I’m a big fan of butts. Especially when they come from the meat section at Market Basket (arguably the best price I have seen). I have about 200 recipes highlighting the fantastic nature of pork butts and this post is 201. The difference here is I am taking it to a new level of no waste recipe. Part one I am going to tell you how to prepare your pork so you can use it in a variety of ways. Part 2 is a stock recipe that is knock your socks off. And part 3 is some sauce recipes to jazz up your pork but for any cuisine!
- Pork butt (I have half a butt because, I am one person)
- 1 strip bacon
- 1/2 white onion
- 3 gloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon beef stock (better than bouillon)
- 1 cup water
- salt and pepper
- Whenever throwing anything into the crock pot and cooking it forever, it is always good practice to give it a good sear first. This provides additional flavor.
- Sear pork and place into a crock pot. Stab it a few times and insert the garlic cloves into slits you’ve created.
- Make the onion into big chunks, and place around the butt.
- Add in the beef stock and water. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top. Place bacon on top of butt
- Cook on low for 10-13hrs. I used the juices to baste the pork a few times.
- Now your pork is ready for any recipe!