Miso Braised Pork


Japanese comfort food! The smell will draw you in!

close up view of Miso Braised Pork on a white platter, next to tomatoes and fresh herbs
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 45 mins
12 servings


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 5 pounds pork butt (shoulder roast) cut into 2-inch slices

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger

  • 2 cups water, more if needed

  • cup soy sauce

  • cup brown sugar

  • ¾ cup white (shiro) miso


  1. Heat canola oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until hot. Sear pork slices until well browned on both sides, then remove. Stir in the garlic and ginger, cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the water, soy sauce, brown sugar, and miso; bring to a simmer, scraping the bottom of the pan to dissolve the caramelized juices.

  2. Place pork into pot, add additional water if needed to cover pork with the sauce. Then, reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 3 hours until the pork is tender, and the sauce has thickened.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

520 Calories
36g Fat
12g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 520
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 1166mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 637mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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