If you’re like me, you love food with big, bold flavor – and few dishes deliver like slow-cooked pulled pork. Not only do pork shoulders provide a bounty of tender and delicious meat, but they are incredibly versatile and affordable.
You can typically find pork shoulder on sale for about $0.99 a pound at your local grocery store. A five- or six-pound pork shoulder – also called “Boston butt” – is enough to feed a large family, while a small family like mine gets a week’s worth of meals out of it. That’s a lot of eating for such a minimal price.