Best Cooking Methods: braise, slow-roast, hot-smoke
Also Known As: pork butt, Boston butt, shoulder roast, fresh ham
If you’ve ever eaten pulled pork at a barbecue joint, then you’ve enjoyed pork shoulder. Flavorful and economical, this bargain cut is perfect for feeding a crowd (or several meals for a hungry family—it freezes nicely when well wrapped.) Whether bone-in or boneless, slow and low cooking is the way to go with this one—try it in your slow cooker for a low-effort meal with big impact.