Slow Roasted Pork

Most of the time I use a slow cooker to cook a pork roast, but last year I saw a new way of cooking this kind of pork on the cooking blog Leite’s Culinaria.  I have followed David’s blog for a number of years, and some years ago was one of his recipe testers.  The idea of slow roasting in the oven was interesting as I have not tried this with pork.  Actually, I haven’t done slow roasting in an oven at all since the turkey disaster.  But I liked the idea of ‘bark’, the crunchy flavorful exterior that comes when you get pork at a smokehouse style restaurant.  The recipe on Leite’s Culinaria calls for the pork to be wrapped in foil, but they never do this at a smokehouse so I didn’t either.  One of his editors didn’t either, and hers came out great, so here we go. I rubbed the pork with a spice mixture, wrapped it in wax paper then plastic, and put it in the frig overnight to let the flavors mingle.

Slow Roasted Pork | From My Carolina Home

I placed it on a rack over a pan…

Slow Roasted Pork | From My Carolina Home

and put it in a slow 250 degree oven in the morning.

Slow Roasted Pork | From My Carolina Home

It roasted for 7-1/2 hours.  Long, slow cooking while I was quilting and crafting, and having fun.  The bark was wonderfully developed, and the internal temperature was 190 degrees.  Now all I needed was a quick salad and some steamed veggies, and we had dinner.

Slow Roasted Pork | From My Carolina Home

Let it rest for 30 minutes before serving, tent with foil to keep it warm.

Slow Roasted Pork | From My Carolina Home

Ah, look at this! Moist and juicy, lovely crunchy exterior with intense flavor!

Slow Roasted Pork | From My Carolina Home

The meat doesn’t shred while slicing, so it holds together for serving or making sandwiches.

Slow Roasted Pork | From My Carolina Home

Lovely for eating now, great for sandwiches tomorrow.

Slow Roasted Pork | From My Carolina Home

A little barbeque sauce and yum!!

Slow Roasted Pork | From My Carolina Home

Slow Roasted Pork

1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 4-pound pork Boston butt roast

Mix spices, rub into pork. Wrap and refrigerate overnight.  Unwrap and place on a rack over a baking pan. Place in a 250 degree oven, roast for 7-8 hours or until internal temperature reaches 190 degrees. Let rest 30 minutes. Slice and serve.

Slow Roasted Pork | From My Carolina Home


8 thoughts on “Slow Roasted Pork

  1. Barbara Jenkins

    Sounds delicious. We love pork roasts too so I’ll give this one a try. I like to make a gravy with ours but hubby is on a no grain portion of his diet right now so we will do without it….

  2. Good Morning Carole! Oh my Yumminess….just woke up and having my cup of coffee and my taste buds are a watering for the delicious delicacy of this pork roast! You are constantly teaching me new methods; I love it! I am pretty positive that Kevin and I are going to be having your pork roast recipe for dinner one night this week! Not sure what we will be having as side dishes though. So glad that you decided to share this method and your spice mixture for seasoning because lately nothing has been sounding very good. Another added bonus, I imagine, to roasting the pork this way is the added aroma throughout the house as it is roasting! I can not wait for that intoxicating aroma either!

    Well, Deanna and I began sewing our half square triangles together yesterday afternoon. She managed to get quite a few, like 105, done. Just sewn together; no pressing or squared up though. I managed to get about 25 sewn together; just sewn, no pressing or squared up either. I was pacing a lot, my Mom was in the hospital with Pneumonia and was supposed to be released and Dad would let me know. Well, I never got a phone call and was worried that she had gotten worse, but Mom had told me not to call and they would let me know when they knew. I finally called at about 5. She had been released, but she forgot to tell Dad to call me. LOL. So she is home and resting well and recovering! Hopefully today, I can play catch up. LOL. Have a fantastic creative day Carole!

  3. manasotavacation

    How easy is this! I love the ‘bark’ also and will be trying this very soon. BTW, your one pan fish and spinach recipe from waaay back is my “go to” and I play around w/ the greens I add and the shallot/garlic/onion…etc. It turns out delicious EVERY TIME and ONE PAN to clean…..I thank you every time I make it!!

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