Oktoberfest Schweinebraten

Prep Time: 10 Min | Cook Time: 30-40 Min


  • 1
    Boneless Pork Shoulder With Fat Cap and Skin
  • 2
    4-6 Cups Of Vegetable Broth
  • 3
    4 Carrots
  • 4
    4 Leeks
  • 5
    4 Celery Stalks
  • 6
    4 Medium Sized Onions
  • 7
    2 Bottles Of German Beer
  • 8
    Salt & Pepper To Taste
  • 9
    3 Tbsp Butter

It's time for Oktoberfest! We’ve got a traditional German recipe that is a little different than your usual brats and sauerkraut. Schweinebraten is roasted pork topped with crispy cubed skin on top. This is bound to be a hit at your Oktoberfest-themed party!


  1. Lay shoulder fat side down in a roasting pan
  2. Pour in enough vegetable broth to keep the fat cap covered
  3. Place on the grill at 300F for 30-40 minutes. This will help soften the skin.
  4. Cut up your vegetables into 1-2" lengths. Cut the onions into chunks
  5. Remove the meat from grill and set aside for next step
  6. Butter up your roasting pan and fill with your cut up vegetables. Brown the vegetables slightly
  7. Cut 1/2" or 1cm cubes into the fat cap being careful not to cut into the meat. 
  8. Season with salt and pepper and get it down into the cube crevices.
  9. Pour the vegetable broth on top of your browned vegetables not too much, just enough to cover them.
  10. Place your seasoned shoulder on top of the vegetable bed
  11. Pour 2 bottles of your favorite dark german beer over shoulder and vegetables
  12. Raise grill heat to 340-350F and cook until internal temp of 160-165F checking throughout. 
  13. Cut up and enjoy!

Author: Mr.HomeOwner
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