Fall-Apart Boston Butt
- 1 (4 pound) Boston butt pork roast
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup apple juice
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease the inside of a casserole
or deep roasting dish.
- Put the Worcestershire sauce into a separate bowl and soak the Boston
butt pork roast in the Worcestershire sauce.
- Remove roast from Worcestershire
sauce and coat with brown sugar, being sure to press the brown sugar
all over to form a crust.
- Place sugar-crusted roast in the casserole dish.
- Pour apple juice into the casserole, but do not pour over the sugar-crusted roast.
- Cover casserole or pan tightly, either with a casserole top or aluminum foil.
- Place the roast in the oven
and immediately turn the heat down to 200 degrees F. Bake for about 5 hours.
- Uncover the roast and check for doneness. The meat should be so
tender it falls apart easily. If it doesn't, re-cover the roast
and cook for 30 minutes more or as needed.
This recipe can also be prepared in a crock pot. Prepare roast
as outlined above. Put roast into crock pot insert. Pour apple juice
into bottom of crock pot and add 1/2 teaspoon salt to the apple
juice. Set the crock pot on HIGH for 30 minutes and then turn the
setting to LOW and cook for 8 hours.
Source: Shirley Corriher, author of Cookwise