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Easy Pork in Cider Casserole

Updated on January 29, 2014
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Pork in Cider Casserole

This recipe uses pork shoulder, a tasty and economical cut of meat, which benefits from the slow cooking in a casserole.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 2 hours
Ready in: 2 hours 20 min
Yields: 4-5 portions

Ingredients

  • one and a half pounds pork shoulder, cubed
  • 4-5 carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet potato, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 large potatoes, sliced
  • half cup peas
  • half cup green beans
  • one pint cider
  • cornflour
  • worcestershire sauce
  • stock cube
  • half pint thickened chicken stock
  • paprika
  • cooking oil
The meat will need cutting into cubes. You can ask the butcher for help if needed.
The meat will need cutting into cubes. You can ask the butcher for help if needed. | Source

Instructions

  1. Prepare the meat by cutting into cubes if necessary
  2. Prepare the vegetables, keeping sweet potato pieces chunky as they go soft.
  3. Quickly fry the pork in a little cooking oil to brown and seal the meat
  4. Add the chopped onion, turn heat down slightly.
  5. Add the other vegetables and stir in the pan with 3-4 tablespoons of cornflour, plus one chicken stock cube
  6. Pour in a pint of cider. Bring to the boil, stirring, so that the liquid thickens slightly.
  7. Add around half a pint of thickened chicken stock to just cover the meat and vegetables.
  8. Add worcestershire sauce (try 6 good shakes) and paprika to taste, with a teaspoon of salt if desired.
  9. Transfer to casserole dish, cover, and cook for two hours at 180c/350f, stirring halfway through.
frying the ingredients in the prepping stage
frying the ingredients in the prepping stage | Source

You can add more cornflour, mixed in a little cold water, towards the end of cooking if the sauce needs more thickening. Stir in well.

The choice of vegetables is a personal matter. It's good to have a mix of colours and shapes. You can also leave out the potatoes and serve with rice if preferred. The beauty of casseroles are they can be changed to suit your needs.


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      innerspin 4 years ago from uk

      Thanks, Nell! Hope you enjoy it.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      It looks and sounds absolutely yummy! lol! I will definitely be giving it a try, voted up!

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      innerspin 4 years ago from uk

      Good to have you visit, billybuc, thanks for commenting. Pork also goes well with a creamy mushroom sauce. Yum.

      We are having a good weekend, Spring is finally in the air. Best to you.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I've never heard of this recipe but it sounds delicious and I'm willing to give it a try. Thanks for this, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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      innerspin 4 years ago from uk

      That's good to hear, thanks, Vickiw. I like the fact the main work is done well ahead of mealtime, and you have the lovely aroma, so you look forward to sitting down at the table.

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      Vickiw 4 years ago

      Love those hearty type, slow cooked meals. They are flavourful and easy. Couldn't be better!

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      innerspin 4 years ago from uk

      Hi, carol777, I've used this cut of pork in several casserole, it's usually quite tender. The cider does help bring out the flavour, as apple and pork go well together. My menfolk loved this recipe. Thanks for commenting!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Sounds good and I love the veggies. I guess the cider tenderizes and brings out the flavor.