Super Easy and Delicious Pork Recipe

I love the simplicity of crock pots, but (although I love moist meat) I get tired of wet meat.  So here’s a recipe with the simplicity and moist reliability of a crock pot but the fabulous taste and crust of a slow roasting in the oven!  This recipe–this one’s a keeper!  My family gobbles this dish up every time.  It requires little prep time, and it cooks while you go about the business of the day.  You must get the cut called “pork butt” or “Boston butt” (I know, such an attractive name.), or you’ll have a dried out disaster.  A pork tenderloin roast won’t appreciate being treated this way.

This recipe, my baked cod recipe, and our paprika chicken recipe are three recipes that never fail in my house.


Roast Boston Butt

4 lb. pork butt or Boston butt

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 275˚ F.
  1. Mix spices together.
  1. Lay Boston butt out on a cutting board and vigorously rub spices all over it.
  1. Place Boston butt into 9 x13 glass dish with the fat side up and slow roast it for 6 hours.
  1. Remove from oven and use 2 forks to tear meat apart.
  1. Serve immediately. It is delicious as is, but it is also good with a BBQ sauce or mustard.

Family “gustar” report:  It’s a 6/6 in my house.  I’ve even made this when visiting back home for a family Mother’s Day gathering including my mom and dad, my in-laws, and my sisters.  They all really enjoyed it.  I like it best plain, but one of my sisters likes it with our BBQ sauce.


Merry, merry Christmas!  I hope this recipe idea makes your holiday planning a little easier!  It is another recipe featured in one of Molly Green’s Bite Sized Guides:  Holiday Cooking–A gluten-free, Dairy-free Celebration, which I helped co-author.

You deserve to eat right for your body.  You deserve that.  You deserve to feel as good as you can feel.  So, choose that.  It’s your choice.  It’s not anyone else’s.  Don’t wake up one day wondering how all those simple, bad choices landed you in a life you feel you didn’t choose.


12 thoughts on “Super Easy and Delicious Pork Recipe

    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      Now I know you eat pork–so you have to ask for this cut! It’s so easy and slow-cooked rubbed with spices, it tastes great! Plus, it’s usually a very nice budget price!

      Looks fancy–but how does it sound (butt?)? Hahaha on the Google search! Now, who knows what kind of spam ads will pop up after searching for “butts…”

  1. EmilyMaine

    I made something like this once but the recipe said to cut off the fat so it dried out big time. I think that was the big mistake! I have been craving pork recently so might give this a whirl 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and yours lovely Terri X

    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      THAT is a bummer! If this is rubbed really well with those spices (or your own favorites) and slow cooked, it is almost fire-proof! I’ve overcooked it a couple of times, and although not as moist as I wanted, I didn’t ruin it. Nothing a little sauce couldn’t salvage! But normally I get it out of the oven on time and it’s just right, nice and moist on the inside, and the end pieces are crusty and spicy. Pork is one of my favorites. When I was in my first trimester, I craved awful a dish we eat here called biscuits and gravy. (Do you have that?) Man. Those almond flour biscuits and coconut milk sausage gravy never tasted so good to anyone, I don’t think. Anyhow, talky-talky here, that is a bummer yours dried out. I get mad when my food doesn’t turn out. Ha!


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