Pork & Beer Stew (German)

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

Recipe: #17095

February 01, 2015

"*Schweinefleisch und Bier-Eintopf* in German, this recipe is from *Modern German Food* by Roz Denny. In her intro, Roz said "In several parts of Germany, breadcrumbs are used to thicken soups & stews, a brilliant idea that adds a delicious rich & slightly nutty flavor, especially when beer is used instead of stock. This recipe uses shoulder of pork, but works equally well w/beef or veal & is a wonderful warming casserole." Enjoy! (15 min was allowed for ingredient prep)"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (440.3 g)
  • Calories 580.9
  • Total Fat - 34.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 106.5 mg
  • Sodium - 256.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 28.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.6 g
  • Sugars - 6.5 g
  • Protein - 30.2 g
  • Calcium - 140.3 mg
  • Iron - 3.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a large heavy-based saucepan, brown cubed pork in half the oil until nicely browned (about 5 min), remove w/a slotted spoon & set aside.

Step 2

Add remaining oil & saute the onion & garlic for 5 min or until softened.

Step 3

Stir in the carrots & mushrooms (if using) & cook for 5 minutes. Add spices & bay leaf.

Step 4

Return the meat to the pan & stir in the beer + breadcrumbs. Season w/salt + pepper to taste & bring to a slow boil, stirring once or twice.

Step 5

Make sure the meat is pressed under the liquid, then partially cover & simmer very gently for about 1 hour.

Step 6

Uncover, remove bay leaf + cinnamon stick, sprinkle w/parsley & serve immediately.

Step 7

Serving Suggestions Per Roz: "Serve w/buttered cabbage or kale plus potato dumplings, mashed potatoes or Spatzle".


  • No special items are required

2 Reviews


This was so tasty...I couldn't believe that just a few little spices would pack a delicious dish full of flavor...I did find that the liquid evaporated quickly so I just added what I had at hand...some tasty red wine...I cut my LARGE mushrooms into quarters and served everything over noodles...we loved this...made for "Pick Me" tag game...


review by:
(31 Dec 2017)


Delicious! In addition to the dark rye bread, I added some caraway seed. I alos cooked it in the slow cooker on low for 6 hours. Will be making this again. Will try it with beef next time.


review by:
(25 May 2016)

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