3 pound of cooked pulled pork per person. It’s what most BBQ experts recommend and is a sure-fire way to make sure you don’t run out of food. Their are many different things that influence your decision, so make sure you consider all of the major factors when planning to serve pulled pork.

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