Money Muscle

The Money Muscle is a prized piece of the pork butt because of its taste and tenderness.

It is located parallel to and opposite the blade bone.

The money muscle is located on the outside edge of the pork butt so it forms a nice bark.

Pork Butt Money Muscle

BBQ competitors have nicknamed this piece the “Money Muscle” because they feel you need to turn it in to the judges to take home the winner’s check.