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Bone-In Pork Butt

Delicious. Versatile. Convenient.

In Texas, we know brisket is your thing, but hear us out. If you’re looking to mix it up, check out our bone in pork butt at your local Kroger in San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston. This cut is from a different cloth…. and it will help you make the best carnitas you’ve ever tasted. But that’s not all – use the Villari bone-in pork butt for steaks, and yes, we’ll say it… for pork BBQ – the Eastern North Carolina way, with cider vinegar, hot pepper flakes, and a little bit of sugar. Look for the little red truck next time you’re in Kroger and give us a try!

Check out some great cooking tips for bone-in pork butt!

Try our favorite Eastern NC Pork BBQ recipe

Our favorite tried and true vinegar based Eastern NC Pork BBQ recipe from Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbeque.

View the recipe!

What to do with a Pork Butt?

1. Steaks

Slice into steaks for the grill

2. Pulled Pork

Cook low and slow for pulled pork

3. Carnitas

Make carnitas in your slow cooker or Instant Pot

Cooking Methods. Do's & Dont's

Cooking Methods



  • Use cooking thermometer – make sure internal temperature reaches 145f
  • slice into steaks before grilling
  • let rest after cooking
  • season liberally before cooking


  • try to cook whole pork butt on grill
  • flip repeatedly on the grill
  • cook to an internal temperature above 145

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