This Smoked Pork Butt Recipe May Bring You Luck in the New Year by Donna John
My brother-in-law makes a mean pork butt. This is the easy marinade recipe he shared with me that he uses for his oven-baked pork butt. My husband turned it into a smoked pork butt recipe that did spend just a little time in the oven at the end.
To put it simply, this dinner recipe is divine. If it doesn't win you a medal, it will certainly win you lots of smiles. Use it for pork tacos, pulled pork sandwiches or eat it as is. Leftovers can be frozen to enjoy later.
Fun Fact: In the south, people eat pork on New Year's Day because it's said to bring good luck.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 to 7 hours
Total Time: 6 hours and 15 minutes to 7 hours and 15 minutes
- 1 pork butt (4 - 7 pounds), if large you can cut it in half
- 1/2 - 3/4 cups brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 6 cloves garlic
- 2 onions, cut in half
- squirt of Sriracha sauce (to taste)
- 1 bottle beer
- 2 large onions, sliced
Here's how to make it:
- Put all the marinade ingredients into a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Put the pork butt into a large roasting pan or disposable roasting pan. Pour the marinade over the meat and rub to coat.
- Put the meat into a smoker. Smoke 6 to 8 hours over indirect heat, depending on how big the pork butt is.
- Check the pork with a meat thermometer. The pork is done when the internal temperature reaches 195 to 205 degrees F.
- Let the pork butt rest at least 30 minutes before shredding. Another option is to place the pork butt on a bed of sliced onions in a large roasting pan, pour a bottle of beer into the bottom and put into a 250-degree F oven for an hour or two. If doing this, you can pull it off before it reaches 195 degrees F.
Alternate oven directions: Place the pork butt on a bed of onions in a large roasting pan. Add a bottle of beer or water to the bottom of the pan. Cook at 300-degrees F for 6 to 7 hours or until internal temperature reaches 195 to 205 degrees F.
Note: If your pork butt is small, you can cut the marinade in half.
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