Pork butt roast, also known as Boston butt, is a flavorful and inexpensive cut of pork that can feed a crowd. A boneless pork butt roast usually weighs 4-6 pounds and is easy to cook if you follow a few simple steps. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to cook a delicious boneless pork butt roast

1. How To Cook Pork Butt Roast


  • 1 boneless pork butt roast ( 4-6 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth


Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).

In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic, dried rosemary, thyme, sage, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create a flavorful herb rub.

Remove the pork butt from its packaging and pat it dry with paper towels. Rub the herb mixture all over the pork, making sure to coat all sides evenly. Allow the seasoned roast to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes to enhance the flavors.

In a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear the pork on all sides until a golden-brown crust forms, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Place the seared pork butt in a roasting pan or the Dutch oven. Add the chicken or vegetable broth to the pan.

Roast the pork in the preheated oven for approximately 20-25 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches 190-200°F (88-93°C). Baste the pork with the pan juices every hour to keep it moist.

Once the pork is cooked to perfection, remove it from the oven and let it rest for 20-30 minutes. This resting period allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat. Carve the roast into slices or shred it for serving.

Serve the herb-rubbed slow-roasted boneless pork butt roast with your favorite sides. Mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a simple green salad make excellent accompaniments. Enjoy the succulent and flavorful pork!

This easy cooking method results in a super flavorful and moist boneless pork butt roast. The initial searing adds great depth of flavor while the slow braising keeps the meat incredibly tender. Cooking it low and slow is the key. If you want to cook pork butt to make pulled pork, you can read this article.

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