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1 June 2021

Smoked Beer Pork Roast

Pork Roast Recipe

Smoked Beer Pork Roast

This slowcooker tender pork roast is perfect to come home to. Spoon up a big dollop of mashed potatoes to soak up all the wonderful sauce

Yield: Serves 6
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 8 hours



  • 1 boneless Ontario pork shoulder/butt/blade roast (about 2 lb/1 kg)
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) each garlic and onion powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme leaves
  • 1 1/4 tsp (6 mL) salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 smoked honey ale (473 mL)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) each water and cornstarch


Cooking Instructions:

  1. Pat roast dry and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together paprika, sugar, garlic and onion powder, thyme, salt and pepper. Rub all over roast to coat.
  3. In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown roast on all sides and place in slow cooker. Add onion and pour beer into slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or on HIGH for 4 hours.
  4. Remove roast from slow cooker to cutting board. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Remove strings, if necessary and slice roast.
  5. Meanwhile, whisk together water, cornstarch and remaining 1/4 tsp (1 mL) of salt. Whisk into slow cooker. Turn slow cooker to HIGH and cook for about 15 minutes or until thickened. Serve with roast.

Beer Substitute: Look for other local Honey Brown ale style beers to substitute for this one. The hint of sweetness from the honey adds a perfect flavour to the roast.

Nutritional Information
Smoked Beer Pork Roast
Protein 32g
Calories 440
Sugar 4g
Fat 24g
  Saturated 8g
Cholesterol 110mg
Sodium 570mg
Calcium 30mg
Carbohydrate 15g
Fibre 1g

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