Bavarian Pork Knuckles

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Bavarian Pork Knuckles

It's a classic main meal at the Munich Oktoberfest. My Bavarian Pork Knuckles is prepared in one pot and can be served family style! Enjoy this Paleo German Recipe!

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6
Servings
471
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 small leek
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil, bacon or duck fat
  • 2-3 Pounds pork knuckles
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons whole black peppercorns
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1 Cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter

Directions

Directions

Dice your leek, celery, carrot and onion. Set aside in a bowl. Heat a stock pot over medium heat. Add fat and let heat for 1 minutes. Add pork knuckles and saute for about 3 minutes. Add in vegetables, salt, peppercorns, cumin and broth/water. Cover and heat on low for 2 1/2 hours or until tender (or put in oven at 275 degrees F for 2 hours). Remove pork from pot and set aside. Remove vegetables by using a slotted spoon and place in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon butter and increase the heat to medium. Once begins to boil add 1 teaspoon arrowroot flour and whisk into liquid. Let thicken into a gravy. Add pork and vegetables back into the pan. Taste for any additional seasonings.

Pork Shopping Tip

Bone-in cuts tend to be slightly less expensive than their boneless counterparts, and have more flavor.

Pork Cooking Tip

According to the USDA, the recommended internal temperature for cooked pork should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pork Wine Pairing

Tempranillo, dolcetto, gewürztraminer, or muscat with roast pork; carmènere with  pork sausage; sangiovese, pinotage, or richer sauvignon blancs for stir-fried or braised pork dishes or pork in various sauces; syrah/shiraz, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, zinfandel, petite sirah, nero d'avola, or primitivo with barbecued spareribs or pulled pork, or with cochinito en pibil and other Mexican-spiced pork dishes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
31g
48%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
14g
68%
Cholesterol
125mg
42%
Protein
39g
78%
Carbs
8g
3%
Vitamin A
117µg
13%
Vitamin B12
1µg
17%
Vitamin B6
1mg
49.7%
Vitamin C
5mg
8%
Vitamin D
1µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
0.7mg
3.4%
Vitamin K
13µg
16%
Calcium
65mg
7%
Fiber
2g
6%
Folate (food)
20µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
20µg
5%
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
53mg
13%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
10mg
48%
Phosphorus
403mg
58%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
849mg
24%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
31%
Sodium
482mg
20%
Thiamin (B1)
2mg
100%
Zinc
3mg
23%

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