Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Pork, apple and mustard in cider

Having returned home to the freezer breaking down. I have spent most of the evening trying to rescue as much food as possible.

This is another very quick and simple make-it-the night-before-in-the-slow-cooker recipe that I do all the time. It also freezes well, if your freezer works, so I make loads. This does for 6 good sized portions. It also proved impossible to take a tasty looking photo of, so here is a nice Bramley:

800g Pork, I go for the cheaper cuts as they are going to be slow cooked.
400g Bramley apples. I'm not too fussy about the quantity here and go for 2 large ones or 3-4 small.
1 Onion
880ml cider.
2 tablespoons of wholegrain mustard.
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Chop the pork into cubes, a nice mouthful size, and brown them off in a frying pan. Place in the slow cooker or casserole dish.
2. Finely chop the onion and brown off in the frying pan using the fat from the pork. Plonk in the dish.
3. Peel, core and chop the apple and place in the dish with everything else.
4. Pour on the cider, ad the mustard and seasoning.
5. Leave cooking in the slow cooker overnight or while you are at work. If you don't have a slow cooker put it in the oven on 200C for 6 hours. (Keep an eye on it and add more cider if needed.)
6. If using the slow cooker pop in the oven on high for an hour to reduce the juices down and make that bit yummier. You don't have to do this but I find it makes a worthwhile difference.

This goes well with mashed, new or baked potatoes and crunchy green vegetables.

Cost: About £8.

Time taken: Around half an hour plus cooking time.

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