Best Boston Butt Roast Ever in a Crockpot!

The smell alone of this roast cooking is wonderful, the taste is moist and amazing. You can eat it this straight from the crockpot and any leftover are perfect for a wonderful sandwich with your favorite sauces~

1 Boston Butt up to 4lbs
Seasoning Rub:
1 tsp salt
2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp white pepper
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp tarragon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground thyme
1/2 tsp marjoram
1/2 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp whole basil
1/2 cup applesauce regular or cinnamon flavored
1/4 cup water or Apple Brandy
Optional : crockpot cooking bags (tip: put water on the bottom of the crockpot first so they don't burst.)

 A can cooking spray.

Spray Boston Butt with cooking spray in a 5 quart crockpot. Add all herbs and spices to the top, fat side up. Add applesauce to the bottom with water. The taste is great and falls of the bone. Serve with mashed potatoes, gravy and wonderful hot crusty Italian Bread! Any leftovers? Try some of Curt's sauces on this great pork on a sandwich.
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Belinda @zomppa said...

Nice! Tender pork that falls of the bone...perfect for these colder and colder evenings.

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

That is one great looking port roast! The crockpot in our kitchen needs one of these soon!

Sortachef said...

Wow, what a great technique, Claudia. Your pork roast looks fantastic, and I can think of many other ways to use this method of cooking. Thanks so much!

Angie's Recipes said...

The roast looks so darn succulent and delish!

Spicie Foodie said...

You have so many great Crockpot recipes. This one also looks so good. I wish I had more counter space so I could get a Crockpot. They look like they would really come in handy.

Carolyn said...

This looks like a great recipe, I love all the spices you have in there!

Claudia said...

Those fabulous spices would create an inviting aroma. Having that sweetly fall off the bone is my favorite. The fact that you can let it cook while you do something else is perfect.

Reeni said...

I love roasts cooked in the crockpot! I bet this was incredibly tender and moist! And so flavorful with that rub.

redkathy said...

Oh my gosh Claudia this sounds so delicious. The applesauce on the bottom is ingenious! I made one in the oven for Sunday dinner. Too bad for me you didn't post this Saturday, I used apple juice!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Beautiful flavours in a beautiful roast!! I don't think I could ever be vegetarian in your house Claudia *sigh*

whozyerdanny said...

Great minds think alike indeed! Your flavor combinations are bold, interesting and exciting. Never thought of posting the slow cooker option in my post....very clever.

Kate said...

Holy cow- or should I say Holy pig, Claudia. That looks amazing. So often slow cooker meats feel waterlogged but that looks perfect. Thanks!!! Kate @kateiscooking

Joanne said...

I've got a husband that would torture me into making that delicous looking roast for him if he saw the photos and your post. BACK AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER NOW! TED!!!!
Delicious! - and I thought it was something (or someone ;) ) that I might want to be on the look out for in the Boston Marathon. Especially since I'll be looking at alot of behinds at my pace.

Evan @swEEts said...

Crockpot meals are so wonderful in the winter time. I can't wait to try this!

Magic of Spice said...

You have such amazing Crockpot recipes...the boys would love this :)

Kristin King said...

That pork looks so mouthwatering! Yum.

Patsyk said...

Looks like a crockpot winner! I'm printing this off to try next week. I especially love that it's more than just a can of soup thrown in with it.