Spicy Smoked Pork Chops on the Big Green Egg

What is real man-food in the summer heat? Spicy Smoked Pork Chops is the answer. I memory goes back to Playa del Coco, Costa Rica where I had enjoyed a smoked pork chop that used coffee wood as the smoking agent. I inquired around town and found out that a German ex-pat was responsible for…

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ pork)

“Char” doesn’t translate to charred, rather “char siu” literally means fork roast – ‘Char’ meaning fork and siu being roast. The traditional cooking method for Chinese BBQ Pork was skewering long strips of seasoned pork with long-twined forks and placed over a fire, much like roasting a hot dog. We grilled a thoroughly marinated pork roast over indirect charcoal in…

Swineapple (Bacon wrapped Smoked Pineapple) with Brown Ale

The Swineapple took the interwebs by storm last year. I avoided the hype. I tried to not look at the delicious recipes. I even tore the word pineapple from my lexicon! But, the pull of the swineapple was too much. I have given in to the magic of bacon, pork, and smoke…once again. My version…

Tangy Red Ale Pork Roast

Nothing says home cooking like walking into the house at the end of a long day to be greeted with thick, savory aromas from the Crock Pot. Slow cooking a pork sirloin roast with the Red Dread Imperial Red Ale from Bitterroot Brewing creates a memorable meal. Tangy Red Ale Pork Roast Ingredients 2½ lbs….

Tripel Country Paté (Paté de Campagne avec Tripel)

Everyone thinks of liver when they think of paté, but not all patés contain organ meat (even though they are awesome). This recipe is for a country style paté that features the La Fin Du Monde Tripel from Unibroue (instead of the traditional cognac and the Imperial Red Ale Bacon. After steaming in a water bath for…

Pork Sirloin with Pale Ale and Lemon Marinade

Big and bold, the easy flavor profiles to run. Sometimes I strive for subtlety, a dish with nuances. this pork recipe with a pale ale and lemon marinade flavorful with subtle notes of rosemary and hop. Served with the Saison Lemon Aioli, it becomes a melding of citrus and hop flavors.

IPA Curried Pork Bites

It’s game time, and I am tired of the same old chili and chips tailgate food. This recipe for IPA Curried Pork Bites will definitely spice up your pre-game activities. 3 Needles IPA from the Lolo Peak Brewing Company adds a hoppy bite that brings the warmth of red pepper and curry to the front of the party.

Porter Mango Habanero Pulled Pork

We keep riding the pork train with this recipe for a super-easy porter mango habanero pulled pork. The marinating/brining process, Salish Honey Ale spread, and a slow cook produces a soft, subtly sweet, and smoky pulled pork that carries a hint of spice. What kicks it up another notch? Try serving with a fiery mango habanero salsa and cooling sour cream.

Apricot Ale Curried Pork Potjie

My first crack at an African-inspired dish, the Apricot Ale Curried Pork Potjie lights the fire with its spiciness. This recipe uses the newly released Tree Shaker Apricot Ale from Lolo Peak Brewing, and it has enough “apricotiness” to impart that flavor.

Beertastic Smoked Pork Queso

Take the leftovers from Beertastic Smoked Pork Loin and the Porter Habanero BBQ sauce, and create a queso dip that rocks! This recipe is super easy to make, requiring only a sauce pan and time.

Beertastic Smoked Pork Loin

Smoked lean pork loin from the Big Green Egg is quick and easy. Pork is forgiving, especially when smoked low and slow. Dry rub the meat for 12 hours or more using the Pale Ale Almost Dry Rub, and after smoking for 3+ hours, serve with the Porter Habanero BBQ Sauce.

Hawaiian Pork Tacos

With some leftover Port of Hawaii Pork Sirloin chops, we decided to transform them into Hawaiian Pork Tacos. We simply sliced up the pork sirloins and made a pineapple/salsa sauce.