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This roast pork butt, coated in a easy rub of brown sugar, paprika, cumin, and pink pepper flakes, is an extremely simple recipe to make and yields sufficient pulled pork to feed a small military. It’s roasted low and sluggish within the oven till falling-apart tender.

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Adapted from Nick Evans | Love Your Leftovers | Lyons Press, 2014 There are tons of recipes for pork butt out there, and I've made my share of them. Most are ok, and a few are really good, but I've never had one as great as this one. And I'm not alone. Not only has every guest who had it raved (and asked for the recipe) it's the most popular recipe on the site. And has been for nine years. That's no small feat. Two things make this pork butt unforgettable. First, the rub. It contains salt, brown sugar, paprika, red pepper flakes, cumin, and black pepper. That's it, but the whole of this rub is far greater than the sum of its spices, er, parts. Second, the low and slow cooking. Roasted in a 250°F oven, the butt takes a whopping eight to 10 hours to become pull-apart tender. It's so tender that I could slip out the bone with nary a shred of meat attached when I served it. And while the pork butt roast recipe calls for a bbq sauce of your choice, don't bother. No one I've served this to ever reached for it. It's so good it can be served on its own. Sure, you can pile the cooked pulled pork on a roll under a heap of coleslaw or in Indian-inspired pork tacos, but do yourself a favor and try it naked first. Why our testers loved this The crispy bark and tender pulled pork that this recipe makes had our testers clamoring for more. Linda P. calls this roast pork butt "excellent," and fellow tester Larry N. was smitten with the "crisp, spice-rubbed exterior." It makes you want to try it, doesn't it?  Notes on ingredients Ingredients for roast pork butt --pork shoulder, salt, cumin, paprika, light brown sugar, red pepper flakes, black pepper. Diamond brand kosher salt--When it comes to salt, particularly kosher salt, weight matters. The weight of 1 tablespoon varies from brand to brand, so I recommend that you weigh your salt and use 9 grams for this recipe. If you don't have a scale and aren't using Diamond brand, use 2 teaspoons to avoid oversalting the meat. Red pepper flakes--If you are sensitive to heat or cooking for those who are, use 1/2 tablespoon of pepper flakes in your rub. If you love a little extra spice, use a full tablespoon. Pork butt--I recommend using a well-marbled cut of pork butt or Boston butt for best results. Pork shoulder will also work here, but it can be a bit more sinewy and gristly. If your pork comes with the skin on, remove it before cooking. How to make this recipe A man's hands mixing a bowl of spices; a baking sheet with a pork butt, a man's hand rubbing in spice mix. Stir together the salt, sugar, paprika, pepper flakes, cumin, and black pepper in a small bowl.  Rub the pork all over with the spice mixture. It should be coated on all sides. A pork butt wrapped in plastic on a white plate; a cooked roast pork butt on a rack over a baking sheet. Wrap the pork in plastic and refrigerate overnight.  Roast the pork, fatty side up, on a roasting pan until the internal temperature reaches 190 to 195°F. Let it rest for 15 minutes.  Use two forks to shred the pork. Serve alone or with your favorite barbecue sauce, if desired. A cooked roast pork butt on a rack over a baking sheet. Recipe FAQs We've learned a thing or two about slow-roasted pork butt and shoulder over the years, and so we want to share those tricks with you. Feel free to chime in and add a comment below with any truths you've experienced in your pork butt escapades. What's the difference between pork butt, Boston butt, and pork shoulder? A butcher's chart showing different cuts of pork pork butt is in red.<span class="lc-art-author"><span> : <span>ilonitta</span></span></span> Pork butt isn't actually the butt or backend of the pig. That's the ham. Pork butt is a squarish cut that comes from higher on the shoulder of the pig and has lots of fat. It’s also known as Boston butt. Pork shoulder is the lower, triangular portion of the shoulder and is more muscular. Where things get confusing is many stores use the terms interchangeably. Luckily, both cuts work in this recipe, but opt for the butt (and its fat) when you can. As one of our recipe testers, Suzanne Fortier, explains, "I was taught by my French-Canadian grandmother and father to request the butt end of the shoulder, or the Boston butt. The other end, sometimes called the picnic shoulder, tends to be gristlier. The Boston butt is the only way to go." How do I buy a pork butt? When buying a pork butt (Boston butt), look for one around eight to ten pounds. You can find them trimmed down to five or six pounds, but they usually trim off a lot of fat to make that weight, and fat isn’t a bad thing, especially if you’re grilling or roasting it. Also, try to get the butt with the bone (sometimes labeled as a picnic butt or shoulder butt roast). Regardless of the method you use, the bone gives the meat much more flavor as it cooks. It also conducts and retains heat exceptionally well, allowing the meat to cook at such a low temperature. Do I really need to use a meat thermometer for this recipe? Absolutely. This recipe is almost impossible to pull off without a meat thermometer. You can’t judge the pork by sight or feel. A thermometer is the only way to know. I prefer a digital probe thermometer that can be left in the pork as it roasts or grills. When you insert the thermometer, stick it into the thickest part of the pork butt, and make sure it's not touching the bone, or you’ll get a false reading. Can I make this on the grill? Yes. Preheat your grill to 250°F (121°C). We highly recommend using an oven thermometer above the grill surface to make sure your temperature is as close to 250° as possible. If you're using a gas grill, this means turning off all the burners except one and turning that burner on from medium-low to low. If you’re using a charcoal grill, prepare your grill for indirect heat and build a good coal base before adding the pork. You'll likely have to add charcoal a few times throughout cooking to maintain a nice, even heat. It’s also not a huge deal if your grill gets hotter or cools off a bit. Just do your best to keep it low and steady. Place your pork butt, fatty side up, directly on the grill rack. Cook the pork at 250°F (121°C) until the internal temperature reaches 190 to 195°F (88 to 91°C). By this point, the exterior should be crispy and dry. This will most likely take between 7 and 10 hours, although we’ve had it take up to 14 hours on a finicky charcoal grill. For super-moist pulled pork, remove it from the grill, wrap it tightly in a couple of layers of heavy-duty aluminum foil, and let it rest for 30 to 45 minutes before carefully unwrapping it. Shred the pork as instructed in the recipe. Be forewarned: If you’re an aficionado of the crisp bark, it’ll soften when wrapped in foil. What can I serve with my roast pork butt? This Boston butt recipe is stupendously magnificent on its own. Although, some would say it’s arguably even better doused with a vinegary barbecue sauce and heaped upon homemade buns (maybe even with a spoonful or three of creamy coleslaw beneath the top bun). Add question Helpful tips Letting the pork sit overnight after rubbing it with the spice mixture is optional but highly recommended. Make sure to let the pork butt rest before shredding it. It will be hot! The pulled pork will store well in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. If you’re freezing it for later, divvy it into 1-pound servings and freeze it in storage bags for up to 3 months. Reheat in a 300°F oven until warmed through. This recipe is suitable for gluten-free and dairy-free diets. A partially shredded roast pork butt in a roasting pan with a cup of barbecue sauce and a fork. More great pork butt recipes Partially shredded slow cooker pulled pork with two large forks shredding it. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork A person assembling a pork taco in a corn tortilla with a bowl of roast pork, a bowl of salsa, and a dish of sliced radishes on the table. Pork Tacos ☞ If you make this recipe, or any dish on LC, consider leaving a review, a star rating, and your best photo in the comments below. I love hearing from you.--David Roast Pork Butt A partially shredded roast pork butt in a roasting pan with a fork nearby. This roast pork butt, coated in a simple rub of brown sugar, paprika, cumin, and red pepper flakes, is an easy recipe to make and yields enough pulled pork to feed a small army. Perfect for Super Bowl, weekend bashes, and weeknight dinners. Prep 20 mins Cook 9 hrs 40 mins Total 10 hrs Mains Southern 16 servings 305 kcal 4.76 / 349 votes Print Recipe Buy the Love Your Leftovers cookbook Want it? Click it. EQUIPMENT ▢Instant-read thermometer INGREDIENTS US METRIC ▢1 tablespoon Diamond kosher salt ▢1 tablespoon light brown sugar ▢1 tablespoon paprika ▢1/2 to 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes ▢1 tablespoon ground cumin ▢1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper ▢One (6 1/2- to 8-pound) bone-in skinless pork butt (Boston butt) or pork shoulder or two 3 1/2- to 4-pound pork butts ▢Your favorite storebought or homemade barbecue sauce (optional) DIRECTIONS In a small bowl, stir together the salt, sugar, paprika, pepper flakes, cumin, and black pepper. Rub the pork butt all over with the spice mixture. The pork butt should be completely coated on all sides. If you have time, tightly wrap the pork in plastic wrap, place it on a plate, and refrigerate overnight to let the flavors mingle. Preheat the oven to 250°F (121°C). Place a wire rack in a roasting pan. (To make this on a grill, see the instructions in the FAQs above.) Place the pork butt, fat side up, on the rack. Roast the pork, uncovered, until the internal temperature reaches 190 to 195°F (88 to 91°C). By this point, the exterior should be crispy and dry. This is similar to what’s referred to as “bark” when smoking on a grill. This can take anywhere from 4 to 10 hours, depending on your oven and the size of your pork butt. Remove the roast from the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes. ☞TESTER TIP: If you’re craving super-moist meat for pulled pork, remove the pan from the oven, tightly wrap the pork butt in a couple of layers of heavy-duty aluminum foil, and let it rest for 30 to 45 minutes to soften the exterior. Shred the roast pork butt with a couple of forks, evenly mixing the crisp, dry edges with the insanely moist, tender pork inside. You may want to slather the pulled pork with barbecue sauce to impart flavor and sauciness, but I urge you to try it naked first. Print Recipe Buy the Love Your Leftovers cookbook Want it? Click it. NOTES Rest--Letting the pork sit overnight after rubbing it with the spice mixture is optional but highly recommended. Cool--Make sure to let the pork butt sit before shredding it. It will be hot. Storage--The pulled pork will store well in the fridge for up to 4 days. If you’re freezing it for later, divvy it into 1-pound servings and freeze it in storage bags. Reheat in a 300°F oven until warmed through. Dietary--This recipe is suitable for gluten-free and dairy-free diets. SHOW NUTRITION #leitesculinaria on Instagram If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #LeitesCulinaria. We'd love to see your creations on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. <div class="recipe-content"></div> RECIPE TESTERS’ REVIEWS Collapse Linda Pacchiano Set Teen Tester The roast pork butt is excellent. I rubbed it on and then refrigerated the pork shoulder overnight so the flavors would meld. The hands-on time is minimal—about 15 minutes to assemble the spice mixture and rub it all over the pork butt. I used about 1/2 the stated amount of red pepper flakes because I thought 1 tablespoon would give too much heat for my taste. My bone-in pork shoulder weighed 4 pounds and took 6 hours in a convection oven set to 225°F. I served the pork with the classic coleslaw recipe and a bit of barbecue sauce on a soft roll. The pork definitely needs some kind of sauce. Larry Noak Set Teen Tester Sometimes we either don't have access to a smoker or can't commit 6 or 8 hours to low and slow cooking on a grill. And while slow cookers can make WONDERFUL pulled pork, one thing will be missing, and for me, that’s an essential part of pulled pork—the BARK! When you rub a piece of pork with a spice rub and cook it, low and slow, on a smoker, grill, or in an oven, after several hours, the rub mixes with the hot fat and juices and eventually gets a hard crust called a BARK. For my money, this is the VERY best part of ANY barbecue! Anyone who loves meat must LOVE a crisp, spice-rubbed exterior.) This bark can be achieved in your oven, and--as long as you have a clock and a thermometer--you can create a fine and crusty bark on your pork butt with this recipe. The rub mentioned here is great, but if you have your favorite rub on hand, by all means, use it. From here, shred the roast pork butt by any means necessary (two forks work nicely) and top it with your favorite sauce, coleslaw, or, as I do, both. Toggle panel: Recipe Details General Author Note Book Photographers Ingredients Instructions Tips Testers Choice David Says Video Do not use this settings. 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Tailored from Nick Evans | Love Your Leftovers | Lyons Press, 2014

There are tons of recipes for pork butt on the market, and I’ve made my share of them. Most are okay, and some are actually good, however I’ve by no means had one as nice as this one.

And I’m not alone. Not solely has each visitor who had it raved (and requested for the recipe) it’s the preferred recipe on the location. And has been for 9 years.

That’s no small feat.

Two issues make this pork butt unforgettable. First, the rub. It incorporates salt, brown sugar, paprika, pink pepper flakes, cumin, and black pepper. That’s it, however the entire of this rub is way better than the sum of its spices, er, elements.

Second, the low and sluggish cooking. Roasted in a 250°F oven, the butt takes a whopping eight to 10 hours to grow to be pull-apart tender. It’s so tender that I might slip out the bone with nary a shred of meat connected after I served it.

And whereas the pork butt roast recipe requires a bbq sauce of your alternative, don’t hassle. Nobody I’ve served this to ever reached for it. It’s so good it may be served by itself. Certain, you’ll be able to pile the cooked pulled pork on a roll beneath a heap of coleslaw or in Indian-inspired pork tacos, however do your self a favor and take a look at it bare first.


Why our testers beloved this

The crispy bark and tender pulled pork that this recipe makes had our testers clamoring for extra. Linda P. calls this roast pork butt “glorious,” and fellow tester Larry N. was smitten with the “crisp, spice-rubbed exterior.” It makes you wish to attempt it, doesn’t it?

Notes on elements

Ingredients for roast pork butt --pork shoulder, salt, cumin, paprika, light brown sugar, red pepper flakes, black pepper.
  • Diamond model kosher salt–Relating to salt, notably kosher salt, weight issues. The load of 1 tablespoon varies from model to model, so I like to recommend that you just weigh your salt and use 9 grams for this recipe. If you happen to don’t have a scale and aren’t utilizing Diamond model, use 2 teaspoons to keep away from oversalting the meat.
  • Purple pepper flakes–In case you are delicate to warmth or cooking for many who are, use 1/2 tablespoon of pepper flakes in your rub. If you happen to love slightly further spice, use a full tablespoon.
  • Pork butt–I like to recommend utilizing a well-marbled minimize of pork butt or Boston butt for finest outcomes.  Pork shoulder will even work right here, however it may be a bit extra sinewy and gristly. In case your pork comes with the pores and skin on, take away it earlier than cooking.

How one can make this recipe

A man's hands mixing a bowl of spices; a baking sheet with a pork butt, a man's hand rubbing in spice mix.
  1. Stir collectively the salt, sugar, paprika, pepper flakes, cumin, and black pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Rub the pork throughout with the spice combination. It needs to be coated on all sides.
A pork butt wrapped in plastic on a white plate; a cooked roast pork butt on a rack over a baking sheet.
  1. Wrap the pork in plastic and refrigerate in a single day.
  2. Roast the pork, fatty aspect up, on a roasting pan till the inner temperature reaches 190 to 195°F. Let it relaxation for quarter-hour.
  3. Use two forks to shred the pork. Serve alone or together with your favourite barbecue sauce, if desired.
A cooked roast pork butt on a rack over a baking sheet.

We’ve discovered a factor or two about slow-roasted pork butt and shoulder through the years, and so we wish to share these methods with you. Be happy to chime in and add a remark under with any truths you’ve skilled in your pork butt escapades.

What’s the distinction between pork butt, Boston butt, and pork shoulder?

A butcher's chart showing different cuts of pork pork butt is in red. : ilonitta
Pork butt isn’t truly the butt or backend of the pig. That’s the ham. Pork butt is a squarish minimize that comes from greater on the shoulder of the pig and has plenty of fats. It’s often known as Boston butt.

Pork shoulder is the decrease, triangular portion of the shoulder and is extra muscular.

The place issues get complicated is many shops use the phrases interchangeably. Fortunately, each cuts work on this recipe, however go for the butt (and its fats) when you’ll be able to.

As certainly one of our recipe testers, Suzanne Fortier, explains, “I used to be taught by my French-Canadian grandmother and father to request the butt finish of the shoulder, or the Boston butt. The opposite finish, typically known as the picnic shoulder, tends to be gristlier. The Boston butt is the one technique to go.”

How do I purchase a pork butt?

When shopping for a pork butt (Boston butt), search for one round eight to 10 kilos. You could find them trimmed right down to 5 – 6 kilos, however they often trim off a whole lot of fats to make that weight, and fats isn’t a foul factor, particularly in the event you’re grilling or roasting it.

Additionally, attempt to get the butt with the bone (typically labeled as a picnic butt or shoulder butt roast). Whatever the technique you employ, the bone offers the meat rather more taste because it cooks. It additionally conducts and retains warmth exceptionally nicely, permitting the meat to cook dinner at such a low temperature.

Do I actually need to make use of a meat thermometer for this recipe?

Completely. This recipe is nearly not possible to drag off with no meat thermometer.

You’ll be able to’t decide the pork by sight or really feel. A thermometer is the one technique to know. I want a digital probe thermometer that may be left within the pork because it roasts or grills.

While you insert the thermometer, stick it into the thickest a part of the pork butt, and ensure it’s not touching the bone, otherwise you’ll get a false studying.

Can I make this on the grill?

Sure. Preheat your grill to 250°F (121°C). We extremely advocate utilizing an oven thermometer above the grill floor to verify your temperature is as near 250° as doable.

If you happen to’re utilizing a gasoline grill, this implies turning off all of the burners besides one and turning that burner on from medium-low to low.

If you happen to’re utilizing a charcoal grill, put together your grill for oblique warmth and construct a great coal base earlier than including the pork. You’ll probably have so as to add charcoal just a few instances all through cooking to keep up a pleasant, even warmth. It’s additionally not an enormous deal in case your grill will get hotter or cools off a bit. Simply do your finest to maintain it low and regular.

Place your pork butt, fatty aspect up, straight on the grill rack. Cook dinner the pork at 250°F (121°C) till the inner temperature reaches 190 to 195°F (88 to 91°C). By this level, the outside needs to be crispy and dry. This may almost definitely take between 7 and 10 hours, though we’ve had it take as much as 14 hours on a finicky charcoal grill.

For super-moist pulled pork, take away it from the grill, wrap it tightly in a few layers of industrial quality aluminum foil, and let it relaxation for 30 to 45 minutes earlier than rigorously unwrapping it.

Shred the pork as instructed within the recipe. Be forewarned: If you happen to’re an aficionado of the crisp bark, it’ll soften when wrapped in foil.

What can I serve with my roast pork butt?

This Boston butt recipe is stupendously magnificent by itself. Though, some would say it’s arguably even higher doused with a vinegary barbecue sauce and heaped upon do-it-yourself buns (perhaps even with a spoonful or three of creamy coleslaw beneath the highest bun).

Useful ideas

  • Letting the pork sit in a single day after rubbing it with the spice combination is optionally available however extremely advisable.
  • Make sure that to let the pork butt relaxation earlier than shredding it. It is going to be scorching!
  • The pulled pork will retailer nicely within the fridge in an hermetic container for as much as 4 days. If you happen to’re freezing it for later, divvy it into 1-pound servings and freeze it in storage baggage for as much as 3 months. Reheat in a 300°F oven till warmed via.
  • This recipe is appropriate for gluten-free and dairy-free diets.
A partially shredded roast pork butt in a roasting pan with a cup of barbecue sauce and a fork.

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Roast Pork Butt

A partially shredded roast pork butt in a roasting pan with a fork nearby.

This roast pork butt, coated in a easy rub of brown sugar, paprika, cumin, and pink pepper flakes, is a straightforward recipe to make and yields sufficient pulled pork to feed a small military. Good for Tremendous Bowl, weekend bashes, and weeknight dinners.

Prep 20 minutes

Cook dinner 9 hrs 40 minutes

Complete 10 hrs

  • In a small bowl, stir collectively the salt, sugar, paprika, pepper flakes, cumin, and black pepper.

  • Rub the pork butt throughout with the spice combination. The pork butt needs to be fully coated on all sides. When you’ve got time, tightly wrap the pork in plastic wrap, place it on a plate, and refrigerate in a single day to let the flavors mingle.

  • Preheat the oven to 250°F (121°C). Place a wire rack in a roasting pan. (To make this on a grill, see the directions within the FAQs above.)

  • Place the pork butt, fats aspect up, on the rack. Roast the pork, uncovered, till the inner temperature reaches 190 to 195°F (88 to 91°C). By this level, the outside needs to be crispy and dry. That is just like what’s known as “bark” when smoking on a grill. This could take wherever from 4 to 10 hours, relying in your oven and the scale of your pork butt.
  • Take away the roast from the oven and let it relaxation for quarter-hour.

    If you happen to’re craving super-moist meat for pulled pork, take away the pan from the oven, tightly wrap the pork butt in a few layers of industrial quality aluminum foil, and let it relaxation for 30 to 45 minutes to melt the outside.

  • Shred the roast pork butt with a few forks, evenly mixing the crisp, dry edges with the insanely moist, tender pork inside.You could wish to slather the pulled pork with barbecue sauce to impart taste and sauciness, however I urge you to attempt it bare first.
  1. Relaxation--Letting the pork sit in a single day after rubbing it with the spice combination is optionally available however extremely advisable.
  2. Cool–Make sure that to let the pork butt sit earlier than shredding it. It is going to be scorching.
  3. Storage–The pulled pork will retailer nicely within the fridge for as much as 4 days. If you happen to’re freezing it for later, divvy it into 1-pound servings and freeze it in storage baggage. Reheat in a 300°F oven till warmed via.
  4. Dietary–This recipe is appropriate for gluten-free and dairy-free diets.

    Serving: 1servingEnergy: 305kcal (15%)Carbohydrates: 1gProtein: 43g (86%)Fats: 13g (20%)Saturated Fats: 5g (31%)Polyunsaturated Fats: 1gMonounsaturated Fats: 6gTrans Fats: 0.1gLdl cholesterol: 136mg (45%)Sodium: 588mg (26%)Potassium: 788mg (23%)Fiber: 0.2g (1%)Sugar: 1g (1%)Vitamin A: 99IU (2%)Vitamin C: 1mg (1%)Calcium: 39mg (4%)Iron: 3mg (17%)

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    Recipe © 2014 Nick Evans. Photographs © 2014 David Leite. All rights reserved. All supplies used with permission.

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