Root Beer Braised

Serves: 6 – 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne
  • 1 tsp. dried lemon peel
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. dried mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp.salt
  • 1/2 tsp.pepper
  • 2 lbs. Farmland® Fresh Pork Cheek Meat, silver skin removed and cut into 1 1/2×2-inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Sweet yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups root beer
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. prepared mustard
  • 1 tbsp. molasses
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic

Preparation:

  1. Combine flour, cayenne, lemon peel, paprika, mustard powder, salt and pepper; toss pork cubes to coat.
  2. Heat oil in 4-quart stock pot; brown pork cubes and set aside. Add onion to pot; sauté until tender and browned. Stir in 1/2 cup root beer to help remove fond from bottom of pot.
  3. Add pork back to pot along with remaining 1 1/2 cups rootbeer and remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer 2 to 2 1/2 hours until tender.
  4. Remove meat; keep warm. Continue cooking sauce, uncovered, until reduced to thick syrupy glaze. Toss meat in glaze before serving.

Cut

Cheek Meat

New Nomenclature

No Change

Farmland SKU

70247101557

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