Red Wine-Braised Pork Butt
This flavorful, easy-to-make slow-cooked pork is a great winter dish to savor all week long.
- 1 4-pound pork butt
- salt and freshly ground pepper
- olive oil
- 1 Cup water
- 1 1/2 Cup red wine
- 2 bay leaves
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 onion, quartered
- 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
Pat the pork butt dry with paper towels and generously season with salt and pepper. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat, drizzle about 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sear the pork butt on both sides, about 6-8 minutes or until well-browned.
Reduce the heat slightly and add the water, red wine, bay leaves, garlic, onion, cinnamon and red wine vinegar. Bring to a boil, then place in the preheated oven and cook, covered, for approximately 2 hours or until fork tender. Baste occasionally with the basting liquid.
When finished, remove the pork and strain the braising liquid into a clean sauce pot. Over medium-high heat, reduce the liquid until it thickens and becomes sauce-like. Season with salt and pepper as needed.