Bob Wakeman Recipe

Maple-Syrup & Beer Braised Pork

By Bob Wakeman Bigcatfish

Recipe Rating:
 14 Ratings
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:

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.
find more delicious recipes at
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