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boston butt roast

Recipe by
Lynn Say
Vallejo, CA

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.

yield 4 -8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For boston butt roast

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

How To Make boston butt roast

  • 1
    Place 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.
  • 2
    Remove 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.
  • 3
    Using a Bar-B-Q brush, coat the roast with mustard. Make it a nice thick layer. Use additional mustard if necessary.
  • 4
    Using your hands, pat the brown sugar all over the roast, using the mustard as the 'glue' to hold the brown sugar in place.
  • 5
    Place roast in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes until brown sugar and mustard has formed a beautiful brown glaze.

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