Fall-Apart-Tender Slow-Roast Pork Butt

Total Time
4hrs 10mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
4 hrs

Pork butt is a less-expensive cut, but cooking at a very low temperature ensures a tender, juicy roast, and it dissolves fat and connective tissue, This can also be made in a slow cooker set on high for 30 minutes, then turned down to low for the day, oven cooking time will vary depending on the size of your roast -- I have made this in the past, and it is very good! :)

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Make small slits all over the roast then insert a whole garlic clove into each slit (this is only optional).
  2. Place the roast in a greased casserole dish with a lid.
  3. Sprinkle the roast on all sides with Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Let sit at room temperature for 1-1/2 hours.
  5. After 1-1/2 hours spoon any Worcestershire sauce (if any) back on the roast that has accumulated on the bottom of the casserole.
  6. Using hands press the brown sugar well into the meat on all sides making certain to adhear the sugar to the meat.
  7. Pour the apple juice into the bottom of the casserole.
  8. Cover tightly.
  9. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F for 15 minutes.
  10. Place the roast in the oven and immediately reduce the temperature down to 200 degrees F.
  11. Roast for about 4 hours or until the meat is falling-apart tender (cooking time will vary depending on the size of the roast).
  12. Stir the salt and black pepper into the juice (do not omit the salt!).
  13. Slice meat as desired.