Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fall-Apart Tender Slow Roast Pork

This recipe was originally found in the Dallas Morning News & is from Shirley Corriher, who is a food writer & food sleuth.  I had a pork butt roast in the freezer & decided to try the recipe. I figured that if it's good enough for Shirley Corriher, it must be good.  Here's the recipe:
After cooking, I added barbecue sauce  to part of the pork

1 (4-pound) pork butt roast
1/4-1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce                     
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup apple juice
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Arrange shelf slightly below center.

Place pork roast in a dutch oven.  Sprinkle pork on all sides with the Worcestershire sauce.  Press brown sugar on top & sides of the pork.  Pour apple juice down the side to the bottom of the dutch oven and not over the meat.  Cover tightly.

Place in the oven & immediately reduce heat to 200 degrees.  Roast for 5 hours without opening the oven.  Remove.  If meat does not pull apart easily, cover & return to the oven & roast 30 more minutes.

Check again, & if meat is still not at the pull apart stage, roast an additional 30 minutes more as needed.

Depending on your oven, the roast may take as long as 7 hours to reach the pull apart stage.  (I personally feel like it's a good idea to just leave it for that long.)

Pull meat apart & remove bone.  Stir in salt, which is essential for the dish.

Makes 6 servings.

NOTE:  This can also be done in a slow cooker & set on HIGH for 30 minutes, then reduced to LOW for the day or overnight.

After I pulled it apart, I separated it into freezer bags to use for several meals.  I also strained the juice & put it in the fridge.  After it was cold, I took off the top layer of fat.  I will be posting about  the meals that I make with this.

For the first meal, I added some barbecue sauce & a little of the juice from the pork roast to make pulled  pork barbecue.

I am sharing this with:
Seasonal Sundays
On the Menu Monday
Full Plate Thursday
Foodie Friday


  1. Yum, I know this is good! Slow roasting is the best!

  2. Ohh good,this sounds so yummm.I really like the idea of storing and using later for multiple meals - that makes this a really useful dish to cook!

  3. Wow! This looks so yummy, Kitty! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  4. First time here. I found you by means of Shenita. The recipes look so yummy. I am now your newest follower. Stop on by and say hello....Linda

  5. I bet your house smells soooo good and this looks great!

  6. Yummmm....wonderful Fall smells.

    - The Tablescaper

  7. Good Morning Kitty,
    I can almost smell this cooking, yum! I will be making this one very soon. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen

  8. This looks amazing and yummy! You have a great blog! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. It helps me to find great blogs like yours!


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