Pork Shoulder – A Low Cost Choice for Dinner

Making ends meet and putting food on the table seem to be more difficult tasks today than they have ever been in the past and, in light of skyrocketing gas prices and climbing costs for other of life’s necessities, it can be helpful to make money saving choices when it comes to planning meals.

Pork shoulder can be a great choice for those who want to make a good tasting dinner for a low cost. Shoulder of pork is tender, tasty and makes a delicious roast. It can also be very easy to prepare a pork dinner that the entire family can enjoy.

A pork shoulder roast large enough to feed a family of four can be purchased at the grocery store for literally a few dollars. Served with mashed potatoes and a vegetable, shoulder of pork becomes a meal that the whole family will love. Pork cuts can be prepared any number of ways, including barbeque and oven roasting methods, but one of the most delicious shoulder recipe is included right here.

Mushroom & Onion Pork Shoulder Roast

1 Pork Shoulder Roast (3-5 lbs)
1 Large can Cream of Mushroom soup
1 Envelope Onion Soup Mix
1 Tsp salt
1 Tsp garlic powder

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil and place shoulder roast in the center. Cover the shoulder with the cream of mushroom soup, right out of the can (no need to mix it or break it down). Add onion soup mix, garlic powder, and salt. Cover the pan with foil, sealing the sides.

Bake pork shoulder for approximately 45-60 minutes. When completed, shoulder will be moist and tender while the cream of mushroom & onion combination makes delicious gravy. Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans.

To find other wonderful pork shoulder recipes, check your favorite cookbooks. Pork is a very versatile cut and can be prepared many different ways, including in a stew or shredded and combined with barbeque sauce for some of the best barbeque pork sandwiches you could ever want to have.