How to make it

  • 1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and very soft, about 20 minutes.
  • 2. Increase heat to high; add chili powder, cumin, paprika and cayenne and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Add beer, ketchup, vinegar, mustard, tomato paste, chipotle pepper and adobo sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is slightly thickened, 10 minutes. Meanwhile, trim all visible fat from the pork.
  • 3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the pork, spooning sauce over it. Cover the pan, transfer to the oven and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Turn the pork over, cover, and bake for 1 1/2 hours more. Uncover and bake until a fork inserted into the meat turns easily, 1 to 2 hours more.
  • 4. Transfer the pork to a large bowl and cover with foil. Pour the sauce into a large measuring cup or glass bowl and refrigerate until the fat and sauce begin to separate, 15 minutes. Skim off the fat. Return the sauce to the pan and heat over medium-high until hot, about 4 minutes.
  • 5. Remove the bone and any remaining pieces of fat from the meat. The bone should easily slip away from the tender meat. Pull the pork apart into long shreds using two forks. Add the hot sauce to the meat; stir to combine. Serve hot.
  • NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 281 calories; 14 g fat
  • Boston butt (or "Boston-style butt," "fresh pork butt," "pork shoulder") can weigh upwards of 10 pounds, so you may have to ask your butcher to cut one down for this recipe.
  • MAKE AHEAD TIP: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

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  • djimmey 8 years ago
    Making it right now, however missing the canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce. But maybe can add it later, and or next time, as that is not a stocked item in the local store of Eatonville,WA.
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    " It was excellent "
    mamalou ate it and said...
    I made this last weekend...yummy...nice and spicey!!
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    " It was excellent "
    mamalou ate it and said...
    Looks like just the recipe for my daughter's graduation party!! Thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    linspj ate it and said...
    Looks very good.
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  • pamelanava 9 years ago
    YES!! We will definitely try this one! Thank you for sharing!
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  • hollymayb 10 years ago
    I do something similar, but in the crockpot! I put it on in the morning and take it out when I get home. I like your sauce recipe better though- Thanks!
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  • luvthewho 10 years ago
    This recipe looks great. Thanks for the post.
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  • wynnebaer 10 years ago
    A must try........:)
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