Beer Braised Pork Roast – Crock Pot Recipe

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There is nothing like coming into your home after a long day at work to the aroma of a pork roast that has been simmering all day long.  And if it has simmered in beer…all the better!  This Beer Braised Pork Roast is such a recipe.Beer braised pork roast

Cooking with alcohol gives a ton of flavor to a dish and most (but not all) of the calories of the alcohol cook out, so it doesn’t add too many extra calories.  I often use wine with cooking but beer adds a heartier flavor to this dish.

Serve this hearty dish with a side of mashed potatoes and some steamed veggies and you will have a wonderful and easy meal that your family will ask for again and again.

beer braised pork roast

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Beer Braised Pork Roast - Crock Pot Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt
  • 3 pounds pork butt roast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, cut into quarters roots and skin removed
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into big chunks
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 2 bottles (12 ounces) brown ale beer or other dark beer
  • 1 can (4.5 ounces) low sodium beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water
Instructions
  1. Combine the brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, seasoned salt and oregano in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Cut pork roast into large 3-4 inch chunks and place on a plate
  3. Rub the dry spice mixture over the pork pieces until well coated.
  4. Refrigerate from 4-24 hours.
  5. Combine the onions, carrot, mushrooms, beer, beef broth and garlic in a large slow cooker. Turn to high heat.
  6. Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium high heat. Sear meat on each side then place in crock pot. Stir all of the ingredients and cook 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
  7. When ready to serve, ladle about 3-4 cups of beer broth out of the crock pot into a sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a boil.
  8. While broth is coming to a boil, mix cornstarch with water. Pour into boiling mixture, stirring until thickened into a gravy.
  9. Serve hot with mashed potatoes and steamed or roasted vegetables.
 

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  2 comments for “Beer Braised Pork Roast – Crock Pot Recipe

  1. Jayne
    10/28/2014 at 11:51 am

    What do you do with the salt?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    • admin
      10/28/2014 at 5:30 pm

      Hi Jayne. Sorry…did not realize I had omitted that step. It goes in with the dry mix that you rub over the pork. I’ve edited the recipe to include it. Thanks for letting me know! Carol

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