This will be a two part post about smoking pork butt or shoulder for canning. The reason I’m doing it in two parts is because this week, I guess through tomorrow, Kroger has pork shoulder/butt or picnic roast on sale for 99¢/pound. Not all Krogers have the same ads but that’s what’s on sale in our area and if it’s the same thing in your area, this is a great price!
With the price of groceries continuing to go up, the best thing we, as homemakers can do, is take advantage of a great price when we find it. Any time something is on sale for a great price, and it’s something I know we will use, I stock up.
Do you see that price? $8.23 and this piece of meat will provide at least 5 or 6 meals for the two of us. I bought four of these and would have bought more except our freezers are full and we have a pig that’s going to be ready at the butcher either this week or next week. This may be weird but I don’t like most leftover meats. Pulled pork is one of those things that I love fresh but do not like re-heated. Once the meat is canned, it tastes fresh . . each jar tastes like it just came off the smoker. These four will go into the smoker, the meat will be pulled, BBQ sauce added and it will all be canned.
This morning I rubbed two of the butts down with mustard and then seasoned them.
They were then wrapped in foil and will sit in the fridge for a couple of days before going on the smoker.
They have a “use by” date of April 9 so I will do two probably Wednesday and then two more over the weekend, simply because it’s so much work to pull and can all four of them at once.