Slow-Cooker Pork Butt Roast

A slow cooker makes pork butt roast easy to prepare—just a few simple steps, then the cooker does the work for you.


Makes 8 to 10 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 8 Hours, 8 Minutes


1 (4- to 5-lb.) boneless pork shoulder roast (Boston butt)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil


1. Trim roast. Rinse roast, and pat dry. Rub roast with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; cut roast in half.

2. Cook roast halves in 3 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Place roast halves in a lightly greased 6-qt. slow cooker, fat sides up.

3. Cover and cook on HIGH 1 hour. Reduce heat to LOW, and cook 6 to 7 hours or until meat is tender and slices easily. Remove pork, reserving liquid; slice meat. Add 1 cup reserved liquid to pork to moisten.