Belgian Pork Braised in Cherry Beer

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Cast-Iron Cooking for Two: 75 Quick and Easy Skillet Recipes

By Joanna Pruess

Published 2019

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Throughout Belgium, many dishes are cooked with local beers, of which there are hundreds of varieties. This robust pork stew is simmered in kriek lambic, their famous cherry beer, along with mushrooms, pearl onions, and dried cherries. It’s an inviting way to relax with a homey meal on a chilly evening.

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