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(No) Pit-Roasted Boston Butt

Delicious pork roast recipe for a sumptuous family dinner.
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Makes 30 Servings
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Ingredients
Directions
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Remove Boston butt roast from refrigerator. Season with salt and rub with bourbon brown sugar seasoning mix. Let rest 30 min. in cool room
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Preheat oven to 250°
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Heat large, cast-iron Dutch oven over medium-low* until a drop of water sizzles, 5 to 8 min
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Add 2 Tbsp. of oil to Dutch oven, then carefully place roast in a pan. Brown bottom thoroughly, about 5 min
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Rotate roast about 90°. Continue cooking and turning roast until thoroughly browned on all sides, about 20 min. total
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Remove roast to platter. Pour bourbon and cook, scraping the bottom to get any browned bits of meat, until reduced by half, about 5 min
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Return roast to pan. Arrange vegetables around roast. Add enough stock to cover about 3/4 of the roast
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Cover Dutch oven and place in the center of the oven. Turn roast by 90° every 2 hours, adding more stock if needed
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Cook until the meat pulls apart at a touch
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8 hours in total. Remove to a warm platter and rest 15 min. before serving