Tuscan Style Braised Pork

Recipe by Mama Cee Jay
READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
SERVES: 12-14




  • Cut roast into 2" chunks, removing excess fat.
  • Process juniper berries, cloves, peppercorns, dried garlic and sea salt in spice grinder until coarse mixture results.
  • Put meat into large plastic container and rub generously with several tablespoons of spice mixture. (Reserve remaining spices.) Add gin and olive oil and thoroughly mix together. Seal container and refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours. Turn container a few times during marination process. You can marinate for up to three days if you can wait that long!
  • Preheat oven to 325 deg F. Brown meat pieces in batches on stove top over medium high heat in a large oven safe covered pot or dutch oven. Place browned meat back into pot and add chicken broth, tomato sauce, red wine vinegar and enough water to cover meat.
  • Cover and transfer pot to oven. Braise meat for 3-4 hours or until meat is very tender. Taste sauce and season with reserved spices if desired. Serve over pasta or mashed potatoes.