Paula's Smoked Boston Butt Roast

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is a great recipe from chef Paula Deen. The smell alone of this roast cooking will drive you crazy. The meat is tender and very tasty. Excellent!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix House Seasoning and store in airtight container.
  3. Sprinkle one side of the roast with 2 T. of the House Seasoning, making sure to rub well.
  4. Flip the roast over and rub the remaining 2 T. of House Seasoning.
  5. Repeat the process with the seasoned salt and liquid smoke.
  6. Place the roast in a large roasting pan.
  7. Add the onion, water and bay leaves to roast.
  8. Place in the oven and cook for 2 ½ to 3 hours or until thermometer reads 170 degrees.
  9. Let meat cool and then slice.
  10. Serve with favorite barbeque sauce.


Most Helpful

I have this recipe and love it!!! I always make mine in the crockpot and cook on low 8-10 hours. The meat is so tender it just shreds apart, so I add in my favorite bbq sauce and have pulled pork sandwhiches out of it! Great to make for a crowd!!!

robingracejohnson January 08, 2011

I had an 8 pound roast, but I seasoned it according the recipe (I doubled the ingredients). I cooked the roast for about 4 1/2 hours until it reached the 170 degree mark. The flavor on the outside of the roast was ok, but nothing spectacular. I've had better oven cooked roasts. However, this isn't bad (3 star rating is "good").

NTexas October 27, 2014

I made this for a group and it was fantastic! No leftovers, that's for sure!

michelle1172 February 16, 2011

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