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