Beer Braised Pork Loin

Glazed Pork Loin Roast
Glazed Pork Loin Roast. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 8 servings
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This is a spirited, flavorful pork loin, made with dark beer, vegetables, and seasonings. This pork loin roast makes a fabulous meal with mashed potatoes and a side vegetable or a green salad.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pork loin roast, about 5 pounds
  • 3 cups chopped onion
  • 4 to 6 carrots, pared and diced
  • 12 ounces dark beer
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 whole cloves

How to Make It

  1. Brown the pork loin roast in hot oil in a large Dutch oven or roasting pan. Drain all but 3 tablespoons of fat from pan.
  2. Sauté onions and carrots until softened; stir in beer, salt, pepper, bay leaf, and whole cloves.
  3. Return pork to pan or Dutch oven and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake at 350° for 2 hours, or until pork is tender.
  4. Place pork loin on a serving platter and keep warm.
  5. Pour cooking liquid from pan into a large bowl; skim off fat and remove bay leaf.
  1. Place liquid with vegetables into a blender; cover and process at low speed until smooth. Or, press through sieve or process in a food processor in batches.
  2. Pour processed beer sauce into a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Spoon sauce over sliced pork to serve. Pork loin recipe serves 8.