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mpar98
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Can you Roast a Boston Butt in a crockpot?
I mean if I stuffed it with garlic added seasoning then just stuck it in a crockpot on low for say 10 hours? Or would it just fall apart?


QuiteTheConundrum
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re: Can you Roast a Boston Butt in a crockpot?
Would burn


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TheWiz
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re: Can you Roast a Boston Butt in a crockpot?
A quick google search says yes...

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Yesca11
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re: Can you Roast a Boston Butt in a crockpot?
You absolutely can. Wouldn't hurt to season and brown it first though


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fillmoregandt
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re: Can you Roast a Boston Butt in a crockpot?
Roast? No
Cook down into pull-apart goodness? Definitely


thickandthin
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re: Can you Roast a Boston Butt in a crockpot?
I've done it many times. Season well and add a bit of water the fat will add enough moisture that it won't burn

ETA: I do it for pulled pork as well and add sesoned sliced onion on top
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summersausage
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re: Can you Roast a Boston Butt in a crockpot?
I've had pulled pork at a b-day party done in a crock pot and it was phenomenal


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BayouBlitz
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re: Can you Roast a Boston Butt in a crockpot?
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Roast? No Cook down into pull-apart goodness? Definitely


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Gris Gris
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re: Can you Roast a Boston Butt in a crockpot?
It will work just fine in the crock pot. No grilled or smoked flavor but it will be a good pork roast. I agree with browning it a bit first. Could do that on the pit, also, and then toss it in the crock pot.


LSUballs
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re: Can you Roast a Boston Butt in a crockpot?
You can cook a butt in a crock pot and have some nice pulled pork. It's pretty damn greasy though. Smoked for a couple hours and finished in the crock pot would be better. Will render some fat and add some flavor. Or do a loin roast...


Gris Gris
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re: Can you Roast a Boston Butt in a crockpot?
Agree on the greasy part. I trim as much as possible and take the gravy out to get the grease from that as well. I don't use it for pulled pork. I make more of a pork roast and gravy.


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re: Can you Roast a Boston Butt in a crockpot?
I feel that the crock pot will often dry out the meat. Is there any way to prevent this?


StringedInstruments
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re: Can you Roast a Boston Butt in a crockpot?
My preferred way to cook pork while at home.

A nice trick if you want carnitas is to shred the pork after it's finished. Lay it out on a baking sheet and splash a bunch of the leftover juice/fat over it all. Then pop it until a broiler until it just begins to brown.


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BayouBlitz
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re: Can you Roast a Boston Butt in a crockpot?
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It will work just fine in the crock pot.


But I wouldn't call that 'roasting'.


Degas
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re: Can you Roast a Boston Butt in a crockpot?
Yep. It's almost a cut of meat that's perfect for a crock pot. Agree on the greasy part as you need to pick around it if you're going to eat it right away. If you're eating the next day, you simply spoon the cold fat off.

On a side note, I was shocked to know that you can cook meat in a crock pot without covering with liquid. For instance, season some baby backs as you would, then simply put them in an oiled crock and go for 8 hours. You'll get a surprising result.


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sawfiddle
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re: Can you Roast a Boston Butt in a crockpot?
Yeah, I like to brine it, brown it really well, then throw in the crockpot with a splash of water and covered in red/green bell peppers, onions, and cherries.
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bdevill
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re: Can you Roast a Boston Butt in a crockpot?

I prefer a pork shoulder roast in a slow cooker. Boston Butt's are best thrown on the grill.


Coater
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re: Can you Roast a Boston Butt in a crockpot?
pour a couple cans of dr pepper over it after seasoning it


Jerry Curl
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re: Can you Roast a Boston Butt in a crockpot?
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I prefer a pork shoulder roast in a slow cooker. Boston Butt's are best thrown on the grill.



Now that's funny.


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Geaux2Hell
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re: Can you Roast a Boston Butt in a crockpot?
The thing about most crock pots is that they are very good at retaining moisture. Use less liquid than you would typically use if cooking in the oven or stovetop. I use mine mainly for cooking beans and one-pot dishes, but will do the occasional roast. Browning the meat first will always produce a more flavorful dish.


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