Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 hrs
This porketta roast is excellent served with grilled veggies or rice and will likely keep your whole family happy. It makes excellent sandwiches on italian bread with mayo and onions the next day too.
- 4 1⁄2 lbs boneless pork butt or 4 1⁄2 lbs pork shoulder, trimmed
- 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup fennel seed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons fresh coarse ground black pepper
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 8 -10 chopped garlic cloves
- Worcestershire sauce
- Place pork in slow cooker.
- I use a 6 quart for this.
- Mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
- Stab pork all over with a fork or knife.
- Then rub seasonings all over the pork.
- turn slow cooker on low and cook for 8-10 hours.
I made this without the fennel seed (I don't like the licorice flavor) and added 2 TBSP water in the crock pot to keep the pork moist. The meat was so juicy, tender, and flavorful! When I went to pull the meat out of the crock pot to shred, the meat was falling apart. My shoulder butt had the bone in. We literally pulled the bone right out of the roast without any effort. It slipped right out! It was such a huge hit with my family that I had to prevent my boys from having a 3rd sandwich because I didn't want them to end up with a stomach ache. I served these sandwiches with a spinach salad and fruit. I will definitely be making this again! Thanks for sharing.
i am unable to give this recipe the proper rating of 10 stars!! took us out of the middle of no where and landed our taste buds smack dab in the middle of a gourmet meal.... used dried parsley, garlic olive oil, and garlic salt, added a few tsp of celery flakes. kept others the same, will double pepper next time. upped the garlic. butterflied the pork butt to cover more of the meat with the paste. also followed other reviewers leads and wrapped pork butt in foil and ground up the rub in my magic bullet. Made this last night, shut off and reheated in crockpot about 30 min before supper. served on toasted ciabatta rolls with pepperjack cheese, fresh cracked black pepper and sliced pepperoncinis. (boyfriend added coleslaw on his) how quick and easy for us! cant wait to share!! ps. make sure to drain grease and THANKS PEPPER MONKEY!!!! :)
Great recipe! Definitely a keeper. I did wrap it in the aluminum foil as suggested, that's the only thing I did different. I drizzled the juices over the roast just before serving, it was so good!!! Thanks for a great dinner!!!