Crockpot Asian Bourbon Boston Butt Roast

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

1- 2 to 3 pound boneless Boston Butt Roast
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ginger powder
salt and pepper
1/2 cup bourbon
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 cup chicken stock
cold water
3 tablespoons cornstarch

Rub roast with salt and pepper in a 4-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown meat on all sides in oil. Transfer meat to a crock pot.

Add remaining oil and garlic. Add bourbon, soy sauce, ginger powder and chicken stock.  Pour mixture over roast in slow cooker.
Cover and cook on high for 4 1/2 to 5 hours or on low for 9 to 10 hours, or until meat falls apart with a fork.

 You can actually use to make sandwiches like pulled pork or make a meal with rice and use the juice for a gravy.

For a roast dinner:
Transfer roast to a meat platter; cover and keep warm.  Pour 3 cups of the juices into a medium saucepan. Over medium heat, bring to a boil. Make a paste of 4 tablespoons of cold water and the 3 tablespoons of corn starch to thicken for gravy. Add into the boiling hot broth continue to boil and stirring until thickened.
To serve, carve meat and spoon some sauce over. Serve with jasmine rice and vegetables.  If you would prefer to make pulled pork, take two fork and pull the meat apart.

 Place just the meat into a large deep bowl and add your favorite barbecue sauce, mixing the meat and sauce all together then serve on a hard roll or bun.


  1. This looks awesome. I never would have thought of doing an Asian twist on pulled pork.

  2. That is fall off the bone!! Amazing!

  3. This sure is timely, I am thawing a pork roast right now! I was not sure what I was going to do with it, but I wanted something different from the usual pork carnitas. Asian does sound like a nice change and I like the suggestion of having it over rice. Thanks Claudia-I am sure I will be enjoying this soon!

  4. This sounds very good Claudia and I like the shot with the sauce drizzle

  5. This looks amazing, Claudia! I'm copying to try...thank you!!!

  6. Looks delicious and makes me feel soooo hungry! Mmm...

  7. Mmm...pork is so good when it's done in the crock pot. These flavors are wonderful, a must try recipe for me!

  8. I'm seriously drooling over your pulled pork. Love the addition of the bourbon, and not just a drop of it, but 1/2 cup. Incredible combination of spices put together...yumm, it's a keeper:DDD

  9. WOW! That looks good. Claudia, you are just such a good cook.

  10. Dear Claudia, How delicious that looks!! I bet that sandwich is just great! Blessings my dear, Catherine xo

  11. This looks wonderful Claudia! I love all the Asian flavors of the pork!

  12. Asian with bourbon? That sounds intriguing! :) Mmm.

  13. Made this today and it is an excellent twist on pulled pork!! Will be making this again.

  14. What an amazing recipe Claudia! I'm pinning this!
    Thanks so much for dropping by, I so appreciate it!


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