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maple-syrup & beer braised pork

★★★★★ 14
a recipe by
Bob Wakeman
Dupo, IL

my dad taught me this while camping...

Blue Ribbon Recipe

The cooking method for this recipe makes it so tender! Set, forget it and enjoy!

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★★★★★ 14
serves 6-8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 2 Hr 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For maple-syrup & beer braised pork

  • 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
  • 6
    celery ribs,cut into large pieces
  • 1 lg
    red onion,cut into wedges
  • 1 1/2 c
    grade b maple syrup
  • 1/4 c
    apple juice

How To Make maple-syrup & beer braised pork

  • 1
    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
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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...
  • 4
    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.