12/13/2013 09:10 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

How To Make A Cheap Pork Shoulder Taste Like A Million Bucks (PHOTOS)

This cut may be cheap, but it's definitely not short on flavor.

Winter is an undeniable bummer. It is dark. It is cold. Your friends are not that inclined to come out of their houses and apartments. Luckily, we've figured out a surefire way to lure them over for dinner: a big old pork shoulder recipe.

Whether slow roasted, smoked, braised or slow-cooked, pork shoulder (or pork butt -- yes they are the same, and no it's not really a butt) is one of those cuts of meat that just gets better the longer it cooks. Another major point in pork shoulder's favor is that it's probably one of the cheapest cuts of meat around. One drawback is that pork shoulder smells so good when it cooks, it will make you want to stay inside even more. We are partial to carne adovada, but we found a bunch of other incredible ways to use pork shoulders below. What's your favorite way to use pork shoulder?

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