Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder is such a gorgeous and equally delicious roast.

It is so easy to prepare and always turns out extremely flavorful and tender!

It is absolutely heavenly with a wonderful pan gravy. Just look at this roast!

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder on a platter with a side of gravy

SLOW ROASTED PORK SHOULDER IS EASY TO PREPARE

This roast is glorious when served during the holidays, but we love it so much, we make it year-round.

Watch us show you how easy it is to prepare this amazing Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder!

Pork shoulder’s are easily found in the meat department of most well-stocked supermarkets. Although we love to get our from our favorite location butcher.

Slow cooking the roast gently breaks down the marbling so it literally melts in your mouth with every bite.

This roast is the real deal.

A knife and fork cutting a slow roasted pork shoulder

You’ll want to use an instant-read thermometer to ensure you reach the perfect temperature for this slow roasted pork shoulder.

We love the roast to be just a little pink on the inside. There is absolutely no health risk for a little pinkness, and the flavor is incredible.

Oh, you had us at: Roasted Pork Shoulder.

Sliced slow roasted pork shoulder on a platter with gravy

SIMPLE PAN GRAVY IS THE PERFECT ADDITION TO THIS ROAST

Of course gravy is a must with this incredible slow roasted pork shoulder.

Make a simple roux in a large skillet, and then add chicken stock with salt and pepper, and you’ve got a perfect pan gravy for this roast.

Divine!

Pan gravy pouring onto a slow roasted pork shoulder

BONE-IN ADDS MORE FLAVOR TO A PORK ROAST

We love getting a bone-in pork shoulder. Talk about flavor!

We save the bone and then use it when we’re making our incredible New Orleans Red Beans and Rice!

I mean, come on…just look at this Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder!

Sliced slow roasted pork shoulder with gravy on top.

We just can’t rave enough about this Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder.

And you can’t believe how easy it is to prepare.

This is truly a dish you will keep in your rotation for one of those meals that is so impressive, and not much trouble at all. Mmmmmm.

Gravy being poured onto slow roasted pork shoulder

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

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!
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pork, Slow-Cooker
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 356 kcal
Author: Kris Longwell

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp garlic chopped, plus 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh sage chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (one) 4 lb pork butt (shoulder)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.

  2. Liberally sprinkle salt and pepper all over the roast. 

  3. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, and sage.

  4. Using a small brush, or your hands, spread the mixture all over the pork butt.
  5. Make slits in the meat, about 1/2-inch wide and deep. Insert the garlic slices into the slits.
  6. Set the meat on a rack in a roasting pan.
  7. Cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the roast reads 155°F, about 25 minutes per pound.  

  8. Remove the roast from the oven and let stand for 15 minutes.

  9. Slice and serve!

Recipe Video

8 Comments

    • Hi there!! I’ve never done this roast in our Instant Pot…I have no doubt it could be done successfully, you’d obviously have to adjust the timing. Plus, the skin won’t get crispy, but it will still be delicious. We’ll look into and let you know!! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • This is exactly how our family has been making pork shoulder for generations. It was spot on! I hope I’m not being condescending when I say you guys are so flipping cute!

    • Dawn!! You’re not being condescending at all!! Are you kidding…we’re a couple of hams and love it!! Truly, it means the world to us that you enjoy what we do, and especially that you love this pork roast. It’s so good, right?? 🙂 Stay in touch!! xoxo Kris & Wesley

  • Happy New Year 2019! I stumbled upon your recipe for the slow roasted pork shoulder during my search for a new recipe to start off our New Year. I really can’t tell you how much my family enjoyed this park roast. The combination of garlic, oil, and herbs created the most delicious crust. Nice and crispy with a fall apart, juicy pork roast. I did not make the pan gravy, though, as I served baked sweet
    potatoes. It’s our family tradition to always have pork roast and hoppin’ John on New Year’s Day, and this did not disappoint. To put it simply, it was heavenly. Thanks so much for this deliciously simple recipe!

    • Toni!! So very sorry for the delayed response, but your message makes us so very happy!! We absolutely love that pork roast and we couldn’t be more thrilled that you and your family ejoyed it. Thank you so much for letting us know. That means the world to us. Happy New Year and we truly hope you and your loved ones have a brilliant year!! Best, Kris & Wesley

        • Hi Lynda! So sorry for that error, and thank you for bringing it to our attention. A 4 lb. roast should take about 2 to 2 1/2 hours, in all. Recipe has been updated. Hope you try it and hope you like it as much as we do!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

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