Fennel & Tomato Italian Pork Shoulder

  • PREP: 10min

  • COOK: 5h 0min

  • SERVES: 4

  • PREP: 10min

  • COOK: 5h 0min

  • SERVES: 4

  • Pork

An incredibly easy take on Pork Butt! All you have to do is throw everything in a slow-cooker. The result? A delicious, wholesome dinner popping with a traditional Italian flavor.

Ingredients (11):

  • 1 ButcherBox Pork Butt
  • 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 onion, 1” dice
  • 1 fennel bulb, 1” dice
  • 1 whole head garlic
  • ¼ c balsamic vinegar
  • 1 can (28oz) whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 carrot, halved

Directions:

  1. Rub pork butt with Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat pan to high heat. In hot pan, sear pork on all sides, 2 to 3 min per side
  3. Cut whole head of garlic in half horizontally, and roast in pan while searing pork.
  4. Place pork and garlic in slow-cooker.
  5. Keep pan on heat, add onions and fennel.
  6. Saute until golden, then add balsamic vinegar, scrap bottom of pan and reduce by half
  7. Add onions, fennel and reduced balsamic to slow-cooker as well as remaining ingredients
  8. Cook 4-5 hrs on low setting or until meat is fork-tender.

Happy Eating!

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