beer braised pork

Maple & Beer Braised Pork

Celebrate Oktoberfest with this delicious braised pork, slow cooked to absorb the complex flavors of beer and pure Canadian maple syrup. Serve alongside rice or potatoes for a flavorful fall dish.

yield: 4
ingredients
instructions

Ingredients

1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon butter, divided
1 lb. pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
25 (about 2/3 lb.) pearl onions, peeled
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 can (12 oz.) beer
1-1/2 cups beef broth
3 tablespoons pure Canadian maple syrup
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 bay leaf
3 sprigs fresh thyme
 

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Instructions

  1. In a 4-quart pan or Dutch oven, over medium-high heat, heat oil and half the butter until oil sizzles.
  2. Sprinkle the pork pieces with the salt. Brown the pork in the hot oil on all sides, about 10 minutes; remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the oil from the pan, add the vegetables and sauté  until softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the beer, beef broth, pure maple syrup, soy sauce, bay leaf, thyme and browned pork.
  5. Bring to a boil, cover the pan and lower the heat. Simmer until meat is tender, about 1 hour. Remove the bay leaf and thyme sprigs.
  6. Stir in remaining butter and adjust seasonings with salt, pepper and maple syrup as needed.
 
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maple recipes
The natural sweetener offers a variety of flavor components, including; nutty, vanilla, coffee, floral and spicy flavors.floral and spicy flavors.
maple recipes
The natural sweetener offers a variety of flavor components, including; nutty, vanilla, coffee, floral and spicy flavors.floral and spicy flavors.