German Schwenkbraten (Pork Steak Barbecue) Recipe

German Schwenkbraten (Pork Steak Barbecue) Recipe

The Schwenker is a pork steak marinated for at least 24 hours and grilled over a wood fire. Learn how to cook this authentic and delicious dish.
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    If you cannot find pork steaks already cut, buy a whole pork shoulder roast (or similar roast), debone it , and cut the meat crosswise, 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick to make steaks.
  3. Step 3

    Mix the oil with the garlic , mustard and the rest of the spices in a large bowl.
  4. Step 4

    Add the steaks and the onions and turn to coat.
  5. Step 5

    Layer all the meat and the onions in the bowl, cover with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate for 8 to 24 hours, mixing a few times to redistribute the oil.
  6. Step 6

    Place schnitzel (without onions) in a single layer over direct heat, salt (a little) and grill for 8 to 10 minutes per side.