If you're on the lookout for a simple recipe, yielding a lot of food, with virtually no effort, look no further!
This recipe is literally intended to take 5 minutes. As long as you've got some salsa (really any salsa will do)
, the only process is to heavily season a large piece of pork shoulder (also called pork butt, or Boston butt)
, sear the surface in a really hot pan and then place it in a crock pot filled with salsa. Nothing else needs done!
There is MORE than enough liquid in the pork and the salsa to not need anything "extra". As the pork cooks, the fat and any connective tissues break down, melt and help the actual "muscle" of the meat become soft, tender and juicy!
I really wanted to keep this recipe "pure" and simple, which accounts for no real seasoning. I also suggest using any salsa, be it fresh and homemade, or purchased in a jar. The idea is to create something easy and with a "set it and forget it" idea. However, I would suggest using the spice blend in my soft and shreddy pork recipe
for this, prior to searing. It's a good way to add a little more character to this dish, and really doesn't take more than an extra minute.
I HIGHLY recommend serving this with a side of my grits/polenta recipe
. A big chunk of soft pork butt and the salsa juices cascading down the sides of a big dollop of grits just gives me the warm fuzzies.