Nice Butt! 15 delectable ways to prepare a pork roast
First, let's dispel any notion that this is from the rear end of the pig! The "butt" is the actually the shoulder. Where did it get its name? During colonial days, butchers often packed the less-prized cuts of pork into barrels for storage and transport, and those barrels were called "butts". This cut became known around the country as a New England specialty, and so you may also hear this cut referred to as a "Boston Butt."
Pork may be called "the other white meat", but not the pork butt! Although relatively inexpensive, this cut is also extremely tasty and versatile! Here are 15 delectable ways to prepare it:
Four ingredients, unlimited deliciousness.
Carnitas, oh you delectable little chunks of partly crispy, mostly melt-in-your-mouth tender pork. Here’s the perfect carnitas recipe that you can pass on to your loved ones and feel good about it. It won't let you down!
Bursting with luau-worthy flavor from Hawaiian sea salt, cracked pepper and pineapple juice, this pork is here to party!
This dish defines the phrase “worth the wait.” The cooking method here is low and slow, with a well-seasoned pork butt roasted for 9 to 10 hours. It makes for a perfect big Sunday feast.
Don’t want to wait? This recipe from Melissa Clark’s book, “Dinner: Changing the Game” delivers crispy, delicious pork shoulder in minutes.
This simple recipe requires just a few pantry ingredients and a smoker to achieve melt-in-your-mouth strands of tender pulled pork.
A brilliant way to use leftover pulled pork, these yummy rolls are stuffed with tangy, fresh cabbage slaw. Bake them OR fry them, serve as a main dish, game day snack or party appetizer.
Fresh flavors of ginger and garlic brew and stew with the pork, and tender-crisp broccoli and noodles round it out for a hearty, healthy meal.
This pulled pork twist on classic chili is a winner every time.
This tangy Memphis BBQ pulled pork pizza is the perfect snack for your next party: one pork shoulder makes enough toppings for four 11-inch pizzas … Or make one pizza and save the leftover pulled pork for sandwiches, tacos, quesadillas or egg rolls!
Make your own meat sauce! Here’s a hearty dish that beats the jar every time.
This butt is roasted in boozy juices to add next-level flavor and tenderness.
Chengdu noodle shop owner Ma Yingjun shared his recipe for this dish of stewed pork over noodles.
The smell is intoxicating, and the taste, well ... even better! This roast is succulent and juicy, and the garlic, sage, salt and mustard combine to create an out-of-this-world crust.
The sweet and tangy soy-and-vinegar flavor profile might make this your go-to pork shoulder recipe! Serve it Southern-style over grits or sandwiched between buns (and ladle on plenty of sauce!).