Do you love those pulled pork sandwiches you get at a BBQ place? Have you ever tried to buy enough to go that would feed a family or party? It is ridiculous! So I have developed this BBQ Pork Recipe for my family. It is a great thing to serve at family get togethers because you can make it the day before.
No one has to stand at the grill flipping burgers, no hot dogs lost between the grates. No one has to watch Uncle Bob to make sure he doesn’t burn his eyebrows off. Just 15 minutes of standing at the stove, 8 ingredients, and a few hours of letting the oven do all the work and boom you have delicious, tender, juicy pork that can either be cut into slices or pulled apart and drowned in sauce.
For this recipe I like to use my Dutch oven. You can use a roasting pan, casserole dish, or even a 13×9 cake pan and have great results.
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Mix the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Mrs. Dash in a small bowl. Rub on all sides of the pork butt.
Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat with just enough olive oil in the bottom to keep the meat from sticking. Sear the pork butt on all sides including the ends (support with tongs if you need to). Your not cooking it here your just searing it for flavor. It should only take a minute or so per side. Remove and set aside.
Sauté the onion in the same pan. Add oil if necessary. (You just want to sear them as well your not cooking it yet.)
Add the broth, bay leaves, and pork butt back into the pan.
Place uncovered in a oven preheated to 350. Cook for 2 1/2 to 3 hours (till thermometer reads 170).
Place roast on a cutting board and remove strings. Let meat cool for 10 minutes before cutting/ pulling.
Serve with bbq sauce as a sandwich.
It is great at room temperature or you can heat it with the bbq sauce in a large pot on low before serving.