Maple-Syrup & Beer Braised Pork

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Serves: 6-8
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Cooking Method: Bake


6 lb boneless pork butt.
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8-10 clove garlic
1/4 c paprika
2 Tbsp black pepper
1/2 tsp each of thyme,and sage
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 Tbsp salt
4 c pale ale beer
6 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

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Bob Wakeman Recipe
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Member Since Aug 2011
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my dad taught me this wile camping...
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The cooking method for this recipe makes it so tender! Set, forget it and enjoy!


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.

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user jamie Beecham jamie4cakes - Feb 25, 2012
Sounds divine probally best cooked out right? Its a keeper for me. If it were cooked out how long would it need to cook over coals or cant you?
user Bob Wakeman Bigcatfish - Feb 25, 2012
Cook over low heat for 2 to 21/2 hours.
user Carrie Leljedal Momof2lm - Feb 25, 2012
Sounds good, I so ber braised pork all the time will have to add the syrup and apple next time.

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