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How do I cook a pork butt?

Asked by escapedone7 (5915 points ) March 9th, 2010

I am so hungry for something like boston butt roast or something similar. How do I prepare a really really awesome cut of pork butt? I am really hungry for pork butt but I have no idea what to do with it. Crock pot? Grill? Oven? I have little kitchen experience. Some pointers for a killer butt roast would be much appreciated!

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john65pennington's avatar

My wife cooks a pork roast in the crock pot overnight. she cleans the roast with water and sometimes even soap. place in crock pot. salt and pepper. enough water halfway up the side of roast. cover and set dial on medium. the roast will cook overnight and should be ready the next morning. the smell will drive you crazy and the smell will tell you if the roast is done.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Make Puerco Pibil. It’s awesome.

escapedone7's avatar

@john65pennington I can imagine the smell so yummy filling the house! I am glad I am not the only one that appreciates the smell of good cooking! Does she put in anything with it like onions and stuff or just the meat? What side dishes go with it well?

@uberbatman I never heard of that one! It looks good! Although I am not sure we have banana leaves and cachiote at the local kroger. Do you get this stuff from specialty stores? I’m not sure I know where to get the ingredients. Looks yummy though. Since I am a fan of butt roast I am going to definitely look for them though. I am a beginner cook too. That looks “advanced”.

escapedone7's avatar

@jaytkay Wow that picture looks so yummy. My tummy is rumbling! I am definitely saving that recipe too! I can eat pork butt all week! Glad I’m not the only carnivore.

john65pennington's avatar

Cinnamon apples and mashed potatoes are great side dishes in the south. how about homemade cornbread? this is a winning combination. the pork roast is better served warm and there is nothing better than a pork sandwich later that night.

davidbetterman's avatar

Don’t forget the cloves, pineapple and mustard glaze…

thriftymaid's avatar

You can cook it in the oven, on top of the stove, or in a crock pot. When I buy I huge one I do it on top of the stove. Either way, just clean the roast and place in the pan. I salt/pepper it and slice an onion on top of it. Pour ½ cup Dale’s steak sauce on it—no water. Turn the crock pot on medium or the stove burner on 3 (if settings are 1–10). Then do nothing for several hours – just let it cook. The liquid (after thickening with corn starch) makes great gravy to have with rice or potatoes.

escapedone7's avatar

@davidbetterman I thought pineapples were for hams. Can you do that with butt roast?? COOL!!!

@thriftymaid now that sounds delicious! I would have thought no water would dry it out but it must have its own juices.

davidbetterman's avatar

Ham, Butt…it’s all pork ain’t it?
You can also make the gravy with flour instead of cornstarch.
Melt some butter and srir in flour until you have your roux. Cook until slightly golden brown but don’t burn…. Then add to the juices until they are the desired thickness. Yummmmmmmy!

rainboots's avatar

Rosemary. Bay leaves and butter. Lil salt n pepper..Crockpot.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@escapedone7 I found all the ingredients at a local Mexican food mart. As far as cooking it goes, it was actually quite easy.

sandystrachan's avatar

Really slowly , garlic, onion , leek , and pepper with some honey . :)

escapedone7's avatar

OK! Pork for supper tonight! Hmmmm pork butt. Thanks everyone. My mouth is watering.

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