Simple Roast Pork

This simple pork recipe is so easy, there is no excuse not to be putting this on your dinner menu ASAP!  All you need is time – for some of you that will mean making it on the weekend but it’s totally worth it, I promise!  And once you shred the meat, it can be used for all kinds of delicious dishes.

Simple Roast Pork

Pull-apart tender meat and ultra-crisp skin: slow-roasted pork may not be the most gorgeous looking, but the flavor more than makes up for it.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs 15 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 4 lbs pork roast
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Using a pastry brush, spread the mixture all over the pork shoulder.
  • Set the meat on a rack set into a roasting pan. Roast for 20 minutes, and then reduce the heat to 325 degrees F. Continue to cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the shoulder reads 185 degrees F, about 4 hours. Remove the pork from the oven and let stand until cool enough to handle, about 30 minutes.
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