Slow cooking in a fast world

Boston Butt

My friend Nina called me a few minutes ago to inquire about a recipe I have been serving for decades. She heard it was good and wanted to know if I would share. It is, and I will. Since the Fourth of July is quickly approaching, I thought it might be an appropriate time to give it out for those of you who have company coming and don’t want to be out sweating over a make-up melting hot fire.

You can start this in the crock pot and achieve the same results your favorite “pulled pork” expert would provide.

Crock Pot Barbeque

1 5-pound Boston butt roast

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

1 cup white vinegar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 (18 ounce) bottle barbeque sauce

1 onion, halved

Salt and pepper the roast and place in a slow cooker. Add vinegar.Cook on high for one hour. Turn to low and cook overnight, or for about 12 hours. Drain and shred roast into pieces. Give the bone to your pup. Return meat back to slow cooker. Mix brown sugar and barbeque sauce; pour over meat. Place onion halves on top of the meat. Cook on low until onion is done(about 2-3 hours.) Yield: 10 servings.

Warning: I would recommend that you cut back on the barbeque sauce if it is really sweet. You don’t want this to taste like dessert. In fact, you might want to nix the brown sugar if you have hypoglycemic problems. It will still be good, I promise.

4 thoughts on “Slow cooking in a fast world

  1. I tried it , it tasted perfect. I’m far from what you’d refer to as an expert cook, and therefore do not fancy complex recipes which will stress me out in the kitchen. It’s really very easy and tasty, excellent accompanied by a glass or two of white wine. Thank you.

  2. Fascinating! We began purchasing whole steer from the local farm last year, and it’s working out really well for us. We found a great website with lots of great dishes like this meat recipe to keep us going.

  3. I’ve invited the whole family round this xmas for a traditional dinner, so obviously the roast is pretty central to that.. I found a ton of ideas at this roast recipe site, but cant seem to decide on anyone – there’s too many to choose from! It’s fun planning such a big family meal though!

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