Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

Making Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder is so easy and always turns out extremely flavorful and tender!  Wonderful with a nice sauce and a starch side, or in an incredible sandwich!  Save the bones for stock or use when making New Orleans Red Beans and Rice!  Delicious!

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder
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This Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder is so flavorful and is really quite simple. Slow cook until juicy. Garlic and a couple herbs make this roast sing! Use the left-over bone for stocks or when cooking up red beans and rice!
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 - 8
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, chopped, plus 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 (4 lb) pork butt (shoulder)
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425 F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, sage, salt and pepper.
  3. Using a small brush, or your hands, spread the mixture all over the pork butt.
  4. Make slits in the meat, about ½-inch wide and deep. Insert the garlic slices into the slits.
  5. Set the meat on a rack in a roasting pan.
  6. Roast for 20 minutes and then reduce the heat to 325 F.
  7. Cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the roast reads 185F., about 4 hours.
  8. Remove the roast from the oven and let stand for at least 20 minutes.
  9. Slice and serve!


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