How Long To Cook A Pork Butt In The Crock Pot?
Are you craving some succulent, tender and flavorful pork butt that falls apart with every bite? Look no further than your trusty crock pot! Cooking a pork butt in a crock pot is not only easy but also yields incredibly juicy meat. But how long should you cook it for? Stick around as we explore the ideal cooking time for your slow cooker pork butt recipe. Whether you’re making pulled pork sandwiches or tacos, this guide will have you drooling over the irresistible aroma of slow-cooked pork goodness.
-1 pork butt (3-4 pounds)
-1 cup apple cider vinegar
-3 tablespoons brown sugar
-2 tablespoons smoked paprika
-1 tablespoon onion powder
-1 teaspoon garlic powder
-1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
-1/4 cup vegetable oil
Optional ingredients: 1 teaspoon dried thyme or 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, mix together the apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and ground black pepper until well combined.
3. Rub the mixture all over the pork butt before placing it in a crock pot. Pour the vegetable oil over top of the pork if using.
4. Set your crock pot on low and cook for 8 hours or until the pork is very tender. If desired, add 1 teaspoon dried thyme or 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary after 6 hours of cooking time is up.
Prepping the Pork Butt
Pork butts are one of the most versatile and delicious ingredients you can use in your crock pot. They are a great way to cook a large piece of meat without all of the fuss.
There are a few things you need to remember when cooking a pork butt in the crock pot. First, make sure that the butt is at least 3 inches thick. Second, don’t overcook it or it will be tough. Finally, be careful not to add too much salt since pork butts already have a lot of flavor.
Set your crock pot to low and let the pork roast for 6-8 hours or until it is cooked through. It is best to use a fork to check for doneness because Pork butts can vary quite a bit in how cooked they are from end to end. Once done, remove the pork butt from the crockpot and let it rest before slicing into thin strips or serving whole. Enjoy!
Cooking the Pork Butt in the Crock Pot
This recipe is for a pork butt. A pork butt is a large cut of meat that comes from the lower part of the pig’s body. It is usually around 3 to 4 pounds and can be cooked in many ways, including slow cooker, oven, or grill. The goal of this recipe is to cook the pork butt slowly in the crock pot so that it becomes very tender and delicious.
To start, place the pork butt into the crock pot. Add any desired spices or liquids, such as water, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, or chicken broth. Then set the crock pot to low and let it cook for 8 to 10 hours. When done, the pork butt will be very tender and ready to eat.
Clean up and Storage
If you’re short on time and want to cook a pork butt in the crock pot, here’s how: Cut the pork butt into 4 equal portions. Season them with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place the pork in the crockpot and pour olive oil over it. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until the pork is cooked through. Remove the pork from the crockpot and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing against the grain into thin strips. Serve hot with your favorite sides. Enjoy!
Cooking a pork butt in the crock pot can be a great way to prepare it for a variety of meals. You can cook it overnight, on low heat, or on high heat and let it simmer for hours. The key is to follow the recipe that you are using, and to use the correct size pork butt so that it will cook evenly. When cooking a pork butt in the crock pot, make sure to save some of the broth so that you can create some delicious Crockpot Pork Stew later on!
Q: How do I know when my pork butt is cooked through?
A: The best way to tell is to use a meat thermometer. Pork butts cook very quickly in the crockpot, and if your meat thermometer isn’t accurate you may not be able to get an accurate result. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your pork butt and how thick it is cut. For example, a 3-pound pork butt will take about 4 hours total to cook in the crockpot.
Q: Can I use a slow cooker instead of a crockpot?
A: Yes, you can use a slow cooker instead of a crockpot. Just be sure to follow the same cooking instructions as listed above.
Q: How do I remove the pork butt from the crockpot?
A: Use a spoon to remove the pork butt from the crockpot. Be careful not to overcook the pork butt or it will be tough.
Q: Can I freeze the pork butt?
A: Yes, you can freeze the pork butt. Just be sure to follow the same cooking instructions as listed above.