Prep Time
20 Mins
Other Time
3 Hours 10 Mins
Makes 8 servings

Make this Boston Butt recipe when you have the time to slow roast it in the oven. The lemon and herbs flavor the meat while the low temperature makes for a succulent and tender pork dish.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Rub 1 lemon half on all sides of pork roast, squeezing juice from lemon. Stir together oregano, salt, and pepper; rub on roast.

Step 2

Place roast on a lightly greased rack in a roasting pan. Separate garlic cloves (do not peel), and place around roast. Drizzle olive oil over roast and garlic cloves.

Step 3

Squeeze juice from remaining 1 1/2 lemons into a bowl. Stir together juice and chicken broth; pour into roasting pan.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 3 hours to 3 1/2 hours or until fork tender. Shred pork into large pieces using two forks, if desired. Garnish, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent Recipe

February 16, 2017
A quick and simple recipe with a ton of flavor. I received so many compliments and I pass these along to the recipe's creator - thank you! 


January 02, 2017
This is an amazing recipe. We were hoping to have leftovers, but there weren't even any scraps left over.