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    The 30 BEST Pork Butt Recipes

    Pork butt, also known as Boston butt, is such a tasty and affordable cut of meat. They’re such a great way to feed a crowd, and can take a variety of flavors.

    This collection of Pork Butt Recipes will make you get the most out of your roasts! It includes classics you grew up on, as well as some unique ethnic dishes you need to try.

    Unlike chops, pork butt work best when cooked low and slow. Whether braised for a long time, cooked in the crock pot, or slow roasted, after a few hours the meat becomes melt in your mouth tender.

    Cook your way through all of these delicious pork butt recipes, they all turn out delicious!

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    The Best Pork Butt Recipes:

    1. Cochon de Lait (Cajun Pulled Pork)

    We’re starting this mouth-watering list of Pork Butt recipes with our own Cochon De Lait (Cajun Pulled Pork)!

    This Louisiana-style pulled pork recipe is just too good, it’s made in a crockpot with a mix of great spices, and the end result is succulent Cajun deliciousness.

    You can serve this incredible Cochon de Lait in sandwiches, tacos, bowl meals, and many more ways. So relish this delicacy…

    Get the Recipe: Cochon de Lait

    2. Chile Verde

    This Chile Verde is a truly flavorsome and no-effort recipe, that you will simply love! Melt in your mouth tender pork chunks in delicious spicy tomatillo sauce.

    It’s amazing for winter nights, but it is so yummy that you will want to have it all year long…

    Get the Recipe: Chile Verde

    3. Pork Stew

    Our Pork Stew is the ultimate winter time one-pot dinner, full of flavor and sure to satisfy your hungry crowd. Pork shoulder chunks simmer in a wine and herb enhanced gravy along with hearty vegetables. 

    This wonderful dish can be made on stovetop, or in a slow cooker or instant pot, you’re choice. Make a big batch, because everyone’s gonna want leftovers!

    Get the Recipe: Pork Stew

    4. Pernil (Puerto Rican Roast Pork)

    Pernil is a traditional Puerto Rican Roast Pork recipe that will become your family’s favorite.

    Pork butt is marinated in garlic, herb, and other amazing Latin seasonings overnight, and then slow roasted for hours, until the meat is tender and the skin is perfectly crispy and delicious.

    Pernil is commonly served as part of a Christmas feast in Puerto Rico.

    Get the Recipe: Pernil

    5. Crock Pot Barbacoa Pork

    Enjoy this Crockpot Barbacoa Pork recipe when you want some serious Mexican flavors in your meal! This awesome recipe is remarkably tender, moist, and super juicy.

    Make your favorite Mexican dishes like tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and enchiladas more delicious with this Barbacoa pork…

    Get the Recipe: Barbacoa Pork

    6. Filipino Pork Menudo

    If you are a stew person, then this Filipino Pork Menudo will be your new favorite recipe! It’s a popular stew from the Philippines.

    Loaded with savory, spicy, and umami flavors that make this stew very tasty and addictive. Make your weeknight meal super comfy and cozy with this scrumptious Pork Menudo…

    Get the Recipe: Pork Menudo

    7. Brunswick Stew

    Now, this delicious Brunswick Stew recipe is super easy to make, and it takes hardly any time to get ready.

    You will love this Southern Stew that is loaded with smoked meat, veggies, and amazing seasonings, that create a hearty and filling stew.

    Perfect to serve on winter nights, your whole family will enjoy it.

    Get the Recipe: Brunswick Stew

    8. Pork Vindaloo

    Make a traditional Indian Pork vindaloo in the comfort of your kitchen! This recipe is very easy to make with spicy, tangy, and a little sweet flavors.

    This vibrant perfectly spiced dish will be a super hit with all curry lovers, and is one of our favorite Boston butt recipes.

    Get the Recipe: Pork Vindaloo

    9. Kalua Pork

    This Kalua Pork recipe is the easiest way to cook the traditional Luau style pork!

    Its needs only 3 ingredients and a slow cooker to make this delicious and melt-in-your-mouth pork, which everyone will love.

    It’s a super delicious dish to serve at your parties or summer cookouts.

    Get the Recipe: Kalua Pork

    10. Carne Adovada

    Carne Adovada is a delightfully flavorful stewed pork dish from New Mexico, where dried chili peppers are the star attraction. You can serve this Carne Adovada with white rice, cilantro rice, flour tortillas, or corn tortillas.

    Get the Recipe: Carne Adovada

    11.  Pozole Rojo

    Pozole Rojo is an ultimate Mexican soup! This classy, cozy, and incredibly delicious recipe is a rich vibrant bowl of goodness.

    In this classic recipe, tender pork and hominy are simmered in a fragrant broth seasoned with aromatic spices and mild chilis. This creates a perfect balance of robust flavors and hearty textures. The stew is then topped with an array of fresh, crunchy, and zesty garnishes.

    Get the Recipe: Pozole Rojo

    12. Cuban Mojo Pork

    Mojo is a Cuban garlic and citrus marinade that adds a ton of flavor. This Mojo pulled pork is so tender and flavorful. Serve with black beans and rice for the ultimate Latin feast.

    Get the Recipe: Mojo Pork

    13. Filipino Pork Adobo

    Tender, melt in your mouth pork loaded with tons of flavors, cooked for hours to a create rich, savory stew… that’s our Pork Adobo for you!

    This version of Pork Adobo is tad bit more tasty and addictive. It’s called Adobo sa Gata! It takes the classic adobo and adds a creamy twist with the inclusion of coconut milk.

    Get the Recipe: Pork Adobo

    14. Slow Cooker Crispy Carnitas

    Make restaurant-worthy carnitas at home with this Slow Cooker Crispy Carnitas!

    This super easy recipe is slow-cooked pork in Mexican style with perfectly spiced, crispy, juicy, and fall-apart tender meat.

    It is sure to take your tortillas, nachos, or quesadillas to the next level of deliciousness. You need to add this recipe to your repertoire.

    Get the Recipe @ themodernproper

    15. Asian Pulled Pork

    Want to make an Asia flavored slow cooker meal? Then you must try this Asian Caramel Slow Cooker Pulled Pork recipe!

    This super delicious tender pork is doused in sweet, savory, and spicy Asian sauces infused with coconut milk that make this dish extra flavorful and luscious.

    This super Boston butt recipe is great to feed a crowd.

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    16. BBQ Pulled Pork

    Have you tried this hassle-free BBQ Pulled Pork recipe? If not, then make it now, as this BBQ Pulled Pork is just unbelievably delicious and simple to make!

    It’s jammed packed with amazingly flavored Boston butt, which is perfectly moist, tender, and easy to pull apart, tossed in homemade BBQ sauce. YUM!

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    17. Pork Roast

    Make simple and delicious pulled pork with a mind-blowing Pork Roast recipe! This slow cooker roast is perfectly flavored, creating a moist and tasty fall-apart meat, that makes amazing meals.

    A great straightforward recipe you all must try.

    Get the Recipe @ addapinch

    18. Instant Pot Pork Tinga

    Make this traditional Mexican dish in the instant pot, and create a hearty and delectable Pork Tinga at home!

    This is loaded with amazing ingredients and flavors that just taste incredible with each other. This easy Tinga will make your tacos, enchiladas, and many more dishes super duper delicious…

    Get the Recipe @ eatinginaninstant

    19. Oven Roasted Pulled Pork

    It’s common to make pulled pork in the slow cooker, but try making it in the oven with this recipe!

    This Oven Roasted Pulled Pork is out of this world delicious and fall apart tender, with perfect dry rub spices.

    You will all love this flavorful pulled pork, best served with fresh buns or sandwiches.

    Get the Recipe @ iamhomesteader

    20. Smoked Pulled Pork

    Everyone loves smoked, charred flavors and this Smoked Pulled Pork is just the same!

    This Caroline version will be a hit in your home, as it’s just perfectly flavored and amazingly moist and tender pork.

    This summer, make this Smoked Pulled Pork and impress your family and friends.

    Get the Recipe @ houseofnasheats

    21. Apple Cider Braised Pork Shoulder

    Make your routine dinner more special with this Apple Cider Braised Pork Shoulder recipe!

    It’s loaded with sensational flavors like apple cider, granny smith apples, onions, garlic, herbs, spices, and white wine. This classy and hearty dish will be loved by everyone for sure…

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    22. Vietnamese Caramel Pork

    Give your family a classy and gourmet treat with this Vietnamese Caramel Pork recipe!

    This slow-cooked pork is smothered in a sticky sweet-savory glaze that makes it a super elegant dish. Really WOW your family with this stunning Caramel Pork…

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    23. Pulled Pork Tacos

    Here is an outstanding Taco recipe that’s just super delicious. Pulled Pork Tocas is made with amazingly tender pulled pork butt, creamy cilantro lime slaw, and avocados.

    Make your family gatherings or get togethers more special by serving these Pulled Pork Tacos.

    Get the Recipe @ vikalinka

    24. Braised Pork Ragu Pappardelle

    This is the best Italian dish, that you will not want to miss out on! Braised Pork Ragu Pappardelle is made with simple ingredients, but it tastes like a fancy Italian restaurant dish.

    Give your family a delicious experience by making Ragu Pappardelle at home, and enjoy…

    Get the Recipe @ playswellwithbutter

    25. Jeyuk Bokkeum (Spicy Pork Bulgogi)

    Do you like Korean food? If yes, give this Jeyuk Bolleum (spicy Pork Bulgogi) a try and you will not be disappointed!

    It’s made by simply marinating pork butt in a gochujang-based sauce with heaps of garlic and ginger, and then just stir fry. Your famous Korean dish is ready for you to devour…

    Get the Recipe @ koreanbapsang

    26. Pulled Pork Banh Mi

    Treat yourself and your family, with this easy and delicious Pulled Pork Banh Mi sandwich.

    Vietnamese bread is loaded with flavorful pulled pork with pickled veggies and spicy sriracha mayo sauce, making this Banh Mi super tasty. Perfect crave-worthy sandwich recipe. Do try it…

    Get the Recipe @ delightfulplate

    27. Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    Make your gameday interesting and flavorful with Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork Sandwiches!

    This melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork with cabbage coleslaw and BBQ sauce in a bun is just spectacular. Relish it and have fun…

    Get the Recipe @ joyfulhealthyeats

    28. Tacos Al Pastor

    Give your tacos an insanely delicious twist with this Tacos Al Pastor! This stunning recipe packed with juicy, smoky, tangy, sweet, and spicy flavors.

    The pork butt marinade is just perfect. So make your weeknight dinner or your parties dynamic with this Tacos Al Pastor…

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    29. Slow Cooker Mississippi Pulled Pork

    Convert your slow cooker pulled pork into Mississippi flavors and create this mouth-watering dish!

    The easy recipe is loaded with ranch seasoning, gravy mix, butter, and pepperoncini peppers, giving this pork bright and amazing flavors.

    You can make tons of your favorite meals with this delicious Mississippi Pulled Pork, as it’s very versatile.

    Get the Recipe @ spicysouthernkitchen

    30. Mexican Pork Stew

    Make a memorable meal with this Mexican Pork Stew. This easy recipe is bursting with flavors and your favorite ingredients like pork, sausages and beans.

    You will defiantly keep this pocket friendly recipe in your collection. When you are craving comfort food, make this spicy Mexican pork stew and get satisfied for sure.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks


    What a great variety of pork butt recipes. Take this affordable cut of meat to new levels with these great dishes!

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    30 BEST Pork Butt Recipes

    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 8 hours
    Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

    This collection of easy Pork Butt Recipes has many great ways to make that affordable cut of meat melt in your mouth tender. We love this Cajun preparation:


    • 4-5 pound pork butt
    • 7-8 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 2 Tbsp Creole seasoning
    • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1 cup apple cider
    • 1 Tbsp Louisiana hot sauce


      1. Mix with all dry ingredients along with chopped garlic. Generously rub this mixture all over the pork.
      2. Add the pork, fat side up, to the slow cooker along with the apple cider. Add on hot sauce. 
      3. Cover and cook for about 8 hours on low, or 5 hours on high. (see note 1)
      4. Once cooked, shred meat with two forks and toss well with the sauce.


      1. The cooking time can vary if you use a larger or smaller roast, so make sure the pork is fork tender.

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