Slow cooker pork casserole served in a bowl

Slow cooker pork casserole

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 6 hrs - 8 hrs

Easy

Serves 4

Cosy up on cold nights with our comforting slow cooker pork casserole. Chopped apples would make a great addition – add them in the final hour of cooking

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal416
  • fat21g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre4g
  • protein41g
  • salt1.2g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable or rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 4 pork shoulder steaks (about 750g), cut into large chunks
  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 leek, chopped
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 1 carrot, chopped
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • bundle of woody herbs (bouquet garni) – we used 2 bay leaves, 3 sage leaves and 4 thyme sprigs, plus a few thyme leaves to serve
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp honey
    Honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

Method

  1. Heat your slow cooker. Drizzle the oil in a wide frying pan over a high heat. Season the pork, then add to the hot pan. Avoid overcrowding the meat – you may want to do this in batches. Cook until deep brown all over, then transfer to the slow cooker. Add the onion and leeks to the frying pan and cook for a few mins, until they soften. Add a splash of water and scrape any tasty bits from the bottom, then tip everything into the slow cooker. Add the carrot, herbs, stock cube, mustard and vinegar, season, then add enough water to just cover the ingredients. Stir, then set your slow cooker on low for 6-8 hrs, or high for 5-6 hrs.

  2. In a saucepan, mix the cornflour and honey with 1-2 tsp of liquid from the slow cooker, until you have a smooth paste. Add 100ml more liquid, bring to a simmer until thickened, then stir back into the casserole. Serve with mash or dumplings, scattered with thyme leaves.

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catie74
15th Dec, 2018
Lovely. I used a dry cider for the majority of the liquid which really lifted it. whole family tucked in
VicParis
18th Nov, 2018
4.05
Really easy, tasty, good value winter casserole. I cooked it for 10 hours on low as we left early and didn't get back till late - and the flavors were delicious! Sliced the leeks in thick diagonals and added more carrots for some extra bits. I meant to add a quartered apple for the last hour but couldn't wait so will definitely make again!
watchstrap
4th Oct, 2018
5.05
First casserole of the season and very nice it was too. The thickening at the end with the cornflour and honey worked well and added to the flavour.
reevey
3rd Oct, 2018
5.05
Wonderful casserole we for Sunday dinner after a long bike ride. Bags of flavour and so easy to prepare and cooked mine for 6 hours on low (half sized for two of us). I will add more carrots next time and slice rather than chop the onions & leeks but that's a personal choice. I served it with a jack potato and tenderstem broccoli. We scored it 8.5/10 and will definitely repeat it again.
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