Boston Butt Roast Recipe

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Boston Butt Roast

Lynn Say


My husband didn't tell me that he thought pork roasts were dry and tasteless when I told him I was making one for dinner. After he tasted this roast, he no longer thinks pork roasts are either dry nor tasteless. This is now a family favorite.

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10 Min
6 Hr
No-Cook or Other


4-7 lb
pork boston butt roast
bay leaves, dried
1 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
black pepper
2 c
yellow mustard
2 c
brown sugar


1Place roast in large pan (6 quarts or larger). Cover roast completely with water. Add bay leavers, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Boil until meat is very tender, 3-4 hours. You may need to keep adding water.
2Remove roast from pot. Place on a rack in a baking pan that you have sprayed with cooking spray. I use a flat rack, not a v-shaped rack.
3Using a Bar-B-Q brush, coat the roast with mustard. Make it a nice thick layer. Use additional mustard if necessary.
4Using your hands, pat the brown sugar all over the roast, using the mustard as the 'glue' to hold the brown sugar in place.
5Place roast in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes until brown sugar and mustard has formed a beautiful brown glaze.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American