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Beer Braised BBQ Pork Butt

February 15th, 2010


Looking to feed an army on a budget? This beer braised BBQ pork butt is packed with flavor and is so easy to make- even a caveman could do it. Please note that you should dry rub the meat the night before for maximum flavors of chili, garlic, coriander and mustard and there is a cooking of time of roughly 4 hours. The end result is succulent, fall off the bone meat.

I serve the pulled pork on Texas Toast or white bread to soak up the amazing sauce.  Serve along side baked beans, cole slaw and all the extra  cold beer. Yum.

Beer Braised BBQ Pork Butt

2 tablespoons salt
About 40 grinds black pepper
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons ground coriander
2 teaspoons ground mustard seed

12 ounces good ale or dark beer, such as Bass
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 5-pound pork butt (shoulder of the animal)

1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
1/3 cup dark brown sugar

Combine rub ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Rub all over pork butt. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour and as long as overnight.

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Unwrap pork and place in a roasting pan with sides about 2 inches high. Cook 45 minutes until dark browned and even blackening in places. Remove from oven. Lower oven to 325 degrees F. Pour beer over the top and add chopped garlic around the pork. Cover tightly with heavy duty aluminum foil or twice with regular foil. Poke about 10 holes all over the top of the foil. Cook pork butt 2 1/2 hours longer until so tender that it comes away very easily from center bone.

Place the meat on a plate and pour the pan juice (there will be plenty) into a saucepan. To the pan juices add the ketchup, mustard, Worchestershire sauce and brown sugar.

Bring to a simmer until reduced by half and thick, about 20 minutes.

While the sauce is boiling down, pull apart the pork with 2 forks. Pour the sauce over the pulled pork and work through until fully absorbed.

Recipe via David Lieberman

Filed under: Holidays & Parties, Meat



3 responses so far

  • 1 chocolate shavings Feb 15, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    That sandwich looks absolutely amazing! Wish I had that for dinner tonight!

  • 2 JJ Apr 4, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Yum, I made this today and used Guiness Beer it is great thanks for a awesome recipe!

  • 3 Jenny S Oct 20, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    This was amazing! Had to feed a group of 16 year old boys during football today and this was just the right thing. I think they actually licked the pan! Thank you for the recipe – I will be keeping it handy!

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