Smoked Pork Butt
Contributed by: NAPSA
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This recipe for smoked pork butt will rival any restaurant meal.
- 7 lbs fresh pork butt
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp chili powder
- Wood chips
- Suggestion: apple or other fruit flavor
Mix ingredients and rub onto pork butt.
Cook pork for 5 hours in smoker at 225 degrees F, using wood chips during the first 3 hours.
After 5 hours, remove butt and wrap in heavy foil. Cook for an additional 3 hours. Internal temperature should be 160 degrees F.
For Southern-style serving, pull pork apart and serve with your favorite barbecue sauce, fresh white bread and coleslaw.