pork butt

Pork Butt

If you love pulled pork, you’re not alone! The BBQ classic comes to life thanks to this delectable cut. It displays rich marbling and plenty of connective tissue for added flavor.

Believe it or not, pork butt isn’t a butt at all. It comes from the shoulder of the pig. The misnomer dates back to colonial America when New England butchers used to pack pork shoulder into barrels called “butts”—hence the nickname “Boston butt.”

This cut is best with plenty of time and low temperatures, so whether you throw it in the slow cooker, oven, or smoker, you’re sure to have a tender and flavorful roast.

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