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Succulent Boston Butt in an Electric Roaster

Discover the simple joy of cooking a succulent Boston butt in an electric roaster. This foolproof recipe offers a tender, flavorful roast that’s perfect for family dinners or festive occasions.

  • Total Time: 6 hours and 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 Boston butt roast (68 lbs)
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup apple juice (for injecting, optional)


  1. Preheat your electric roaster to 275°F.
  2. Combine the salt, black pepper, paprika, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and minced garlic to create your dry rub.
  3. Rub the mixture evenly over the Boston butt.
  4. If desired, inject the apple juice into various spots in the roast.
  5. Place the Boston butt in the roaster and cook for approximately 5-6 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 195-205°F.
  6. Allow the roast to rest for 20-30 minutes before shredding.
  7. Serve and enjoy!


Feel free to adjust the spice level to your liking. Injecting the roast with apple juice is optional but highly recommended for added moisture and flavor.

  • Author: Jay Whyms
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5-6 hours
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: Boston butt, electric roaster, roast, pork, recipe

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