Smoky Braised Pork Shoulder

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READY IN: 3hrs 45mins
Recipe by allisoncooks

This recipe is from BH&G Sept. issue. It is a tender roast braised in a full-flavored sauce spiked with chocolate and smoked paprika. Instead of braising in the oven, I cooked it in the crockpot and it turned out great!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a small bowl combine salt, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, and pepper. Sprinkle pork with spice mixture, then sprinkle with 2 TBSP cocoa powder.
  2. Brown pork on all sides in large dutch oven over medium heat then transfer to platter. Add onions and garlic to pan and cook for 2 minutes. Add orange juice, the 1/4 cup of cocoa powder, and 4 cups stock. Return pork to pan, completely submerged. Cover and place in oven 3 1/2-5 1/2 hours. Remove pork to serving platter, strain liquid, and return to pan. Cook on high heat 10 minutes to concentrate flavors. Sprinkle pork with parsley.

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