Smoked Boston Butt

Smokey, Boston Butt is an impressive entree for entertaining. To take the chill off the roast let it stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.


6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 (10-ounce) bottle teriyaki sauce
1 cup honey
1/2 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons pepper
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 (6-pound) Boston butt pork roast
Hickory wood chunks


Combine first 6 ingredients in a shallow dish or large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Cut deep slits in roast using a paring knife; add roast to marinade. Cover or seal, and chill 8 hours, turning occasionally.

Soak wood chunks in water 1 hour.

Prepare charcoal fire in smoker; let burn 15 to 20 minutes.

Drain wood chunks, and place on coals. Place water pan in smoker; add water to depth of fill line. Place roast in center of lower food rack.

Cook, covered, 6 to 8 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 165°, adding additional water, if necessary. Remove from smoker; cool slightly. Chop or shred; serve with barbecue sauce.