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About pork butt portion roasts

Pork butt portion roasts are delicious, easy to cook, and are budget-friendly. With Instacart, you can shop for pork butt roasts from anywhere. Use the Instacart app to place an order, and our dedicated shoppers will pick and deliver your items straight to your door. In many cases, your order can be delivered in as little as 2 hours!

Pork butt portion roasts are from the upper shoulder area of a pig. They may also be sold as "Boston butts" or "blade roasts." The name pork butt comes from the barrels (called butts) used to store pork in colonial America. This cut was also considered a New England specialty, leading to the name "Boston butt."

Pork butt roasts are slightly tough, with lots of connective tissue. They may be boneless or bone-in, and they are usually sold with a cap of fat. When simmered, pork butts are an inexpensive way to create a delicious meal for a crowd.

A three-ounce serving of pork butt roast has 227 calories, 21 grams of protein, and 15 grams of fat. The final product can be made leaner by trimming any visible fat before cooking and draining fat off before serving.

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FAQs About Pork Butt Portion Roasts

Pork butt roasts are often mistakenly referred to as pork shoulder. Here are the main differences between the two cuts:
  • Pork butt: A pork butt is the upper part of the pig's shoulder. This cut is thicker, has more marbling, and is usually rectangular. 
  • Pork shoulder: A pork shoulder is the lower part of the pig's shoulder. This cut is thinner, less marbled, and is triangular. Also called "picnic roasts," pork shoulders are usually sold with their fat cap and skin intact.
Pork butts are slightly more tender and flavorful than pork shoulders. For the most part, you can use pork butts and pork shoulders interchangeably in slow-cooked applications.

Pork butt roasts will stay fresh in your refrigerator for up to one week. You can also freeze pork butts for up to six months in a freezer-safe plastic bag, butcher paper, or freezer paper. Store leftover cooked pork butt in your refrigerator in an airtight container or plastic bag and use within one week. 

As a general rule, you should purchase a half-pound of meat per person. When calculating the size roast you need, remember the uncooked pork butt weighs more than the cooked product. A pork butt can lose up to 40% of its weight during the cooking process.
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