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Pork roast in aspic (Bratensülze) – tasty and easy

In this post, I’ll show you how to make your own pork roast in aspic. You can achieve a super tasty result with little effort. Pretty similar to other brawn recipes on the blog.

The pork roast in aspic can be served however you like. Traditionally, it is often eaten with roast potatoes or bread. 

I use carrots and parsley for the garnish. You can also change this as you wish. 

In the post I use Bloom 240 aspic powder, but you can also cook out pigs feet and pork shank. These cuts have a lot of collagen. This makes the aspic firm on its own after cooling. You can find instructions for this in my german Sülze recipe

Here you can find the complete pork roast in aspic recipe as a video or to read through.

Have fun and good luck making it yourself!

Pork roast in aspic – What do you need to make it?

roast pork in aspic - all ingredients

Spices per liter of aspic

  • 0.75 l water
  • 0.25 l vinegar
  • 15 g salt
  • 2.5 g pepper 
  • 0.5 g bay leaves
  • 0.5 g allspice
  • 100 g onion 
  • depending on the desired firmness: Bloom 240 aspic powder

Depending on the size of your mold, you will need approx. 250-300 ml aspic broth for the pork roast in aspic.


  • 400 g roast (can also be from the day before)
  • 100 g carrot
  • parsley

The equipment to make pork roast in aspic

Casserole dish 

In order to make your roast pork in aspic, you’ll need a mold in which it can cool. 

Make pork roast in aspic – Step-By-Step Instructions

Optional making roasts

As mentioned above. You can also use your roast from the day before. Here I show you how to make your own roast. 

For the roast you will need  

  • a piece of pork, for example pork butt or pork belly (approx. 1 – 1.5 kg)
  • 150 g carrots
  • 150 g celeriac
  • 150 g leek 
  • 50 g parsnip

1.  First, roughly chop the soup vegetables. 

roast pork in aspic - celeriac

2. Salt the meat well on all sides. 

roast pork in aspic - salt

3. Put the meat with the soup vegetables in a roasting pan. Make sure that if you take a piece of meat with a rind, the rind is facing upwards. 

roast pork in aspic - roasting pan

4. Fill the roasting pan with hot water. Add a little salt there too. 

roast pork in aspic - water 1

5. Put the roasting pan in the oven at 180 °C (356.0 °F) for 2-3 hours. 

roast pork in aspic - cook

6. Your roast is ready.

Making pork roast in aspic

1. Cut the cooled roast into strips.

roast pork in aspic - roast pork

2. Put the onions, water, vinegar and spices (except for the aspic powder) in a pan.

roast pork in aspic - water

3. Stir the ingredients, put the lid on the pan and leave to simmer for about 20 minutes.

roast pork in aspic - stock

4. Pass the stock through a sieve. It is best to also place kitchen paper in the sieve. This will make the stock as clear as possible.

roast pork in aspic - sieve

5. Add the aspic powder to the liquid and stir well. If the aspic powder has not dissolved, you can reheat the liquid. However, the broth with the aspic should no longer boil.  The amount depends on which aspic powder you use. The final aspic should be firm but not firm to cut.

roast pork in aspic - aspic

6. Cut the carrot and parsley into fine strips. Optionally, you can also use the vegetables from your roasting pan. 

roast pork in aspic - carrot

7. Place the roast together with the carrots and parsley in the desired shape.

roast pork in aspic - filling

8. Pour the aspic stock over the ingredients.

roast pork in aspic - aspic 2

9. Leave your roast in aspic to cool in the fridge for approx. 24 hours. 

roast pork in aspic - 24h

10. Your roast in aspic is ready 😄. Enjoy the taste.

roast pork in aspic - ready

How long is the shelf life of the pork roast in aspic?

Your pork roast brawn will keep for approx. 3 – 4 days in the refrigerator. 

An alternative is to cook it in jars.


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