WINTER COOKING: Slow cook this tasty casserole to enjoy on a winter's day.
WINTER COOKING: Slow cook this tasty casserole to enjoy on a winter's day.

Pork, prune and port casserole

THIS pork casserole recipe has been designed to be cooked in a slow cooker, although instructions are also given for cooking in the oven or stove top.

METHOD

Step 1

  • Place flour in a shallow dish. 
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Lightly coat pork in flour.

Step 2

  • Heat oil in a large, deep frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add pork, in small batches, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until browned.
  • Transfer to a plate, cover and set aside.

Step 3

  • Add onion and garlic to pan.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until soft.
  • Spoon into slow cooker.
  • Add port, water, prunes, thyme and pork.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook for 3 to 4 hours or until meat is tender and sauce is thick.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup plain flour.
  • 1.5kg shoulder of pork, diced.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • 1 large brown onion, cut into thin wedges.
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed.
  • 1 cup port or prune juice.
  • 1/2 cup water.
  • 375g pitted prunes.
  • 2 tablespoons thyme leaves.

Preparation time - 15 minutes.

Cooking time - 3 hours, 20 minutes.

Serves - 6.


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