But, it's Beer Butt Pork Butt!

Monica H


This recipe calls for use of a cast - iron dutch oven. The result is a perfect, fall-apart, tender, moist pork butt!

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pork butt (bone-in is ok) (for this recipe, my meat was 18 lbs)


2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
minced garlic
1 tsp
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
onion powder
1/4 tsp
ginger powder
1/4 tsp
brown sugar
dash of cinnamon


2 Tbsp
high-smoke point oil (i used 1 tbs vegetable oil and 1 tbs coconut oil)


medium-size carrot
medium sized white onion
1 stalk(s)
1 c
beer (room temperature)
1/2 c
beef stock


roasted peppers
brie cheese


1Wash meat and dry with paper towel.

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2Rub olive oil and honey all over the meat.

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3Add rest of marinade ingredients to bowl, and whisk together.

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4Pour marinade over meat.

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5Using a spatula (or your hands), remove all marinate from bowl, and spread lovingly all over the meat.

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6Cover tightly and marinate overnight (or at least 8 hours). If you have the time, turn it over at least once.

7When ready to start cooking, take meat out of fridge and let it come to room temp.

8Heat up oil in dutch oven until you see ripples on top, or until it sizzles when you sprinkle small amount of water into it off your fingertips.
** USE whatever oil you like which has a high smoke point (Veg oil, peanut oil, corn oil); I used combo of veg oil and coconut oil.

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9Carefully place your meat into the hot pan fat-side down. Leave meat down on each side for 3-4 minutes without disturbing it.

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10Sear on all sides; you may need to use your tongs to hold up the meat when searing the short sides.

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11Remove meat from pan and place on plate to let it rest. Turn burner off. Preheat oven to 250*.

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12Roughly chop carrot, onion and leek.

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13Add veggies to bottom of pot, making a "stand" for your roast.

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14Place roast in pot, and add rest of veggies.

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15Pour in beer and stock. Cover and place in oven for about 8 hours without peeking! (Times will vary - my 20 lbs roast took 8 hours at 250).

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16After it is done, it should shred very easily with a fork and be extremely tender.

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17Shred it up, leaving some larger chunks.

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18Serving suggestion: Place shredded meat on one side of baguette. Top with sliced brie cheese. Place in an oven-proof bowl, and place in oven at 100 for about 5 minutes until cheese melts. Top with roasted peppers and dill. Pour some juice on it from dutch oven. DELISH.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids