(Rated 5 out of 5 based on 8 ratings)

Pork and Cider Casserole

by - https://thebatchlady.com/r/5025/

This is a brilliant ‘no cook’ slow cooker recipe! Lovely and warming and brilliant served with mash and seasonal veggies!

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  • Pork shoulder steaks, diced into chunks
    4 steaks
  • onion, cut into chunks
    1 piece
  • carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
    2 piece
  • smoked lardons
    200 g
  • dijon mustard
    1 tbsp
  • cornflour
    2 tsp
  • Braeburn apple, peeled and cut into chunks
    1 apple
  • chicken stock cube
    1 cubes
  • cider
    1 cup (240 ml)

To serve

  • creme friache
    2 tablespoon


  1. Add all of the no cook bag ingredients to a bag and seal.

Ready to freeze

  1. Place the freezer bag flat in the freezer.

  2. Ready to cook

    Remove from the freezer and leave to defrost. Once defrosted, add everything to a slow cooker and cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low, i recommend cooking on low if you can. 

    Once cooked, stir in the creme fraiche before serving.



  1. Forgot to get cider so used white wine instead. I didn’t have the time to slow cook so used a pressure cooker. It worked! Tasted great. Next time I’ll slow cook with cider. Thank you for the ideas.

    1. Brilliant, white wine sounds great also! You are welcome, happy batching!

    1. Yes you can, any will do although I would avoid any flavoured ciders. Lovely to have you! x

  2. Hi could you tell me if you mix chicken stock cubes with water or just throw in? Seems very watery with the cider and 2 chicken stock cubes with 450ml water for each as on stock packet.

  3. Served this up tonight alongside some garlic butter rice – absolutely delicious!
    My fussy 7 yo scoffed every bit on his plate which is so unusual for him with something new. Everyone loved it!

  4. Hi, can I confirm that the only liquid is the cider one cup for 4 person portion? Or are the stock cubes made up with water?

  5. What’s not to love! Quick, easy and economical. Make one for tea and two for the freezer in no time at all. We love it with creamy mash. I’ve tried different non-flavoured ciders including a low alcohol one and it’s great each time so those asking about which cider to use, choose one that fits your budget.
    Give it a go, you won’t ne disappointed. Thanks Suzanne for another tasty, easy meal!

    1. Yes, add everything to the bag and freeze flat! When needed all you need to do is defrost, pour into the slow cooker and let it do the work!

  6. Had this tonight – was my first Batch Lady recipe – was delicious with rice and the creme fraiche takes it to another level. Made another 3 dump bags for the new chest freezer so very pleased – thanks for such an inspiring way of cooking good food that fits in with real life for most people out there.

  7. My husband cooked this tonight. He’s not a cook but your recipes are great for him, with the help of the slow cooker. Delicious and so easy. He even shopped for it! “I’ll definitely do it again “ says he!

  8. Hi Suzanne
    Absolutely love your recipes and have purchased your latest book too. I was just wondering if there was a way of printing out the recipes without the ads?

  9. I don’t have a slow cooker, could I put it in the oven? If I can what temperature and got how long please

    1. yes not a problem! I would recommend 2 hours at 150 until the pork is lovely and tender 🙂 I would add it all to a casserole dish with a lid. Happy batching!

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