Beer Mustard Crusted Pork Loin is just in time for Oktoberfest with beer mustard and brown sugar marinated and coated on pork loin grilled to perfection.
I’m baby stepping my way back.
It’s been a real crap storm of a year and I needed a break. The kind of break that heals the soul. The kind of healing that can only be accomplished by time.
The kind of time spent spent at the beach for a week with my family. The mixture of sweet and bitter to get to spend the week with one sister, yet missing another and her 7 year old triplets because the universe had other plans for them.
Time spent with my mom having dinner and drinks. Sitting in a quiet corner of Harry’s talking about old friends, life, loss, and heartbreak.
Time spent fishing with my dad all day long from my dock. An experience made even better by my dad’s willingness to bait my hook and release the giant ugly catfish I caught. For this, I’ll forgive him for turning up his nose at my craft bear while drinking The Beast.
Time spent kayaking around the lake, sunset dinners on the deck overlooking the water with Chris, pedicures, life jackets and little kids jumping off the dock into the water, me jumping off the dock into the water, Great Blue Herons and Turkey Vultures, drifting around the lake on a raft with a floating cooler of my favorite summer craft beers, laughter, kids fishing, good trashy books, good friends, meeting new friends, boat rides, water skiing, cook-outs, baked beans, burgers and dogs, popsicles, and of course, plenty of craft beer.
It’s been a summer of healing, friends.
And now I’m back. I can’t think of a better way to return than with a craft beer celebration just in time for Oktoberfest. Milena from Craft Beering has gathered a bunch of friends together to bring you a collection of recipes for an Oktoberfest Bash. I give you a Beer Mustard Crusted Pork Loin. Scroll below the recipe for a complete list of Oktoberfest Bash food and links to the amazing recipes.
Beer Mustard Crusted Pork Loin
- 24 ounces amber ale I used Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
- 1/2 cup yellow mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons ground mustard
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 4 pounds pork loin
In a sauce pan combine beer, mustard seeds, garlic powder. ground mustard, vinegar, brown sugar, and honey
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until thickened - this took about 30 minutes, but adjust the time for a thicker or thinner sauce
Add pork loins to a lidded container and cover with half the beer mustard sauce (reserving the other half for serving) and refrigerate for at least one hour or overnight
Heat grill or oven to 350
Discard marinade and grill or bake pork loins until done and internal temperature reaches 160
Slice and serve with reserved beer mustard sauce
Craft Beering Schweinshaxe (Bavarian Roasted Pork Knuckle)
Itsy-Bitsy Kitchen Bee Sting Cake
Girl Heart Food Traditional Pork Schnitzel
Beer Girl Cooks Beer Mustard Crusted Pork Loin
Tasty Ever After – Kartoffelsuppe (German Potato Soup)
Sugar Love Spices Porchetta Panini
Seasons & Suppers German Beef Rouladen
The Bearded Hiker Sauerbraten
Kelly Lynn’s Sweets & Treats German Chocolate Cake Cookies
Leeks and High Heels 12 Beer Pairings Just in Time for Oktoberfest
The Home Cook’s Kitchen Cheese and Cherry Strudel
What Should I Make For Bavarian Soft Pretzels
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
So happy to have you back, Rach, and happy to hear you had a relaxing summer. This looks scrumptious, my friend! Pinned! Cheers to a better fall. XO
Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
Beautiful! I’m in love with this dish, as pork and mustard is one of my favourite flavour combinations. Add in the beer and it’s most certainly perfection! So great for Oktoberfest eating 🙂
Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
I love pork loin and mustard, so I definitely need to make this! Totally perfect for Oktoberfest! Xoxo
I am so glad you are back Rachelle, one baby step at a time! and relax you were not the only one MIA as me too, I just got back… virtual hugs my friend! PS. great recipe for a comeback!!
A virtual hug to you, Rachelle, beautiful words for a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing it with us and joining this fantastic group of people and their recipes. We are honored to be among them! Your recipe sounds and looks amazing.
Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
I’m so sorry to hear about all the rough stuff lately. But glad you’re here to celebrate Oktoberfest with us! This looks like a wonderful re-entry into the blogging world!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
So glad your better Rachelle! And with such a delicious looking dish for Oktoberfest too! Need to get this one on our menu. Hope there are brighter days ahead for you! XO
Milena | Craft Beering
We are most eagerly embracing your beautiful offering Rachelle! I had no idea about the depth of what you went through, sending you all the good vibes I am capable of. Beautiful dish, not only festive, but healing, I guess depends on how you look at it. Glad that you joined us!
this is fantastic – love it! txs for sharing
Georgie | The Home Cook's Kitchen
this looks great and I love your photos for this recipe! the beer mustard sounds amazing!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
Hey yeeeeesssss GIRL!!!! Love me some pork! Especially when when it’s crusted with beer mustard and served with beer. We have a few bottles of amber ale in the refrig and a nice loin in the freezer, so I’m making this next week for an easy dinner. YUM & cheers to Oktoberfest 2017 🙂
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
Welcome back! You’ve been missed. This pork loin looks delicious!
David @ Spiced
Wow, this pork loin looks amazing, Rachelle! Like mouthwatering delicious! I knew you had a rough year, but I had no idea about your sister and her children. I’m so sorry. I know words can’t heal like time, but there are bunches of folks out here in the blog world who’ve been sending you good wishes. Glad to hear you had a great week with the family…even if Dad drinks the Beast. Hah! (Laura’s Dad only drinks Miller Lite. Blech!)
There is nothing like mustard and a pork loin! I have a friend from France who came to cook with me one day and we took a pork loin, coated it in dijon mustard, wrapped it on bacon and roasted. Simple but delicious! Thanks for sharing a great recipe!
Dominique | Perchance to Cook
YUUMM!! I’m always looking for more pork loin recipes and this looks like a winner! My husband would LOOVE this. Pinning!
This is a beautiful post, my friend, with a beautiful recipe to highlight. I’m glad you’re making your way back…we missed you! xo
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
Mustard and pork are a match, and this sounds and looks delicious. So sorry to hear about your sister and her children. Words cannot make you feel better, but knowing that others care helps.
Elaine @ Dishes Delish
This looks fabulous. I love pork loin and the beer mustard marinade looks delicious! I’ll be making this soon.
that dinner looks divine!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
This pork loin looks moist and delicious!!
Megan @ MegUnprocessed
Love celebrating Oktoberfest!
Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
I’m always on the lookout for new pork dishes. This one looks SO good – total fall comfort food!
Well…WELCOME BACK! And man…what a fab recipe to come back with!! Your recipes are amazing…Never stop what you are doing! This looks absolutely divine and here’s to a FABULOUS new chapter in your book!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Amanda!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
I’m thrilled you enjoyed your break and took some much needed time for yourself, my sweet friend!!! This pork looks absolutely delicious!! Feel free to make me this when Boy and I finally make it to Charlotte! 😉 xoxo
Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago
Glad you had a chance to take a break and happy to have you back!! This looks like a perfectly cooked pork loin and I’m sure it’s absolutely delicious!!
I LOVE pork, it is my favorite white meat. Pork can be made in so many different ways, my favorite is pork tacos.
I love pork loin and I think this easy recipe would be a great option for a nice weeknight meal. Thanks for sharing, this looks amazing!
This is a great recipe, and it helped me earn points with my wife on date night. Thanks for sharing! It paired well with a chardonnay as well.