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How To Cook Boston Butt In Dutch Oven

All you need to know about: How To Cook Boston Butt In Dutch Oven.

What is Boston Butt?

Boston Butt is a type of pork roast that comes from the pork shoulder. It’s a fairly large cut of meat, usually weighing between 5-10 lbs. and is often used for pulled pork.


• 5-7 lb. Boston Butt roast
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
• 2 tablespoons chili powder
• 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
• 2 tablespoons ground cumin
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons kosher salt
• 2 teaspoons black pepper
• 2 cups chicken broth


1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.

2. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.

3. Season the Boston Butt all over with the garlic, chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, brown sugar, salt and pepper.

4. Sear the Boston Butt in the Dutch oven on all sides until it’s golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.

5. Pour in the chicken broth and bring it to a boil.

6. Cover the Dutch oven with a lid and transfer it to the oven.

7. Roast the pork for 2-3 hours, or until it’s fork tender.

8. Remove the pork from the Dutch oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing or shredding.


• You can also cook the Boston Butt in a slow cooker or pressure cooker.
• If you’re short on time, you can cook the pork in the Dutch oven for 1 hour at 350°F, then reduce the heat to 325°F and cook for another hour.
• If the pork isn’t fork tender after 3 hours, you can cover the Dutch oven with foil and cook it for another 30 minutes.

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