Oven Baked BBQ Pork Butt
There is nothing like grilling and smoking the meat for 8 hours, but if you’re pressed for time then this recipe gives you a great flavor for being slow-roasted indoors. We make this Oven Baked BBQ Pork Butt several times a year when we don’t have the 8 hours to spare. You can use the Pork Shoulder cut as well, but the Butt has more fat marbled in, which keeps the meat juicer while it cooks. We’ve used both but prefer the Pork Butt.
For the rub, we have used all of our BBQ rubs, so they all taste great and work well. Our St. Louis, Kansas City and Other Pork Rub, all work well, since they all impart their own saucy taste with this recipe but also with all our pork and rib recipes. So you need to decide which flavor profile rub you are in the mood for. Sweet? Spicy? Both? Grill 2 roasts and try 2 different rubs. We do.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Trim 1 (4- to 5-lb.) bone-in Boston butt pork roast. Rinse and pat dry.
Rub well with 1/4 cup Other Pork Rub. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes (or 3-4 hours in the refrigerator if you have the time).
Place pork in an aluminum foil-lined 13- x 9-inch pan. Bake 4 to 4 1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 195°.
Let stand 15 minutes.
Shred pork with 2 forks.