It’s grilling season, y’all. So dust off that grill and make a show stopping pork butt to tantalize and amaze your friends and family. With 4th of July around the corner, I can’t think of a more appropriate topic 😉
I, personally, am not a grilling expert, but after watching my boyfriend (who is basically an expert) prep and smoke this lovely pork butt, I kind of feel like I am…and you can, too!
This one actually won a contest and was dubbed the #1 Butt!!
Step 1: Buy a butt
Look for a butt for however many guests you are feeding. I think ours was 8 lbs and it fed approximately 15 people. You want some fat on the butt, but not a huge sheet of fat, because then it will be super greasy tasting.
Step 2: Make a rub
We made a rub using this recipe. It tenderized the meat and gave it amazing flavor.
You can even make a shaker out of a mason jar!
Step 3: Make an injection
An injection keeps the meat moist throughout the long cook time. We used this recipe here, featuring apple juice!
You can find injectors in lots of stores, in a variety of sizes and materials. We like this stainless steel one found on Amazon.