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Beer Braised Pork

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Here’s a super flavorful meal that takes a little time to prepare but then does it’s own thing in the oven. Serve it with mashed or roasted potatoes.
  Pork butt 4 Pound
  Carrots 2 Large, cut into 3 inch pieces
  Celery stalk` 2 Medium, cut into 4
  Yellow onion 1⁄2 Large, coarsely chopped (or 1 small)
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm), coarsely chopped, with juices (or 3 large cloved)
  Thyme sprigs 5 Medium
  Parsley sprigs 5 Medium
  Celery sprigs 5 Medium
  Cumin 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Ground black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Beer 12 Fluid Ounce (1 bottle)
  Beef broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon

1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
2. In a small bowl mix the cumin, salt and pepper.
3. Rinse and pat dry the pork. Liberally rub it with the salt, pepper and cumin mix.

4. Heat a braising pan. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Heat and add the pork. Brown pork evenly on all sides.
5. Remove pork from pan and add 1 more tablespoon olive oil.
6. Add carrots, celery, onion and garlic. Reduce the heat. Mix well and cook for a couple of minutes.
7. Deglaze the pan with a small amount of beer, scraping the brown bits at the bottom. Stir to mix and cook for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are soft and slightly browned.
8. Move the vegetables to the side forming a circle in the middle. Return the pork to the middle of the pan. Add the bouquet of herbs, the remaining beer and the beef broth.
9. Bring to a boil, cover and place in the oven. Cook for 2 to 2 ½ hours, until meat is tender and can be separated with a fork.

10. On a serving plate, slice or shred the pork and serve with mashed potatoes and vegetables.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
130 Minutes
Ready In: 
140 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 956 Calories from Fat 533

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 59 g91.4%

Saturated Fat 19 g95.2%

Trans Fat 0.5 g

Cholesterol 281.3 mg93.8%

Sodium 2643 mg110.1%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.7%

Dietary Fiber 4.4 g17.5%

Sugars 3.2 g

Protein 82 g164.7%

Vitamin A 132.5% Vitamin C 21.9%

Calcium 18.6% Iron 46.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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