Tangy Pork Casserole

 

Tangy Pork Casserole

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • 750g piece boneless pork, cut into large chunks
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 gloves garlic, crushed
  • ¾ cup dry apple cider
  • ¾ cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Chilli seasoning, salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Side recommendationss: Sautéed Red cabbage, leeks and crispy potatoes

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Brown the pork pieces for 4-5 Remove from the pan and place in a casserole dish.
  • Add the onion, celery and garlic to the pan and cook for two minutes, or until golden. Add the onion mixture to the casserole dish with the cider, stock, barbecue sauce, mustard, thyme, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings.
  • Cover the casserole dish with a lid and bake for 2 – 2 ½ hours, stirring occasionally, until the pork is very tender.
  • Shred the pork chunks with two forks and serve garnished with the parsley.

Apple Cider Devilled Sausages

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This is a conglomeration of several recipes. The short version is from Food in a Minute, and uses Wattie’s Just Add Devilled Sausages, while the longer version makes the sauce from scratch.

Ingredients:

• 600g pork or chicken sausages
• Devilled sauce (canned or homemade; see below)
• 1 cup apple cider or apple juice
• 2 apples, cored and sliced

Devilled Sauce:

• 1 tablespoon canola oil
• 1 clove garlic, crushed
• 2 onions, thinly sliced
• 1 large apple, thinly sliced
• 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
• ¼ cup tomato sauce
• ¼ cup barbecue sauce
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons malt vinegar

Method:

• Heat oven to 180°C/360°F.
• Pan-fry sausages until browned and just cooked. Remove and cool slightly.
• Chop into pieces and place in a casserole dish.
• If making the sauce, heat oil in the same frying pan and fry garlic, onions and apple until soft. Add to sausages.
• Mix together remaining sauce ingredients, or add Wattie’s Just Add Devilled Sausages to the frying pan. Stir in cider or apple juice and bring to the boil.
• Pour sauce over sausages. Layer the sliced apple over the sausages.
• Cover casserole and cook in oven for 30-40 minutes.

• Serve with rice or mashed potato and steamed green veggies.