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Slow Cooker Pork And Cider Casserole

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Our Pork and Cider Casserole served with creamy mashed potatoes is proper comfort food for a cold day and it only takes 10 minutes to throw together!

This simple pork stew makes a delicious alternative to a Sunday roast and because it’s cooked in the slow cooker it’s a nice easy recipe which means you can have a nice lazy Sunday.

You can throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker in less than 10 minutes and then come home to a delicious warming pork casserole.

slow cooker pork and cider casserole with mashed potato

The pork and cider casserole is perfect served with mustard mashed potatoes or thick slices of crusty bread smothered in butter to dip in the juices. Pork and apple is just such a yummy combination.


Pork and cider casserole ingredients

You’ll just need a handful of simple ingredients to make our delicious Slow Cooker Pork Casserole recipe.

Ingredients for pork and cider casserole - 500g diced pork meat on a red Joesph Joseph chopping board with knife, wooden bowl with 300g baby carrots, 2 sticks celery, one brown onion, one chicken stock pot, 2 tsp dried thyme on a small blue saucer and one bottle of apple cider
  • Lean Diced Pork choose lean pork and trim off any visible fat.
  • Baby Carrots these little carrots are delicious in stew – just top and tail them and give them a scrub.
  • Onion – choose a medium sized onion – then peel and dice
  • Celery – finely sliced
  • Apple Cider – I always use Westons Cider in my casserole, it just has such a lovely flavour that works so well with the pork.
  • Chicken Stock
  • Dried Thyme – you can use fresh picked thyme leaves if you prefer – you’ll probably need a few sprigs.
  • Cornflour and a Drop of Water – (to thicken gravy once cooked)

How To Make Pork And Cider Casserole

Prep Time – 10 minutes / Cook Time 8 hours (approx)

  1. Prep the veg – peel and dice the onion, scrub and half the carrots and slice the celery.
  2. Grease the slow cooker pan – I dab some sunflower oil onto kitchen paper and quickly wipe the inside of the slow cooker pan, it helps stop food sticking.
  1. Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker pan – Tip in the onions, celery, pork and carrots. Pour over the cider and chicken stock Season with dried thyme, salt and pepper
  2. Cook on low for around 8 hours – or until cooked through properly.
slow cooker pork and cider casserole with mashed potato

Bulk it up – if you want this pork and cider casserole to feed more people add some beans or pulses. Butterbeans or cannellini beans work well with pork.

Make it spicy – fancy some fragrant spicy heat? Add in a couple teaspoons of ground cumin, a tsp of cinnamon powder and a good pinch of dried chilli flakes.

⭐ This is a dump-and-go recipe, so you really just need to throw the ingredients in, switch on and cook.

⭐ Leftovers can be cooled and stored in the fridge for up to 2-days. Or in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 3-months. Defrost thoroughly before reheating.

⭐ For tips of what to do with leftover stew – check out the delicious use-it-up recipes here!

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slow cooker pork and cider casserole with mashed potato

Slow Cooker Pork and Cider Casserole

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

A cosy comforting slow cooker stew - perfect for coming home to on a cold night.

Ingredients

  • 500g lean pork
  • 300g carrots 
  • 1 onion 
  • 2 celery sticks 
  • 250ml cider 
  • 150ml chicken stock 
  • 2 tsp dried thyme 

Instructions

  1. Prep the veg – peel and dice the onion, scrub and half the carrots and slice the celery.
  2. Grease the slow cooker pan – I dab some sunflower oil onto kitchen paper and quickly wipe the inside of the slow cooker pan, it helps stop food sticking.
  3. Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker pan – Tip in the onions, celery, pork and carrots. Pour over the cider and chicken stock Season with dried thyme, salt and pepper
  4. Cook on low for around 8 hours – or until cooked through properly.
  5. If the sauce needs thickening. Add a couple tsp of cornflour to a cup, mix into a paste using cold water and pour this nto the casserole, stir and simmer for 5 minutes to thicken.

Notes

Our pork and cider casserole is delicious served with mustard mashed potatoes, herb and butter rice or air fryer chips.

You can freeze our pork and cider casserole. Cool the casserole completely, then store in an air tight freezer proof container or freezer bag in the freezer. The casserole should keep good for up to 3 months.

When defrosting the casserole for use, do so safely and make sure it's reheated thoroughly to a minimum of 75C throughout.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 383Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 190mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 11gProtein: 35g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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