|2 tablespoons (1/4 stick)||Butter|
|2 tablespoons||Vegetable oil|
|4 pounds||Trimmed pork shoulder, cut into 1" cubes|
|2 large||Onions, sliced|
|4 cloves||Garlic, minced|
|¼ cup||All-purpose flour|
|1 14 ½-ounce can||Chicken broth|
|1 ½ cups||Apple juice or cider|
|1 cup||Dark beer|
|2 tablespoons||Dijon mustard|
|1 teaspoon ||Ground coriander|
|½ teaspoon||Ground cinnamon|
|1 cup ||Chopped apricots|
|1 cup||Chopped Taylor Brothers pitted prunes|
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Melt butter with oil in heavy large Dutch oven or casserole over medium-high heat. Add pork in batches and cook until brown, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes. Transfer to bowl using slotted spoon.
Add onions and garlic to same pan and cook until tender, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
Add flour and stir 3 minutes.
Mix in broth, cider, beer, mustard, coriander, cinnamon and salt and bring mixture to boil.
Return pork and any juices in bowl to Dutch oven. Stir in apricots and prunes. Cover and bake 1 hour.
Remove lid from Dutch oven and continue baking until pork is tender and liquid is reduced to sauce consistency, about 45 minutes longer.
Season with salt and pepper.