The Easiest Way to Bake Pork Shoulder in a Convection Oven

Pork shoulder should be cooked carefully.
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A thick slab of pork shoulder is the type of meat that usually has to be cooked all day long to achieve the tender, fall-off-the-bone result. By using a convection oven, you can speed up the cooking process without destroying the results. Bonus: You get a healthier meal.

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As the meat cooks in the convection oven, excess fat will melt out, flavoring the meat as it leaves. In less than 4 hours, you can have a tender slab of pork shoulder that's healthier with less fat.

Things You'll Need

  • Pork shoulder

  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • ½ tsp. garlic powder

  • ¼ tsp. chipotle chili powder

  • ½ tsp. dried oregano

  • Shallow roasting pan

  • Roasting rack

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit on the Convection Roast setting.
  2. Add 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil to a small bowl.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon of garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon of chipotle chili powder and ½ teaspoon of dried oregano to the bowl and stir.
  4. Make thin slices ¼ inch apart along the top of the pork shoulder.
  5. Cut down to the layer of fat below, which will help flavor the outside of the shoulder.
  6. Rub the oil seasoning paste over the top of the pork shoulder, coating it thickly.
  7. Set a roasting rack in a shallow roasting pan and place the pork shoulder on top.
  8. Cook the shoulder for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until the meat has reached a tender consistency.
  9. Allow the meat to sit for 10 minutes and slice it open to serve.

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