Beer-braised pork shoulder

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Julie

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Difficulty

Medium 👍
30
min.
Preparation
240
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-5+
2 kg pork shoulder (boneless)
shallots
carrot
3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp tomato paste
375 ml dark beer
3 tbsp flour
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
125 ml apple cider
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp mustard powder
250 ml chicken stock
6 sprigs thyme
salt
pepper
flour for thickening
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • meat fork
  • large, ovenproof pot with lid
  • oven
  • cooking spoon
  • whisk
  • aluminum foil
  • carving knife

Nutrition per serving

Cal
776
Protein
56 g
Fat
38 g
Carb
42 g
  • Step 1/8

    Finely dice carrot, mince garlic, and slice shallots.
    • carrot
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • shallots
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Finely dice carrot, mince garlic, and slice shallots.

  • Step 2/8

    Trim excess fat from pork shoulder, if desired. Season with salt and pepper. Heat a large, ovenproof pot over medium-high heat. Brown pork on all sides, then transfer to plate and set aside.
    • 2 kg pork shoulder (boneless)
    • salt
    • pepper
    • meat fork
    • large, ovenproof pot with lid

    Trim excess fat from pork shoulder, if desired. Season with salt and pepper. Heat a large, ovenproof pot over medium-high heat. Brown pork on all sides, then transfer to plate and set aside.

  • Step 3/8

    Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F. Pour off almost all fat from pot, leaving some fat to coat the bottom for browning. Then, add carrots, garlic, and shallots. Sauté over medium-high heat for approx. 3 – 5 min. until vegetables soften and become fragrant.
    • oven
    • cooking spoon

    Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F. Pour off almost all fat from pot, leaving some fat to coat the bottom for browning. Then, add carrots, garlic, and shallots. Sauté over medium-high heat for approx. 3 – 5 min. until vegetables soften and become fragrant.

  • Step 4/8

    Stir in tomato paste and cook for approx. 2 min., then deglaze with beer. Scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan with the cooking spoon.
    • 1 tbsp tomato paste
    • 375 ml dark beer

    Stir in tomato paste and cook for approx. 2 min., then deglaze with beer. Scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan with the cooking spoon.

  • Step 5/8

    Add flour and whisk until combined. Cook for approx. 10 min. until mixture starts to thicken. Stir in cider, vinegar, chicken stock, Dijon mustard, mustard powder, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • 3 tbsp flour
    • 125 ml apple cider
    • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
    • 250 ml chicken stock
    • 2 tbsp mustard powder
    • 6 sprigs thyme
    • salt
    • pepper
    • whisk

    Add flour and whisk until combined. Cook for approx. 10 min. until mixture starts to thicken. Stir in cider, vinegar, chicken stock, Dijon mustard, mustard powder, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Step 6/8

    Return pork to pot, cover, and transfer to oven. Cook for approx. 3 hrs. at 150°C/300°F, then uncover pot and continue to cook for approx. 1 hr., or until the meat is fork tender. Transfer pork to cutting board and tent with aluminum foil to keep warm.
    • aluminum foil
    • cutting board

    Return pork to pot, cover, and transfer to oven. Cook for approx. 3 hrs. at 150°C/300°F, then uncover pot and continue to cook for approx. 1 hr., or until the meat is fork tender. Transfer pork to cutting board and tent with aluminum foil to keep warm.

  • Step 7/8

    Meanwhile, bring pan juices to a simmer on medium-high heat and let reduce slightly. If desired, combine some more flour with some water to create a slurry, then whisk into sauce to thicken.
    • flour for thickening
    • whisk

    Meanwhile, bring pan juices to a simmer on medium-high heat and let reduce slightly. If desired, combine some more flour with some water to create a slurry, then whisk into sauce to thicken.

  • Step 8/8

    Thinly slice the pork and transfer to a serving platter. Spoon sauce over meat and enjoy with roasted vegetables and potatoes, if desired!
    • carving knife
    • cutting board

    Thinly slice the pork and transfer to a serving platter. Spoon sauce over meat and enjoy with roasted vegetables and potatoes, if desired!