Apple Pork Slow Cook

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 600g 100% New Zealand Pork shoulder chops (2 large -3 medium sized chops)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped into a large dice.
  • 2 large cooking apples
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 2 cups apple cider (or apple juice and 1 tablespoon cider vinegar)
  • 3 sage or bay leaves

Method

  • Cut the chops in half leaving bone on.
  • Heat the oil and brown the pork on both sides and transfer to slow cooker.
  • Brown the onions and place on top of pork.
  • Peel, core and dice one apple and place on top of onions.
  • Leaving peel on, cut remaining apple into 8 slices, quickly brown and add to slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle over the raisins.
  • Stir mustard into cider and pour over.
  • Add leaves, cover with lid and cook on Low for 6-8 hours.
  • For stove top cooking using a lidded heavy-based saucepan, bring to the boil and then simmer with lid on lowest heat for 1.5 hours.

To serve

Serve with mashed potatoes and steamed green vegetables.

Hint/Tips

  • Spray the inside of slow cooker with cooking spray before adding meat.
  • Stir 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard through the mashed potatoes.
  • Cooking meat on the bone adds flavour.