Slow-Roasted Pork Butt

Slow-Roasted Pork Butt

Slow roasting and a simple spice rub bring out the flavor in this succulent, delicious pork butt roast recipe.
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 450 F. Remove the netting from the pork and trim off some of the fat if needed.
  3. Step 3

    In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, and dried thyme, and mix well. Rub the mixture all over the pork.
  4. Step 4

    Heat a heavy skillet over high heat and sear the roast for a few minutes on all sides. If using a cast-iron or heavy oven-safe skillet, leave the pork in the skillet. Otherwise, transfer the pork to a roasting or baking pan.
  5. Step 5

    Cover the pork with foil and place the skillet in the oven. Reduce the temperature to 325 F and roast for 3 hours.
  6. Step 6

    Remove the foil and continue roasting for another hour, or until the roast is pull-apart tender and the inner temperature is around 165 to 180 F.
  7. Step 7

    Let cool for a few minutes before shredding using 2 forks. Toss with the optional barbecue sauce or serve as is.
  8. Step 8