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25 BEST Pork Butt Recipes You’ll Love

If you’re a fan of juicy, tender, melt-in-your-mouth meat, you’ll want to bookmark these pork butt recipes.

One bite, and you’ll go weak in the knees!

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Slow Cooked Pulled Pork with Cabbage and Pineapple Salad

Often confused with pork shoulder, pork butt (aka Boston butt) is a similar cut of meat from the high foreleg of the pig – not the butt!

It contains more fat and marbling, so it’s ideal for slow cooking and BBQ recipes like pulled pork.

Plus, all that fat makes it impossibly meaty and delicious!

So let’s take a look at these pork butt recipes and try to decide which to make first.

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1. Roast Pork Butt

Roast pork butt is a delicious and easy-to-prepare dish that’s perfect for any occasion.

The blend of spices gives the meat a ton of extra flavor without being too overwhelming. 

When it’s fork-tender, serve it with roasted potatoes, green salad, and a nice chink of cornbread. Yum!

2. Competition-Style Pork Butt

Give your taste buds a treat and make this insanely scrumptious, competition-style pork butt recipe!

You’ll rub the meat with a fragrant spice blend, then slow cook it until it’s incredibly tender. 

The result is a juicy, flavorful chunk of pork that’s incredible in tacos, on burgers, or stuffed into a sweet potato.

Mix in some tangy BBQ sauce and make a nice crunchy slaw to go on the side. Delish!

3. Smoked Pulled Pork Butt

If you’ve got a smoker, this is by far the best way to cook pork butt!

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All that added charred flavor infuses into the meat, making every bite better than the last.

And the key is to cook it low and slow. Patience is a virtue, after all!

This allows the fat to render out and the pork to become incredibly tender. I promise it’s more than worth it in the end!

4. Texas-Style Smoked Pulled Pork

If you’re on the hunt for a mouth-watering dish that’ll have everyone coming back for seconds, look no further than Texas-style smoked pulled pork

Between the mesquite smoke and a flavorful spice rub, it’s about as tasty as pulled pork gets.

And trust me, it’s so good, you’ll want to make extra! Leftovers make terrific sandwiches the next day.

5. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Chili

There’s nothing like a bowl of chili on a cold winter day. And this pulled pork version is sure to hit the spot.

The recipe is easy to follow, and the ingredients are simple. That said, the flavors are complex and delicious.

Serve it with a dollop of sour cream and a slice of cornbread, and you’ll have a hearty meal that’ll warm you from the inside out.

6. Puerto Rican Pernil

Pernil is a traditional dish made with pork butt marinated in garlic, sazón, and adobo. It’s then slow-roasted until it falls apart. 

Serve this with Puerto Rican rice and beans for the most authentic flavors, or go ahead and add it to quesadillas, pasta, or pizza.

You really can’t go wrong!

7. Slow Cooker Sweet Pork Barbacoa

Need a new recipe for the old Crock-Pot? How about sweet pork barbacoa?

You’ll mix up brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, then sprinkle it over the pork.

Next comes the chicken broth and tomato paste, making it deeply flavorful and juicy.

Let the slow cooker do its thing, and it’s ready to devour in about eight hours.

8. Filipino Pork Barbecue Skewer

Filipino pork barbecue skewers are a delicious and easy-to-make dish you’ll crave again and again.

The marinade is a mix of soy sauce, Sprite, brown sugar, cane vinegar, bay leaves, garlic powder, and pepper.

It’s sweet, savory, and surprisingly light.

But that’s not all! You’ll also make a yummy glaze with banana ketchup, oyster sauce, chili sesame oil, lemon juice, and pepper.

Together, it makes magic!

9. Pork Stew

This pork stew is the perfect winter dish – hearty, filling, and chock-full of flavor. 

Start by browning the meat, then simmer it in chicken broth until it’s fall-apart tender. 

If you want extra flavor, add some smoked sausage and bacon, as well as a dash of apple cider vinegar. 

10. Leftover Pulled Pork Tater Tot Casserole

I almost always make too much pulled pork (is there even such a thing?). So I’m always looking for ways to use the leftovers.

And this tater tot casserole is my new fave!

It’s crispy on the top and meaty in the middle, with a dreamy, creamy sauce to boot. 

And best of all, it only takes about an hour to prepare!

11. Pork Vindaloo

Vindaloo is a Goan curry dish based on the Portuguese dish carne de vinha d’alhos.

You’ll find it in many Indian restaurants, and it’s known to be pretty spicy!

And while it’s often served with chicken or lamb, pork is the OG protein of choice.

Serve it with rice or naan bread, and feel free to adjust the spice levels. Or keep it hot and cool your tongue with some raita or chutney. 

12. Pork Carnitas

Pork carnitas is possibly my all-time favorite taco filling.

The name literally means “little meats” and is traditionally made with pork slow-cooked in lard until it is incredibly tender. 

The meat is shredded and broiled to give the edges some fantastic crispy texture.

There’s almost always orange juice in the marinade too, making it fresh and citrusy.

13. Smoked Pork Butt Tacos

Speaking of tacos…it doesn’t get any more mouthwateringly delicious than smoked pork butt tacos.

The perfect blend of savory and sweet, feel free to play around with the wood pellets.

I like hickory, but maple chips offer a really lovely caramelized flavor.

You’ll coat the whole chunk of meat in mustard so the rub sticks and forms a tasty crust.

Then, spray the meat with a mixture of apple juice and brown sugar.

14. Blackened Corn and Smoked Pork Soup

If you like sweet, savory, smoky flavors, this soup should be right up your alley.

While the blackened corn takes a little longer to make, it’s all done in the same Dutch oven.

So when it’s ready, you just throw everything else into the pot. Easy peasy!

Trust me, this soup is sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

15. Mexican Posole Soup

Mexican posole soup is a delicious and hearty dish you’ll make all winter long.

Made with pork, beans, and spices, it’s typically served with a variety of toppings such as shredded cilantro, cheddar, and lime wedges.

It’s absolutely irresistible!

16. Slow Roasted Honey Soy Pork

For those who appreciate a good, hearty meal that sticks to your ribs, check out this sticky, slow-roasted pork. 

It’s simple, really – just slow-roast the meat in the oven with some honey, spices, and soy sauce.

Then before you know it, you’ll have a succulent piece of pork that is dripping with flavor. 

17. Carolina Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Carolina pulled pork is a true labor of love. But luckily, the slow cooker picks up most of the slack.

Rubbed in brown sugar, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, and garlic powder, the meat is spiced and lightly sweet.

You’ll add a blend of apple cider vinegar, ground mustard, and brown sugar to the pot, too, so the meat doesn’t stick.

Pair it with crunchy slaw and fries. Yum!

18. Hawaiian Style Slow Cooker Kalua Pork

There’s nothing quite like the taste of Hawaiian-style Kalua pork. 

I first had this cooked underground, which is so fun – but not easy to recreate at home.

Don’t worry, though, you won’t have to dig a hole in the yard. This recipe goes right in the slow cooker and is just as delicious.

Serve on a bed of rice, topped with caramelized onions and roasted pineapple.

19. Instant Pot Boston Butt

As much as I adore slow-cooked pork, I can be impatient some days. And that’s when I turn to this Instant Pot recipe!

In the pressure cooker, you’ll get the same tender, flavorful meat in just over an hour!

Serve with mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables for a complete meal. 

20. Oven-Roasted Low and Slow Pork Butt

Make this Sunday one to remember and serve this oven-roasted pork butt. Your family will go gaga for this stuff!

Marinated in a savory blend of herbs and spices, it then takes a long spin in the oven until it’s tender and juicy. 

Serve with your favorite side dishes, and enjoy!

21. Cider-Brined Pulled Pork

Spice up your next cookout with this cider-brined pulled pork.

The sweet apple cider and savory spices combine to create a flavor that’s both unique and irresistible. 

Serve it on a soft bun with your favorite BBQ sauce. And don’t forget the slaw!

22. Tender Grilled Pork Butt

The key to any good pork butt dish is to go low and slow (unless you’re using the Instant Pot, of course).

And this recipe is no exception!

But unlike some of the other recipes here, you’ll use brown sugar bourbon seasoning and beef broth for maximum deliciousness.

23. Pork Ragu Fettuccine

If you’re a pasta lover, check out this pork ragu!

It’s packed with flavor, and the fettuccine provides the perfect canvas for the sauce. 

To really wow your guests, top each serving with a sprinkling of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

24. Smoked Pulled Pork Enchiladas

Tender pulled pork with rich enchilada sauce and melted cheese? Sign me up!

This dish will warm you up from the inside out, and I know you’ll want seconds.

Serve with a side of rice and a dollop of sour cream, and you’ve got a delicious meal that’s sure to please everyone at the table. 

25. Authentic Cuban Pork Roast

Pork marinated in a flavorful mix of lime juice, garlic, cumin, and oregano, then roasted to perfection is just as scrummy as it sounds.

It’s succulent, slightly spicy, and pairs well with rice and beans or a simple salad. 

For an extra touch of flavor, serve the pork with avocado slices and freshly chopped cilantro. 

25 BEST Pork Butt Recipes You’ll Love

If you’re a fan of juicy, tender, melt-in-your-mouth meat, you’ll want to bookmark these pork butt recipes. One bite, and you’ll go weak in the knees!

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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