Bob Wakeman Recipe

Maple-Syrup & Beer Braised Pork

By Bob Wakeman Bigcatfish

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Bob's Story

my dad taught me this while camping...

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The cooking method for this recipe makes it so tender! Set, forget it and enjoy!


6 lb
boneless pork butt.
8-10 clove
1/4 c
2 Tbsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
each of thyme,and sage
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
onion powder
1 Tbsp
4 c
pale ale beer
celery ribs,cut into large pieces
1 large
red onion,cut into wedges
1 1/2 c
grade b maple syrup
1/4 c
apple juice

Directions Step-By-Step

You will need a large 14" deep cast iron dutch oven with a lid.And a meat trivet.
In a mixing bowl combine paprika,black pepper,salt,garilc powder,onion powder,thyme. Mix well
Cut small slits in the pork butt. insert 8-10 cloves of garlic. Take rub mix and rub all over pork butt..
put meat trivet into bottom of dutch oven. Place oven over high heat,add 1/4 of apple juice to bottom of oven. Set pork butt in oven. Put lid on bake for 15-20 min.
With cloves and a hook remove oven from heat. Remove lid with lid lifter..
Mix beer and maple syrup until well blended. Place celery,and onion wedges around pork butt. pour beer,syrup mix over pork .Replace lid...
put dutch oven over med-low heat,Around 250. cook for 2 hours. ( you may have to add more beer-syrup mix as it cooks)..
remove from heat let it rest for 10-15 min slice and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy



Bob Wakeman Bigcatfish
Saturday at 3:58 AM
Thank you so much Jolayne.So happy you tried and liked it. Have an awesome day..
Jolayne Cooper jwcooper
Friday at 10:57 AM
Loved this! I don't cook with alcohol, so substituted broth for the beer. I took to a potluck as pulled pork and got lots of comments and compliments. One lady told me she didn't like pork, but really liked this. Thanks for sharing Bob.
Vicki Bauer VickiCrocker
Dec 11, 2014
With "cloves" and a hook? My first thought was cloven hoof. ;-) Then I realized this was to be GLOVES AND A HOOK -- or OVEN MITT AND A HOOK.

Reading these recipes if fun because the typos are so human -- or was it the spell correct that made the change?
Marvin Beachler mbeachler
Dec 11, 2014
I made this last evening, it was so much better than I expected, and I had high expectations! It was perfectly spiced and very tender, thank you for this amazing recipe!
sheri ketarkus ketarkus
Dec 9, 2014
Can't wait to try this!