Beer Braised Pork Shoulder
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 10
  • 4-5 lb Boneless Pork Shoulder
  • 2 tbsp Aleppo Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Sea Salt
  • 2 tbsp brown Sugar
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 12 oz beer (preferably lager)
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups baby kale
  • 1 can cannellini beans
  1. Trim fat from pork and combine next five ingredients. Spread all over the pork and let marinate for at least one hour (and up to overnight).
  2. Turn slow cooker on saute function or heat a large dutch oven on medium high heat. Brown the pork on all sides (about 3 minutes per side).
  3. Remove pork from pan.
  4. Add onion to pan and saute for 4-5 minutes until browned and softened.
  5. Return pork to pan and add beer, oregano and bay leaf.
  6. Bring beer to a boil. (Reduce heat and transfer to slow cooker if necessary)
  7. Set to slow cook. Let it cook for 5 hours on high or 10 hours on low.
  8. After pork has cooked and is very tender, remove from pan. Skim fat off the broth and shred/pull pork.
  9. Return pork to pan and add kale and beans. Cook for another 20 minutes.
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