Pork and Cider Casserole
This is a brilliant ‘no cook’ slow cooker recipe! Lovely and warming and brilliant served with mash and seasonal veggies!
Nutrition (per serving)
Pork shoulder steaks, diced into chunks4 steaks
onion, cut into chunks1 piece
carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks2 piece
smoked lardons200 g
dijon mustard1 tbsp
Braeburn apple, peeled and cut into chunks1 apple
chicken stock cube1 cubes
cider1 cup (240 ml)
creme friache2 tablespoon
Add all of the no cook bag ingredients to a bag and seal.
Ready to freeze
Place the freezer bag flat in the freezer.
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.
So easy and so tasty. Right up my street!
Would you dice the pork?
Yes, dice the pork into chunks. Happy batching!
So easy yet so tasty! Great recipe, thank you.
Thanks Hazel, that is great to hear!
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.
Brilliant, white wine sounds great also! You are welcome, happy batching!
Can you use any cider please? New to cooking here x
Yes you can, any will do although I would avoid any flavoured ciders. Lovely to have you! x
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.
I just crumbled the stock cube in with the other ingredients.
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!
Brilliant! So great to hear
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?
Yes just the cup of cider, the stock cube is added as it is without any liquid
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!
Hello I’m new to this, would I add all ingredients including the cider to the freezer bag?
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!
Absolutely delicious 😋 thank you for this recipe
Brilliant, so glad you enjoyed it!
Hi approx how long does it take to defrost in the fridge?
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.
That is so great to hear Kelly, I’m glad you enjoyed it!! Happy batching!
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!
That is great to hear Allegra!! So glad it went down well!
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