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We tend to use pork butt, or Boston butt as it's so often named in the store, solely for shredded or pulled pork and, while that is a classic, pork butt can be so much more!
In this recipe roundup, I will feature 5 different recipes that use this somewhat inexpensive cut of pork in ways that are a little less common.
Let's just jump right in!
1. Smoked Pork Steaks
If you are looking for the perfect thing to cook in the smoker, look no further than smoked pork steaks. While these can also be grilled hot and fast, low and slow gives them more time in the smoke and that's only a good thing!
2. Butterflied Pork Butts in the Smoker
In this recipe, we'll be looking at creating a butterflied pork butt i.e. a butterflied pork shoulder. I often remove the bone from pork butts before smoking them and sometimes I get them from the store with the bone already removed..
3. Sliced Pork Butt Sliders
It occurred to me a while back that every time we do a pork butt, it's always pulled and while that's an amazing way to serve smoked pork butt, it's equally good sliced. In this recipe, we are going to smoke a pork butt..
4. Smoked Pork Country Style Ribs
Smoked pork country style ribs are usually cut from the pork butt and since they can get done in about 4 hours, they are a great option when you are trying to get food on the table in a relatively short period of time. You can put these on just after lunch and they'll be ready for dinner..
5. Smoked Pork Burnt Ends
I love burnt ends, of any kind really, and I particularly love these injected pork burnt ends more than the ones made from brisket. In this recipe, I will show you how to not only make the burnt ends from start to finish but I'll show you how to inject a little buttery flavor into the inside..