Slow cooker pork casserole served in a bowl

Slow cooker pork casserole

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(32 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 6 hrs - 8 hrs


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

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Nutrition: Per serving

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



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

  • 1 leek, chopped



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

  • 1 carrot, chopped



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


  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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Isabella Harrex's picture
Isabella Harrex
18th Apr, 2020
This was lovely, but would definitely be lifted by adding apple, cider/apple juice, or sweet potato. Still a great base though!! I added more carrot and that definitely helped. Next time I’ll add at least one apple.
koolk_2009's picture
13th Nov, 2019
Delicious and so warming. Added an eating apple towards the end but forgot the honey and cornflour!! I don't have a slow cooker so I just did mine for 3hrs in the oven.
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Maggie Mason
3rd Mar, 2019
Made this few times now and is delicious with minimum hassle. Prepared everything in the morning before work and came bake to it later that day to finish off. Brilliant with mash or pasta. My husband loves it.
15th Dec, 2018
Lovely. I used a dry cider for the majority of the liquid which really lifted it. whole family tucked in
18th Nov, 2018
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!
4th Oct, 2018
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.
3rd Oct, 2018
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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