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Old 09-05-2010, 11:37 AM   #1
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Using Pork Butt

I bought an 8 Lb chunk of Pork Butt. I was going to smoke/slow cook some for barbeque meat. Being that it is just for me and DH what other things can I do with it?

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Old 09-05-2010, 11:40 AM   #2
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Separate the leftovers into meal-sized portions and freeze them.
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I simmer my mine with bay and onion and some chicken broth until done and then shred with a fork and bake for an hour with some of the liquid and a couple of oranges (squeezed) Great for tacos.
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I just bought one of a similar size that I'm going to smoke in my stovetop smoker for barbecue. It's awesome and is good enough to fool many of the 'cue critics here in western Kentucky. Can't wait, but I have to make some homemade hamburger buns to put it on...then, it'll be "to die for."
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:54 PM   #5
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How long do you smoke one this size? Do you cut it up into smaller peices?
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:05 PM   #6
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An 8-pounder can take 12 hours to reach an internal temperature around 190F-200F. It doesn't have to have smoke the whole time but it should cook at a temp of around 225F to 250F.
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Freeze the bone for a pot of beans. YUM.
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:13 PM   #8
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BBQ pork pizza. Use some bbq sauce as replacement for the tomato sauce, your pork, and some shredded jack cheese.
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How long do you smoke one this size? Do you cut it up into smaller peices?

I smoke it whole on top of the stove for about an hour and a half, then slow cook it in the oven, tightly covered, for several hours. It just falls off the bone and shreds like a dream.
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chicharon, tacos, quesadillas. flautas, soup. . .the possibilities are endless.
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