Very yummy and super easy. I could not find a 1.5 pound pork shoulder, so had to go with a slightly bigger piece at 2.1 pounds. I cooked the dish on high for 6 hours in a 6-quart crock pot. The meat was perfect and the beans tender. I did find quite a bit of fat at the top of the stew, so I skimmed substantially before serving. I also poured this over some white rice to stretch it and add a little more texture. Overall, I don't think the recipe needs any modifications, aside from a little salt at the end. I will definitely be making this again!
I use "country style" ribs with or without bones, as they are much leaner than shoulder. I love this soup. Often sprinkle avocado on top.
The alcohol cooks out very quickly in any recipe using alcohol whether it is baked or cooking in a crockpot.
I didn't like this as a soup (I like thicker bean soups), but the resulting pork and beans were very tasty in tacos and burritos. It makes a nice, smokey pulled pork.
I really liked this dish! I used my homemade salsa. I thought the season ratios were on - but I used more salt and also a bit more chipotle. I was not used to the taste the beer provided but I really liked it - it was a bit too sophisticated for my 4 year old. I did not use the pork butt/shoulder because the one I found in my supermarket was cured with nitrites. Instead, I found some other cut and it looked good so I threw it in and it came out perfectly! I will say though that it took like 9 hours for it to be cooked perfectly. Will make again!!
There's usually a lot of fat rendered after cooking a pork shoulder. For those of you who have made this was that an issue ? I'm certainly not opposed to "pork love" but was wondering if it was overbearing in the finished dish.
Sorry, I didn't care for the soup. I am not one to over season my food but I think the seasoning was inadequate. I would say you need three times as much salt,chipotles/adobo, and cumin. By the time you are done modifying this recipe to your taste you are better off trying a different recipe.