Schweinebraten - German-style Roast Pork

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Schweinebraten - German-style Roast Pork


A true German styles Schweinebraten recipe! With flavors of herbs topped with butter or sour cream, this roast pork would pair wonderfully with a Pinot Noir.

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 65 Minutes
Cook Time: 205 Minutes


• 4-6 lbs pork shoulder
• 2 Tbs. caraway seeds
• 1 Tbs. salt
• 2 tsp. ground pepper
• 2 Tbs. cooking oil
• 3 medium onions, roughly chopped
• 2 carrots, peeled & chopped
• 1/2 cup water (or 1/2 cup stock, or 1/2 cup white wine, or 1/2 cup beer)
• 2-3 Tbs. flour
• 2-3 Tbs. butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rub the entire roast all over with the oil and sprinkle with caraway, salt, and pepper. Let stand for 1 hour.

Spray your roasting pan with cooking spray. Place the vegetables into roasting pan and pour liquid of choice. Place the roast, fat side down, in the roasting pan on top of the vegetables. Cover tightly and roast for 1 hour.

Remove from oven, uncover and turn roast fat side up. Cut decorative diamonds into the fat, insert meat thermometer and replace, uncovered, back into the oven for approximately 2 hours or until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees. Remove from oven and take out of roaster; cover with foil to preserve temperature, and let rest for 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove and save the vegetables to serve on the side. Measure pan juices; add enough chosen liquid (water, wine, stock, or beer) to make 2 cups. Make a roux by blending the flour and butter together very well in a saucepan; add the pan juices and bring to a simmer.

Slice the roast thinly and serve with the gravy on the side. For additional richness, the gravy may be finished with a little butter, cream, or sour cream.

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