Crock pot BBQ Boston Butt (pork)

by Sonya Dwyer

Ingredients

Boston Butt, your choice of size
1 large onion
Butter (optional)
Olive oil (optional)
Salt and pepper
Garlic powder or minced garlic (optional)
BBQ sauce (I like "Bone Suckin' Sauce", but your choice)

Instructions

Cut the onion into large chunks and place at the bottom of the crockpot. Sear the seasoned (salt/pepper) pork butt on all sides (optional, but it gives the meat a flavorful, deep brown crust) in a large pan with a small amount of butter and/or olive oil, then place in crockpot. Sprinkle with garlic powder or add minced garlic (optional). Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours (the time may change depending on the size of the roast). Remove the meat once it is falling apart (about an hour before serving), drain off much of the liquid and remove the onions from the crockpot. Shred the meat and return to the crockpot, and add BBQ sauce to taste. simmer on warm or low until serving.

Note: You can serve this plain, or with buns and extra BBQ on the side.