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Slow cooker pork fillet with apples

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(5 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 4 hrs

Easy

Serves 4

Pork and apples is a classic combination and the meat is all the more tender when slow-cooked for four hours. Serve with greens for a complete, healthy meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal344
  • fat14g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre5g
  • protein33g
  • salt0.65g
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Ingredients

  • ½ tbsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

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

  • 500g pork fillet, sliced into medallions
    Pork

    Pork

    paw-k

    One of the most versatile types of meat, pork is economical, tender if cooked correctly, and…

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 3 eating apples
    Apples

    Apple

    ap-pel

    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 150ml low-salt chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 sage leaves, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp half-fat crème fraîche

Method

  1. Heat the slow cooker. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, fry the pork medallions on each side for 2 mins until they pick up a little colour. Fry the onion for a few mins, then add the stock and mustard to the pan and stir. Tip the pork and sauce into the slow cooker.

  2. Core and cut the apples into quarters, add them to the pot with the sage. Season with black pepper. Cook on Low for 4 hours or until the meat is tender, then stir in the crème fraîche.

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tillyfloss80
3rd Mar, 2018
3.8
Very pleasant dish, meat was lovely and tender and so simple and easy to make. Didn’t taste very apple-y to me, I might try adding apple juice or even a splash of cider next time!
alkaline_fairy
28th Jan, 2018
2.55
Lovely flavours but disappointed with the portion size and sauciness. The picture looks much thicker but there is no instruction to reduce the sauce so mine was very thin in comparison. There was no indication of how big to cut the fillet but perhaps it should've been thinner because there wasn't enough pork to stretch to 4 portions. It would be helpful to have grammage on the apples also as I think mine must have been too large for the dish.
catie74
5th Nov, 2017
3.8
Very easy. I pop it in to the slow cooker just before leaving home to collect the kids from school. Served with colcannon, sugar snaps and baby corn
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jen2509
9th Oct, 2017
5.05
Yummy!! This was so easy to make, was very tender and very tasty!!!
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tillyfloss80
3rd Mar, 2018
3.8
With regards to thickening the sauce, I’ve read somewhere to take the lid off and turn to high (at the end of the cooking time) to thicken the sauce, though may take a while to reach desired consistency!