How to Cook a 3.5 Pound Bone-In Pork Butt

Updated February 21, 2017

Pork butt makes a good main course if you plan to serve a crowd. It is an inexpensive cut of meat that comes from the upper shoulder of the pig. After the meat is cooked, it can be served on a bun as a pulled pork sandwich or with sides and no bun. However you chose to serve your pork butt, it can easily be cooked by following a few simple steps.

Make four slits on top of the pork butt that are evenly spaced. Insert a garlic bulb into each one of these slits.

Spray the casserole dish with cooking spray, making sure to coat the whole dish.

Place the pork butt into the casserole dish with the garlic clove slits facing up.

Evenly sprinkle the Worcestershire sauce over the pork butt.

Allow the pork butt to sit at room temperature for an hour. Preheat the oven to 218 degrees Cor the last 15 minutes of the hour.

Spoon any Worcestershire sauce in the bottom of the pan back onto the pork butt.

Press the brown sugar onto the pork butt using your hands. Try to evenly spread the brown sugar all over the pork butt.

Pour the apple juice into the bottom of the casserole dish with the pork butt. Cover the dish with aluminium foil.

Reduce the oven heat to 93.3 degrees Celsius and put the covered casserole dish into the oven.

Cook the pork butt one hour for every pound that it weighs. If the pork butt weighs 15.9 Kilogram, cook it for 3 and 1/2 hours.

Remove the pork butt from the oven and stir the salt and pepper into the juice in the bottom of the casserole dish. Slice the meat however you would like.

Things You'll Need

  • Bone-in pork butt
  • Garlic bulbs
  • Cooking spray
  • Casserole dish with lid
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • Aluminium foil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
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