My mom used to make this and it is my favorite meal. The pork butts come out so tender and juicy. 'Butts' are a favorite in my family. Serve with baked or mashed potatoes and a veggie. If you like a lot of sauce then double the recipe, the sauce is fantastic.

Melissa

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Season the pork steaks on both sides with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place in the skillet and cook until browned on each side, about 4 minutes per side.

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  • Place sliced onions on top of the steaks in the pan. Stir together the ketchup and water in a medium bowl; pour over the steaks. Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and cook for about 2 hours. The longer you cook, the better the meat tastes.

Nutrition Facts

764 calories; protein 45.5g 91% DV; carbohydrates 68.4g 22% DV; fat 36.9g 57% DV; cholesterol 161.9mg 54% DV; sodium 2820.6mg 113% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2008
I posted this recipe a while ago....after reading everyone's reviews we decided to try cooking this in our crock pot. I had never thought about it before and would only make this when I was home for most of the day. It really worked out well. We cooked it for about 4 hours on low and then put it on high and cooked for another 2 and a half. It was tender and delish but I think it could have been a little more tender so next time I will cook on low all day about 8 to 10 hours. Everyone really loved it...even my mom who taught me how to make this thought the crock pot was a great idea. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/30/2011
Ugh the bbq sauce tasted like McDonalds and we both felt sick the next day. Way too Ketchupy. Read More
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120 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 87
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2008
I posted this recipe a while ago....after reading everyone's reviews we decided to try cooking this in our crock pot. I had never thought about it before and would only make this when I was home for most of the day. It really worked out well. We cooked it for about 4 hours on low and then put it on high and cooked for another 2 and a half. It was tender and delish but I think it could have been a little more tender so next time I will cook on low all day about 8 to 10 hours. Everyone really loved it...even my mom who taught me how to make this thought the crock pot was a great idea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2007
My husband loved this recipe. I used shoulder steaks instead of butt steaks after 2 hours it was falling off the bones. Made cheesy mashed potatoes with it turned out great. One of our new favorite recipes. Will definitely fix it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2007
I did this in my crock pot. My husband usually doesn't like pork but he loved this. He is part Filipino and eats rice with everything so I served it over a bed of jasmine rice- and I loved it too! Thanks for the recipe and everyone's great reviews that convinced me to try it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2010
I wanted to do something different with the pork butt steaks I had on hand. I usually just sprinkle with Season All and bake or grill. Came across this recipe. Glad I did. The steaks came out amazingly tasty. I still sprinkled with Season All baked at 350 for about 15-20 minutes. Then covered with sliced onion and a mixture of 1 cup Sweet Baby Rays and water (did not have ketchup). I continued to bake uncovered for another hour or so. The meat just fell apart. The onions were so good. Next time I will slice up about 3 onions. I basted the onions and exposed steak with the sauce a couple of times. My husband could not stop raving. This is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2007
My husband bought the meat so I'm not sure what kind of cut I was using but I think it was a pork shoulder blade steak. Whatever it was 16oz of liquid was enough to cook it in. Rather than using a cup of ketchup I used an 8oz can of tomato sauce and mixed in about 1T brown sugar 1T vinegar 1/4t cinnamon 1/4t dry mustard a of pinch allspice and a pinch of cloves. (Essentially a ketchup recipe except with tomato sauce instead of tomato paste.) I then used the can to add 8oz water put in the onion and let it cook away. Every half hour or so I used a pair of tongs to rotate it. About three hours later I took out the meat removed the fat and bone tore the pork into chunks and served with with the sauce over gnocchi. It was tender and flavorful and quite easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
Excellent recipe! I will make again and again. I did make a couple adjustments. I do not like ketchup so to tame the sweetness I used 2 C ketchup 1 C water and 1 C strong brewed coffee. I also added minced garlic ground red pepper salt and pepper to the liquid before adding it to the meat. After simmering 3 hours the meat was just as tender as promised. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2008
This was excellent. I was a little skeptical about the ketchup but it turned out to be just perfect. And the meat was so tender it fell right off the bone. My husband didn't even wait for me to come home from work before he ate his! He said it was the best pork dinner he'd ever had. I'll definitely be making this again in the future. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2007
This is fantastic!! I made it just how the recipes said but I cooked it for about 4 hours. The meat was so tender if was falling right off the bone and practically melts in your mouth. The ketchup makes a wonderful sauce and the onions add great flavor. My family loved this I think it will be a new favorite. A must try! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2008
These were awesome! I can't believe how tender they were. We all loved them. Well all except for my 6 year old son. I made him try it which he liked but refused to eat because of the name. I didn't find out until after supper that he thought it was called "Juicy butt STINKS!" ha ha. I wouldn't recomend telling children what they're called. Thanks for the great recipe. I wish I had made more! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/30/2011
Ugh the bbq sauce tasted like McDonalds and we both felt sick the next day. Way too Ketchupy. Read More
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