Beer Braised Pork Roast – Crock Pot Recipe

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 my latest in a long list of crock pot recipesBeer braised pork roast

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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.

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Beer Braised Pork Roast - Crock Pot Recipe

Beer Braised Pork Roast - Crock Pot Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes


  • 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
  • 1/4 cup water


  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.

  12 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

  2. Sue Taylor
    10/18/2015 at 2:54 am

    I am not fond of meat cooked in a crock pot but this recipe is a definite keeper. Yes, I was surprised at just how good it was. As of tonight it’s all gone. LOL Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe. Can’t wait to try another one of your recipes.

    • Carol
      10/18/2015 at 10:19 am

      Thanks Sue. So glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe.

  3. WestPADad
    10/28/2019 at 9:55 pm

    Made this for the fam today. They loved it!

  4. Pati Manich
    04/12/2020 at 11:40 am

    I’m hoping that this will work fo a loin roast. Instacart sent loin instead of tenderloin, and I’ve found it to be a little”chewy”. I like the idea of braising it in beer as braising is a known tenderizing method. Did you serve the cooked vegetables also or were they just for flavor.

    • Carol Speake
      04/12/2020 at 1:29 pm

      Hi Patti. Yes, I serve the veggies too. No point in wasting that lovely flavor!

      • Pati Manich
        04/12/2020 at 1:42 pm

        Gosh, I never thought you’d reply on Easter. Happy Easter to you and your family. By the way, do you think it might tenderize that loin?

        • Carol Speake
          04/12/2020 at 6:07 pm

          Hi Pati. It will likely tenderize it somewhat just by virtue of cooking it in the crock pot. But loin has very little fat in it, so how tender it will get is a mystery. Let me know how it turns out. Carol

  5. Pati Manich
    04/12/2020 at 7:50 pm

    We loved it! My husband had two helpings. I sweetened the pot a little with an apple. Again, thank you for your help.

    • Carol Speake
      04/12/2020 at 8:37 pm

      My pleasure. Glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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