Recently Mediocre Mum has started a conversation across Twitter and bloggers to link up and share slow cook recipes, called Slow Cooker Sunday I thought I’d join in this week and add my adapted version of Slow Cooker Cider Cooked Pork.
I orginally found this recipe via The Vicar’s Wife adapted it for my slow cooker and it was delicious!
The original recipe can be found here.
1 Pork steak per person
Bacon, about 4 rashers, chopped
Large onion, roughly chopped
Potatoes and vegetables select from carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, parsnips, leeks all chunked.
2-3 bay leaves
1 tbspn vegetable (or chicken) bouillion powder or a stock cube
Using a large pan, brown the pork steaks and put to the side. Then add the bacon and onion and fry until a little crispy. Then add the chunked vegetables (not the cabbage) and fry them a little too, till the edges start to brown a little.
Then add cider and enough water to almost cover the veg. Add your bouillion powder and bay leaves and bring the liquid to the boil.
Then transfer the vegetable and bacon mix to the slow cooker, add the cabbage and place the the pork steaks back on top.
I cooked mine on low in the slow cooker for 6 hours.
I served the veg and steaks in bowls, then transferred the cider gravy to a pan on the stove and boiled for a few minutes to reduce/thicken the gravy.
It was declared a hit and went in the do again list!