What should I do with a Smithfield Boston Butt Pork Roast
- Tehama Sep 2, 2009 05:15 AM
Smithfield Boston Butt Pork Roast is on sale for 88 cents/ lb. at my Harris Teeter. I have never cooked one and am looking for ideas. I have a slow-cooker if that helps.
Any and all all ideas/ recipes are appreciated!
You'll probably want to use the slow cooker, as even the butt needs a lot of time to cook(figure an hour and a half per pound).
Easiest: throw in the slow cooker with a bottle of bbq sauce and a cup of bourbon
medium: throw it in the slow cooker with onions, celery, apple cider
harder: stud it with garlic and bay, throw it in the slow cooker with some stock and lime halves.
For something casual--weekend fare, etc.--cook it as Holly suggested, shred it as AreBe recommended, get some really good French bread or hearty rolls and enjoy some great pulled pork sandwiches.
Here's a simple barbecue sauce, easy to make from ordinary pantry ingredients, from The Doubleday Cookbook (paraphrasing): Simmer for 20 minutes: 1/4 c cider vinegar (I've used white when I don't have cider vinegar on hand); 1/2 c water; 2 T sugar; 1 T prepared mustard; 1/2 t pepper; 1/4 t paprika; 1 slice lemon; 1/2 thinly sliced onion; 4 T butter or margarine (I usually cut that back). Don't cover while cooking and stir occasionally. Once you take it off the heat, stir in well 1/2 c ketchup and 2 T Worcestershire.
I use that either when I don't have any prepared barbecue sauce, or when I want homemade but don't want to jump through hoops for it.
Oh, per the recipe, this makes 1-1/4 cups or so.
Rub with your favorite BBQ rub....
Wrap and refrigerate over night........
Take it out of refrigeration, and rub again....
Pre-heat your oven to 225* or so....
Place in a pan with a rack....
Cook until the you have an internal temperature of 195* in the thickest portion of the roast......
Remove from the oven and let it rest for 30 minutes or so....
Have Fun & Enjoy!