Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
8 Hours 8 Mins
Makes 8 to 10 servings

5 simple ingredients (and most of them pantry staples) are all you need to create mouthwateringly-good pork butt. A slow cooker makes this roast easy to prepare—just a few simple steps and then the cooker does the work for you. Pro tip: When meat is done cooking, add BBQ sauce, mustard, honey, and soy sauce and cook for 1 hour longer on low. Serve on hamburger buns with a side of coleslaw and baked beans for the ultimate barbecue sandwich.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

Igiveup's Review

February 04, 2010
This is a great SIMPLE recipe which gives you what is essentially pulled pork, to which you can add a vinegary or tomato-based BBQ sauce, or go Asian with soy and wine vinegar and green onions--the possibilities are endless. Keep some frozen in a flattened bag for quick-thaw emergency meals.

HelenGloria's Review

September 23, 2012