Slow Cooker Barbecued Boston Butt

Contrary to the way the name sounds, a Boston Butt is actually a pork shoulder. This easy, no-frills pork shoulder recipe is made with only a few additional ingredients, including your favorite homemade or store-bought barbecue sauce. You can use a bone=in or boneless pork roast, a boneless roast can be cut into pieces to fit in the slow cooker, but if your roast is bone-in, make sure it fits before starting the recipe.

Serve the pork roast shredded with split toasted buns, coleslaw, fries or chips. Baked beans are a traditional side with a pulled pork meal as well. It’s an excellent dish to take to a party or tailgating event – serve the shredded pork hot from the crockpot. You can freeze leftovers or incorporate them into recipes using leftover pulled pork.

Slow Cooker Barbecued Boston Butt

Slow Cooker Barbecued Boston Butt

A Boston butt, contrary to the way the name sounds, is actually a pork shoulder cut. This easy, no-frills pork shoulder recipe is made with only a few additional ingredients.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 9 hrs
Total Time 9 hrs 5 mins
Cuisine Pork
Servings 6 people
Calories 385 kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Boston butt pork roast (pork shoulder)
  • 1/4 cup water can also use beer, apple juice, broth
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper optional
  • 2 cup Barbecue Sauce

Instructions
 

  • Gather the ingredients
  • Plase pork in slow cooker, cutting the roast to fit if necessary
  • Add the water and sprinkle the pork lightly with salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper
  • Cover and cook on LOW setting for 8-10 hours
  • About 1-2 hours before serving, drain off excess liquids, shred the meat and dicard any excess fat and bone
  • Return the meat to the crockpot and cover with 1 cup of barbecue sauce. Continue cooking for 1-2 hours
  • Serve teh shredded pork with split toasted buns, beans and coleslaw. Add extra barbecue sauce on side.

Notes

A Boston butt, contrary to the way the name sounds, is actually a pork shoulder. This easy, no frills pork shoulder recipe is made with only a few additional ingredients, including your favorite homemade or store-bought barbecue sauce. You can use a bone=in or boneless pork roast, a boneless roast can be cut into pieces to fit in the slow cooker, but if your roast is bone-in, make sure it fits before starting the recipe.
 
Serve the pork roast shredded with split toasted buns, coleslaw, fires or chips. Baked beans  are a traditional side with a pulled pork meal as well. It's an excellent dish to take to a party or tailgating event - serve the shredded pork hot from the crockpot. You can freeze leftover or incorporate them into recipes using leftover pulled pork.

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