Slow-roast pork with apples & peppers

Slow-roast pork with apples & peppers

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 4 hrs - 4 hrs, 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

This is a no-effort dish with only 20 minutes prep - just serve straight from the oven

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
644
protein
51g
carbs
24g
fat
39g
saturates
15g
fibre
4g
sugar
22g
salt
0.82g

Ingredients

  • 2-2¼kg/4lb 8oz-5lb pork shoulder joint (or 2 x 1kg/2lb 4oz joints), scored and tied
  • 50g butter, softened
  • 3 tbsp demerara sugar
  • 3 tbsp wholegrain mustard

For the apples & peppers

  • 3 onions, thinly sliced, and 2 small eating apples (we used Braeburns), quartered, cored and thinly sliced
  • 7-8 red, yellow and/or orange peppers, each cut into quarters, cores and seeds discarded
  • few bay leaves
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Sit the pork on a sheet of foil in a roasting tin. Mix the butter, sugar and mustard with 2 tsp salt, rub all over the top and ends of the joint (or joints), then scrunch up the foil to seal tightly in a parcel.
  2. Mix the onions and apples in a large, shallow roasting tin. Scatter the peppers over the top and poke in some bay leaves. Mix the vinegar, oil, mustard and sugar with 100ml water and drizzle over everything. Roast the pork for 3½ hrs while you cook the peppers on the shelf below for the first 2 hrs. When you remove the apples and peppers after 2 hrs, set aside and put the Salt-baked potatoes (see 'Goes well with', right) into the oven underneath the pork instead.
  3. After 3 hrs, unwrap the foil from the pork. Scrape any mustard mixture stuck to the foil back onto the pork, sit it and any juices back in the tin and increase oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Roast for 30-45 mins more until the skin is brown and crisping. Remove the pork from the oven, cover and rest for 20 mins while you put the peppers back on the top shelf for 20 mins to finish. Serve the pork thickly sliced alongside the apples and peppers, with any tin juices poured over.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2010

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stanhopemc's picture
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This is a firm family favourite now, a real hit with my foodie husband as well as my 'not-a-fan-of-meat' son - a great way to cook pork. Makes delicious cold pork for sandwiches the next day, so nothing gets wasted.

troubleuk's picture
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I loved the taste. And the peppers and apples were amazing.
However, I didnt enjoy the pork shoulder (it was too fatty for me, im a fussy eater). Though, im going to make it again, but with a pork loin.
The taste is amazing and it is so easy to do, just prepare it and put it in the oven. I will being doing this again really soon. Give it a go

deaconpeter's picture

I will be hosting a dinner party next week with the request that whatever I will be cooking it must be pork. I came across this recipe and it sounds good. Will keep you updated how it went.

drama925's picture
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delicious and easy - I cut down on the sugar as we found it rather sweet.

drama925's picture
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delicious and easy - I cut down on the sugar as we found it rather sweet.

jenniferkendrick's picture

ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! And I'm no great cook but I managed this and it was fab!

shoba123's picture
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Fabulous result will do again !!

drama925's picture
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D - LICIOUS!!

rmdelvoie's picture

The recipe looks fab. I would like to make it for an outdoors event for about 20 people. Can I make this in advance and serve cold ??? Has anybody tried it cold ??? Thanks for any help in this.

wendy-2165's picture

Sounds very nice will try it thanks.

sjampack's picture
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What more can I say except YUMMMMMMYYYY!!
I cooked this dish for a two-people christmas celebration with my bf, so I reduced the amount of apples and peppers and a slightly smaller portion of pork....still turned absolutely wonderful!!
Amazing recipe!

justinesmith9's picture
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this was delicious - roasted it really slowly and then exposed the joint to try and get the crackling sorted.Managed to get it fairly crackly but would have liked it a bit cracklier.Served this with Pommes Anna and it was totally scrummy - will definitely make it again

Foodmonster2's picture
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This is an absolute winner! My fussy husband couldn't praise it enough and this really says something. I've made loads of pork dishes before, however, this one must be the best. Amazing result for such little effort. I served it with 2 small jacket potatoes (didn't get time to do the egg whites like suggested). This will be one of our regular weekend treats from now on.

yvonnehunt's picture

OMG, cannot believe how delicious this was! I'm not a lover of sweet and savoury so my cooking can be a bit boring sometimes. However, I thought I would start making more of an effort as I actually enjoy cooking so I dug out a few recipes and invited family around for Sunday lunch. They absolutely loved the pork and the apple/onions/peppers side dish was lapped up. I even had seconds myself.
I also made sticky toffee pudding - OMG heaven!!! I can't believe how easy it is and what simple ingredients it has. Yummie!!!

carina009amy's picture
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Delicious moist pork, with very little effort. Miraculously everyone in the family liked it (definitely a family favourite from now on). Used red onions for more taste.

libby17's picture

Brilliant recipe. So quick to prepare then it cooks on its own. Meat lovely and tender. Everyone liked the apples and peppers too. Will be making it again.

justinesmith9's picture
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absolutely superb - did this with tenderloin and used Bramley apples - think this will become a firm family favorite.Even our daughter who claims not to like pork devoured it !!!

lizstan's picture
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special occasion

jweg1210's picture
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Best pork I've ever cooked - this is just lovely.
Timings didn't quite work for me (hadn't prepped the veg, needed to go out, but pork had to go in) , so I cooked the peppers on the stove top for 40 minutes, and it worked just fine.
Have just eaten some leftovers and the pork is still tender and lovely straight out of the fridge.

suegraham0507's picture
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You must try this! Melt in the mouth pork that is just lovely. Easy to prepare; easy to cook and very easy to eat! My son is not a pork lover but will "suffer" it when needed - he absolutely loved this and even asked for us to have it again! It has taken me ages and a lot of different recipes to find something as good as this - go on on, give it a try - you won't regret it.

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