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Slow cooked pork shoulder with honey and ginger beer

Another wonderful slow cooked recipe from Australian Pork Limited with preparation time of only 15 minutes and cooking time 2-3 hours.


1.5–2 kg pork shoulder, boneless
400 ml ginger beer
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 blood oranges, juice and zest
½ cup honey
apple chutney
1 green apple, diced
30 g butter
¼ cup brown sugar
1 cup fruit chutney

Slow cooked pork shoulder with honey and ginger beer


  • Preheat oven to 160 °C.
  • Place pork shoulder in a deep baking dish, rind side up.
  • Combine the ginger beer, ground ginger, nutmeg, blood orange juice and zest in a large bowl and pour over the pork shoulder.
  • Drizzle the honey over the pork shoulder and cover with a piece of baking paper. Cover dish with a double layer of foil.
  • Fill an oven-proof dish with water and place on the top of the pork shoulder.
  • Place the weighted down pork in the oven and slow cook for 2–3 hours, until pork is soft and liquid is syrupy. Rest for 10 minutes.
  • Whilst pork is cooking, melt butter in a small saucepan and sauté diced apples for 2 minutes. Stir in the brown sugar and cook stirring for a further 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the fruit chutney and simmer for 5 minutes. Cool prior to serving.
  • To serve, slice the pork into thick slices or squares and serve drizzled with the syrup from the baking dish.
  • Serve with roasted vegetables and apple chutney

This recipe first appeared on the Australian Pork Limited website

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