Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New Recipe Wednesday - Barbecue Pork Butt

Since becoming a housewife, I've found myself also becoming a female version of Theo. When I visit my mother on the weekends, I rummage through her fridge and freezer to see what I can take home to cook. I should be ashamed, but I'm not because, well, I'm broke, and she no longer cooks! Well a couple of Sunday's ago as I was going through her freezer, I saw something that both disgusted me, and intrigued me. Pork butt. What the freak is pork butt? I didn't know, but hey, I love a challenge, so I snatched it up. I had no clue how to cook it, so, I came up with my own recipe to see if it would work.

  • 3lbs pork butt
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • Your favorite barbecue sauce
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  1. Liberally season pork with salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  2. Place the pork butt in a non-reactive bowl and pour evoo over it. Cover with plastic wrap and let it marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour
  3. While the pork butt is marinating, slice your small onion and chop your 2 garlic cloves
  4. Heat a pan on medium-high, and fry the pork butt for four minutes on each side
  5. Place the pork butt in aluminum foil. Place the foiled pork butt in a slow cooker set on medium-high for four hours.
  6. Place onion slices and chopped garlic in foil with pork butt, and spread barbecue sauce on top.
  7. Close foil around pork butt tightly and let cook for 2 hours.
  8. At the end of the two hours, open the foil and flip the pork butt over, adding more barbecue.
We had this last night for dinner. It was sooo tender, and juicy! Love it! I will never again be afraid of pork "butt"!